cover image Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel

Jude Deveraux. Pocket Books, $7.99 (336pp) ISBN 978-0-671-68976-6

Maddie Worth, blackmailed into carrying letters between abolitionist spies who hold her sister captive, resents the authoritarian presence of Captain Ring Montgomery, who helps her navigate the gold fields of Colorado. ``Deveraux fans may find the plot a little thin, but will welcome yet another pair of feisty, independent souls whose conversation crackles with electricity,'' said PW. (July)