The past and the present co-exist in this intriguing story. Glimpses into the 1830s are illustrated by a woman's passionate journal writings, and the present-day characters are equally emotional. Macela builds a slow but intense relationship between the hero and heroine, which should delight readers.
History professor Barrett Browning is collaborating on a project with Edgar Jamison, using correspondence and records from Edgar's family home, Windswept Plantation. Barrett hopes to gain tenure at her university by publishing works based on the collections, but Edgar dies before she can
finish, and it seems he's willed his possessions to his grandson, Davis.
Davis Jamison is a successful venture capitalist with no time for boxes of papers. He hires Barrett to continue her research, even though a horrible secret is buried in them. Barrett and Davis are drawn to each other, but will the discovery of the secret ruin their chances for a life together? (MEDALLION, Feb., 325 pp., $7.95)