A first hardcover of a novel that was available for a short time ten years ago—published then, as Brown (French Silk, p. 267, etc.) tells us, under the pseudonym of Laura Jordan. Why a reissue? ``After rereading The Silken Web,'' the author herself ``found it so compelling that she decided to update the novel stylistically''- -i.e., to revise it for ``today's market.'' The story follows the loves and perils of nature-loving Kathleen, who, at the start, has given up her high-stress—plus sexually harassing—job as a fashion buyer in Atlanta to work as a counselor at a summer camp for orphans. The love interest/complication appears soon enough—here, in the form of ``blond hunk'' photographer Erik Gudjonsen. The result is totally predictable—as is the course of this novel in which ``none of the romance and sensuality that characterized [the] earlier work has been sacrificed.''