Seona MacMurdock is nothing but a slave to her father and has no choice, or knowledge, when he betroths her to a powerful earl in King Haakons court.

So when she meets the powerful Baron Griffyd DeLanyea, a visitor to her fathers estate, Seona finds herself in love. Seona is forced to play the perfect hostess because of her fathers trade deals, but she and Griffyd find themselves unable to ignore their blossoming desire.

Only when she discovers her fathers selfish plans does Seona take her future into her hands, making a fateful decision that forces a furious Griffyd away from her.

Months later, when the truth is revealed, Seonas father orders a reckoning between the estranged lovers, and they are brought face to face to see the error of their ways, and the truth of their love.

Ms. Moores tale of Viking descendants reads fast and uncomplicated. No surprises here, but plenty of snappy dialogue and admirable characters. SWEET (Dec., 250 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Anne Black