**2005 PEARL WINNER - BEST FANTASY**
Everyone's back! Characters from HeartMate, Heart Thief
and Heart Duel appear to help renovate the Residence, solve
the mystery, give advice on the perfect duel—or meddle. And
the first baby of the next generation is born...
Tracker Straif Blackthorn has returned to Druida City after
his last rescue mission, intending to repair his home and
resume the noble duties he abandoned at seventeen, when he
lost his family to disease. He's futilely searched Celta
But he may be too late! A secret enemy is ready to claim
title, his lands, and destroy the woman he loves.
As an interior designer Mitchella Clover dreamt of someone
saying "no expense spared." Unfortunately it's a wildly
attractive GreatLord who offers her the chance of a
lifetime—to restore an ancient showplace. She knows she can
never give Straif what he truly wants, but can she resist
The job isn't easy. Both the sentient Residence and
new snobbish Fam cat have remodeling ideas, and Mitchella's
ward instantly dislikes Straif.