by Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher ~ Pocket Books
Genres ~ Historical Romance
Originally written under the pseudonym Deborah Martin, this unforgettable tale of mystery, treasure, and passion is back in print at last and newly revised for today’s audience—and available as an ebook!
Welsh widow Catrin Price is haunted by a family death curse. Any man whom she marries without first drinking from an ancient Druid chalice sold by her ancestor long ago is unquestionably doomed. But when she hunts it down to purchase it, the chalice’s former owner ends up dead. Who will believe her innocent with the man’s treasure in her hands? Now she lives in fear of discovery, afraid to trust, afraid to give away her heart…
Even Newcome, a scholar struggling to overcome a difficult past, travels to Wales to find the mysterious woman last seen with his murdered friend. So when the lady proves to be a beautiful yet shy creature who shares his love of Welsh mythology, he’s torn between believing her guilty and trusting the passion blazing between them. But as unscrupulous men seek the chalice for their own devious purposes, will Catrin and Evan let their wall of mistrust stand between them? Or will they defeat their enemies together and embrace the love intended for them since time immemorial?
A story of intrigue and love to delight any reader. Author Sabrina Jefferies does a phenomenal job in this story of Wales mythology involving the Lady of the Mists. Blending, murder, mystery, mythology, love, and both strong primary and secondary characters. This is a book the reader will not want to put down.
The writer did a superb character development on Catrin where she was able to combine shyness, sensuality, strength, dedication to others and a strong character without making her seem unrealistic. Throughout this book, I felt Catrin was a woman worth admiring in-spite of her upbringing and beliefs. Her ability to overcome her shyness when strength was needed is a fine example for women to follow.
Additionally, the character of Evan was so complex and exciting that it felt like he continually had layers falling off him exposing more of his life that made him the man he was. Characters such as these two make a book worthy of giving up sleep to read. Not only strong primary characters are in this book but fully developed secondary characters rounded out the storyline giving it more depth.
I love the complexity of this story and the workings in the background of this book. I recommend this to readers that love intrigue and give it 4 STARS.
Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 8 million books in print in 20 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.
She always dreams big.
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