Shades of Twilight By Linda Howard
Book/Novel Author: Linda Howard
Book/Novel Title: Shades of Twilight
**Shades of Twilight** Roanna Davenport was raised a wealthy orphan on her grandmother’s magnificent Alabama estate, Davencourt, where she developed a genius for trouble and a deep love for her cousin Webb. But everyone expects Webb to marry the ravishing Jessie, and he does. Then Jessie is found bludgeoned to death, and Webb leaves for Arizona, abandoning his legacy. Years later, an all-grown-up Roanna walks into a dingy bar in Nogales and Webb is drawn back to Davencourt, to Roanna — whose ice melts under his touch — and to the killer who once destroyed his life and waits only for the chance to finish the job…. **
### From Publishers Weekly
Family, loyalty, love, sex and revenge steam up the pages in this sometimes frustrating but ultimately satisfying romance set in present-day Alabama. Bestselling author Howard (After the Night) portrays orphan Roanna Davenport, born into a wealthy and aristocratic family. An awkward child, headstrong and generally disliked by her haughty relatives, she is championed by her older cousin Webb Tallant, with whom she falls in love. But he marries another cousin, the beautiful, heartless Jessie. When Jessie is murdered, Webb leaves the ancestral home for 10 years until the family’s dying matriarch summons him back, reawakening old passions and reopening old wounds. Unnecessary bouts of crude sex between minor characters may put off some readers, and a good shaking seems in order for both Roanna and Webb, as they misinterpret each other’s actions to excess. Howard does manage, however, to maintain tension through a twist-filled plot and the emotional involvement of the main characters.
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### About the Author
Linda S. Howington is a bestselling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. She has written many *New York Times* bestsellers, including *Up Close and Dangerous* , *Drop Dead Gorgeous* , *Cover of Night* , *Killing Time* , *To Die For* , *Kiss Me While I Sleep* , *Cry No More* , and *Dying to Please*. She is a charter member of Romance Writers of America and in 2005 Howard was awarded their Career Achievement Award. Linda lives in Gadsden, Alabama, with her husband, Gary F. Howington, and two golden retrievers. She has three grown stepchildren and three grandchildren.