In 1593 the Vicar of Bedfordshire, Edward Drakewyck forces Morgana Fey to give up the magical dove she possesses. Assisted by Henry Clairmont, Edward places Morgana into an eternal sleep. However, before succumbing to the warlock's spell, Morgana glimpses into the future and based on that she places a curse on the ancestors of her two enemies. Edward leaves a note to his descendants warning them not to ever marry a Clairmont.
In 1856, Lucinda Drakewyck dabbles in magic over the objections of her beloved uncle. She begins to have visions of her future soul mate, a handsome person she dubs Lancelot. She also has nightmares about a soulless witch causing problems for herself and her beloved. When she meets Crimean War veteran, Richard Clairmont she recognizes him as Lancelot. When the duo touch the magical Dove at the same time, they release Morgana, who seeks vengeance on the Drakewycks and Clairmonts. As Richard and Lucinda fight for their lives, they fall in love, an emotion this couple cannot afford in light of the curse.
THE HEART OF THE DOVE is a magnificent otherworldly historical romance that will leave fans of both sub-genres fully elated and clamoring for more works by Tracy Fobes. The story line is filled with non-stop action and tension. The lead protagonists are a wonderful couple struggling with their growing love that cannot be consummated with the curse hanging over their heads. The malevolent Morgana makes magic seem real. Readers will want to peruse Ms. Fobes' other paranormal romance, TOUCH NOT THE CAT, after this terrific tale.