Forever-after-Amber, this is more innocent certainly -- one of those modestly busty romances which traces the rise of Angel Dawson from guttersnipe on. Clapped in Newgate Prison, she emerges from its horrors to find herself in the household of an Earl, Nicholas Tavington, ""afraid to love"" but anxious to improve her before sending her on up to the court of charming, indolent Charles Stuart. Once there she remains true to Nicholas whatever the evidence (the king's ring) proves and when last, or rather next to last seen, Angel is attending Nicholas who has contracted bubonic plague and she saves him from the death cart. . . . As the night the day, from postern to pillow.