Russell, winner of the American Title
II contest, returns with her second powerful medieval romance touched with magic and passion. This well-paced, emotional, poignant drama enhances the romance just as the paranormal elements merge perfectly in Russell's capable hands.
Isobel knows the power of
the Seer's Stone; it drove her mother
to madness. Now the stone forces her to marry the Black Wolf of Scotland, Douglas Stewart. Despised by his ruthless father, Douglas would repudiate the marriage, but the moment he sees Isobel his desire to claim her overrides his anger. Even the Wolf's growing love cannot protect them from the forces of evil setting lover against
lover and brother against lover all
for the power hidden within the magic stone. (Leisure, Oct., 320 pp., $6.99)