"A warm romantic intrigue"
After nine months of seeing Stephanie Banning, Dr.
Nicholas Taggert ends their relationship because she is
too selfish. However, the sly Stephanie insures that most
people believe Nicholas played her unfair. Needing to
escape from the underserved criticism, Nicholas hides in a
remote garage next to an isolated cabin near Edenton,
When she learns that Lawrence Beaumont III is divorced,
Holly, feeling lonely, returns to her hometown to be near
him because she has fond memories of him. When she was
thirteen and he was three years older, he treated her to
the most wonderful summer of her life.
Holly meets Nicholas for the first time at a convenience
store where both are shopping. After he leaves, the owner
warns Holly to avoid him. He insists that Nicholas must
be a felon as he lives in the home of an incarcerated
thief. In spite of the birds of a feather alert, Holly
and Nicholas begin seeing each other while Lawrence
believes that she is his divine right because of his upper
class blood. Holly and Nicholas may be attracted to one
another, but she thinks he is a bum and that Lawrence is
her one. He needs to tell her the truth, but also must
keep her safe as someone wants to harm her.
HOLLY is a warm romantic intrigue that is fun to read
especially as Holly and Nicholas fall in love. The lead
couple is a delightfully charming duet who are solid as
individuals, but really fine together. Though a suspense
laden subplot adds tension it seems very out of character
for what is known of the villain. Still the audience will
fondly regard Jude Deveraux's latest tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 5, 2003