Love endures, even in the face of danger and death.
As a child, Alexandra Douglas adored her older, wilder friend Roger Trevor, a troubled lad who turned his back on his family. Ten years as a sellsword and pirate have transformed Roger into a darkly handsome but enigmatic stranger. His return to his father's castle ignites a passionate uproar in the bookish and otherwise sensible Alix.
Surprised by his unlikely desire for his childhood friend, Roger is determined to encase his heart in ice. Haunted by his past and trapped in a lethal web of intrigue, he fears entangling Alix in a mysterious plot that could doom them both.
But destiny has set them on colliding paths, and Roger can no more resist the fire in Alix than she can turn away from his increasingly ardent touch.
New, revised edition of a classic, award-winning romance.
When the original version was published in 1986, Linda Barlow received the Romantic Times award as New Historical Romance Author of the Year. Fires of Destiny was also a finalist for the Rita Award from Romance Writers of America.
This special new edition has been revised and edited by the author, but her beloved characters and their sensuous, suspenseful adventures remain the same.
"Linda Barlow's sexy, suspenseful page-turners are pure pleasure to read." --Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
Bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz describes Linda as "a wonderful story-teller. She grabs you on the first page and plunges you straight into the tumultuous lives of her fascinating characters.”
Bestselling author Catherine Coulter called Fires of Destiny "a bold and clever tapestry, provocative and seductive."
Romantic Times said in their 1986 review: "Weaving together a strong historical background, an intriguing mystery subplot, along with a touch of mysticism, Ms. Barlow crafts a marvelously textured novel that mesmerizes the reader on every level. The timeless magic of this outstanding romance will guarantee recognition of Linda Barlow as a powerful writer with the talent to surpass all genre boundaries."
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Linda Barlow is the author of 15 novels, with more on the way. She lives in New England with her mysterious spouse (who sleeps during the day, which has often made her wonder if he's a vampire) and their equally enigmatic and nocturnal cat.
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Book Description Onyx, 1986. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110451400011