"Fantastic suspenseful romantic fantasy"
Book critic Damien Ruthven is shocked with how accurate the
eighteen hundred page manuscript written by author Brice
Ashton is. However, he also feels that two points in the
biography needs correcting as she is slightly in error on
his affair with Lady Caroline Lamb and on a poem he wrote
to her. Out of character and shocking his assistant Karen
Anderson, he invites author Brice Ashton to America to
discuss her first of three overpriced tomes on the life of
Lord Byron. Excited, Brice accepts the invitation believing
that her host has access to documents she has not seen.
The bad news is that Damien has no documents. The good news
is that he knew Byron intimately because in 1816, Dr.
Johann Dippel "cured" the aristocratic poet of epilepsy;
Damien was Byron back in the early nineteenth century. As
the critic and the writer feel a growing attraction to one
another, his invitation inadvertently also brings danger to
his guest as killers want Byron dead with collateral damage
DIVINE FIRE is a fantastic suspenseful romantic fantasy
starring two wonderful protagonists even if a book reviewer
and an author make strange bedfellows. Especially
interesting is Damien's look back to his past that comes
alive in such a manner that the audience will believe that
Dr. Dippel cured his patient. This in turn leads readers to
expect Melanie Jackson to provide sequels starring other
patients of Dr. Dippel.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted January 1, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 4, 2006