cover image Beloved


Stella Cameron. Vision, $22 (418pp) ISBN 978-0-446-60176-4

Bestselling author Cameron's at the top of her form in this suspenseful, tightly written historical romance set in the late Regency period and featuring Scotland's aristocratic Rossmara family, last seen in Bride. Saber (yes, Saber), Earl of Avenall, scarred in body and mind from wounds received in India, believes he's going mad when his nightmares escalate. Ella Rossmara, in love with Saber since she was 16, can't persuade him to marry her, though she knows he reciprocates her feelings. Both Saber's present and enemies from Ella's past (as a girl she was rescued from a brothel auction) conspire to keep them apart, but true love will out. This is a satisfying, highly sensual read with some unexpected twists. (Oct.)