by Sandy HusebyMay, 1999
The legend lives onThe legend of the St. Leger family afflicts the next generation in Susan Carroll's The Night Drifter, which revisits the enchanted world introduced in The Bride Finder. Lance St. Leger, son of Anatole and Madeline, uses his unique gift to leave his body in search of the magical family sword entrusted to him. While in this ghostly state he meets Rosalind, a widow who has traveled to Cornwall intent on verifying the legend of King Arthur. Rosalind and Lance meet again in the hothouse cottage of Effie Fitzleger, the current bride finder, who pronounces them destined for each other. But the widowed Rosalind is convinced the spirit of Lancelot is her true love and wants no part of Lance's attention. Lance's own quest to retrieve the stolen sword forces him to confront the possibilities that his mortal enemy could be either his own twin brother Val or Rafe Mortmain, his childhood friend. Susan Carroll's mystical world will ensnare you with knightly deeds of honor and ladies fair as Lance and Rosalind seek their destiny while risking a deadly fate.
Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and Nevis, Minnesota. She is online at SHuseby@aol.com.