"intriguing paranormal tale"
Her famous actress mother sends popular actor Lincoln Aimes
to see her daughter Darci Montgomery. Linc explains to
Darci that his son, whom he never met, is missing. He
knows that Darci is the Hillbilly Honey, the most hated
person in America, as people think she killed her wealthy
husband Adam and his sister, both having vanished. Linc is
skeptical that Darci can help and she refuses though she
also knows evil is involved as the Mirror of Nostradamus is
missing too. Darci says she is not sure where they are,
but becomes angry when Linc makes a nasty comment. She
stops herself before she kills him for trashing her
powers. Linc realizes she killed in self-defense the
witches who feared her potential power but she didn't
murder her husband or mother as the media insisted.
Darci and Linc travel to 13 Elms, an Alabama spa that
formerly housed slaves, as this is where the mother of his
son last worked. Darci tells Linc there are ghosts of
nineteenth century slaves who want to find their kin, but
one particular essence is different. Devlin can fully
manifest himself. He tells Darci and Linc that she will
get closer to finding her husband Adam if she helps Linc
and he must give the slave ghosts what they want if he is
to succeed. Now the quest begins.
Though reading ALWAYS would help in understanding Darci,
this remains an intriguing paranormal tale containing
ghosts, healing, and other psychic powers. The story line
alternates first person narration between Linc and Darci,
and is loaded with action yet still feels like a middle
book. FOREVER AND ALWAYS is a fine tale that will enhance
Jude Deveraux's already lofty reputation.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 8, 2003