A juicy, gothic historical romance. I found the hero and heroine and other characters in their circle quite likeable. Though everyone is entitled to their opinion, I did not find Nicoletta "whiny" as one reviewer described her. I found her quite charming. Also, considering the times and the fact that Nicoletta is forced into marrying the scary Don Scarletti, I really couldn't help but admire and like her. Nicoletta is known as a healer and is used to roaming unfettered among the plants outside her village to cultivate them for her natural healing methods. Then, after her marriage to the Don, she has to go live in his palazzo, a scary looking large building guarded by stone gargogyles. Though the Don is silent and brooding he is kind and protective towards Nicoletta. But, in keeping with the historical rumors of the Scarletti "curse", she arrives at the palazzo in the midst of various murder attempts on the Don's life and actual murders of other characters. Of suspicion are the Don's relatives living there - his father, brother-in-law, young niece, imperious sister and her disagreeable daughter. Though there are enough twists in the plot to keep any reader's mind busy, I found it obvious who the mysterious murderer was among this group of people. Despite that, the book has a wonderful ending and is thoroughly an enjoyable, fun book.
Great suspenseful, steamy period love story about a peasant healer and an arisotcrat under a curse.
GREAT BOOK! Another paranormal side of Christine Feehan and she kept me turning the pages.
I didn't like it. I read it because it's a Christine Feehan and I love her other series, it was good background information, but this is a book of her I liked the least.
Very different from other books but good story Keeps you reading until end. Good mystery plus romance.