fternoon delight If you like your suspense on the lighter, snappy side, Jayne Ann Krentz delivers a story as sparkling as sunrise on ocean waves in Dawn in Eclipse Bay. Family feuds are as old as Romeo and Juliet, but there are no simpering teens in Krentz's tale: Lillian Harte and Gabe Madison are world-class successes in the corporate world. Neither has found their better half, until they both return to their heritage in Eclipse Bay and challenge the old conflicts between the Hartes and Madisons. When their conspiracy-obsessed friend Arizona Snow is found near death and Lillian's cottage is broken into, Lillian and Gabe realize that going home again means more than facing the family.

Eclipse Bay is pure de-light. The sophisticated sniping between Lillian and Gabe is worthy of Mulder and Scully and vintage Hepburn and Tracy, with the added panache of passion that won't stand for stuffy protocol.

Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.

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