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Erica Spindler. Mira Books, $5.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-55166-268-8

Madeline Monarch, wife of the heir to the great Monarch jewelry fortune, is a certifiable psychic--but it doesn't take a psychic to realize that her stepson Griffen's attachment to her young daughter, Grace, is far from brotherly. After discovering Griffen trying to rape the five-year-old, Madeline steals away with Grace, adopting a life on the road under the names Claire and Skye Dearborn. Seven years later, with the powerful Monarch family closing in, Claire and Skye are separated, leaving Skye with a young friend, Chance McCord, who, in turn, will leave Skye. By the time Chance and Skye are reunited, Skye is a talented jewelry designer, a grown woman made somewhat wary of love by constant desertions--and Griffen Monarch's prize possession. Readers who can suspend disbelief (there are, after all, psychics; the Monarch ""gift,"" an inherited genius for jewelry design; repressed memories; and one unsubtly evil character) will find Spindler's (Red) latest, a high adventure of love's triumph over twisted obsession. (Mar.)