The Duncan sisters—Constance, Prudence and Chastity—are anonymously responsible for the scandalous broadsheet The Mayfair Lady, which supports women's suffrage.

In no hurry to marry, Constance is obstinate and passionate about women's rights. She meets her match in handsome Max Ensor, a member of Parliament whose views directly oppose hers. But despite their political differences, they soon become lovers.

It's a delight to watch these two marvelous, yet opposite, characters learn how to persuade each other that love and marriage is a give-and- take proposition.

In this first of a new trilogy, the talented Feather infuses her characters with intelligence and maturity as they play a game of one-upmanship. THE BACHELOR LIST is a fast-paced, sensual read that belongs on the keeper shelf. SENSUAL (Feb., 343 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond