Next up is Natalie Bishop with VALENTINE'S CHILD (3). A lovely restauranteur's plan to return home to confront the lover she left behind goes awry when the passion they once shared flares back to life. While the story is unevenly paced and the heroine a bit rigid at times, Ms. Bishop writes with a sizzling intensity that edges this emotional love story with spirit and depth.

Reviewed by: 
Pamela Cohen