Water, water everywhere The saga of the fiery Foscari family, first introduced in last year's The Stargazer, continues with Michele Jaffe's The Water Nymph.

Crispin Foscari is a worthy English representative of the Venetian family and deserving of his reputation as the Earl of Scandal. Sophie Champion first meets him while breaching every rule of conduct in proper London. Seeking answers to her godfather's death, she's implicated in the murder of the one man who could have answered her questions.

Foscari has his own agenda to pursue to preserve his standing with the Queen. Helping the strong-willed Sophie tests both his patience and his passions.

Jaffe's vivid writing and expertise in Renaissance Literature (a Ph.

D. from Harvard) serve her well in this worthy new adventure of the audacious Foscari.

Sandy Huseby writes from her homes in North Dakota and Minnesota. She is online at SHuseby@aol.com.

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