cover image Glory


Heather Graham. Topaz, $6.99 (336pp) ISBN 978-0-451-40848-8

In Confederate Florida, a healer reputed to be a witch fights her own civil war against the man she loves, in the conclusion of Graham's McKenzie Chronicles (Surrender etc.). Widow Rhiannon Tremaine, who harbors Union sympathies, betrays a Confederate platoon encamped at her plantation house and is taken prisoner by Julian McKenzie, the doctor who heads the platoon. Denying their mutual passion, they later separate, until the heroine's extrasensory powers bring them together. Graham knows how to spin an effective love story, but her unnecessary plot summaries of the previous McKenzie tales slow the momentum. Some unresolved threads--and the fact that the war has not ended by the book's end--give hope that the series will continue after all. (Feb.)