Crippled at birth, Seana is shunned by the other children. When the boy she loves joins his peers in taunting her, Seana flees, her young heart breaking. When Broc Ceannfionn follows her, soothing her tears, Seana vows to repay his kindness.

Years later, Seana is desperate to get her father out of the cold, damp cairn that has been their home. She is determined to wed Broc, her one true friend. But how can she entice him?

Much as she dislikes the notion, her answer lies with Brocs best friend suave, rakish Colin MacBride, the boy who broke her heart.

Seana finds the courage to approach Colin. Colin has no clue as to the bewitching lasss identity. Drawn to her in ways he cannot fathom, he does not understand why she is interested in Broc instead of him.

By the time Colin agrees to help, his own heart has been lost to the beautiful lass. As he sets out to prove his feelings for Seana, they unknowingly become embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. An enemy from the past seeks revenge and cares not who or what he destroys along the way.

Readers will rejoice in Tanya Anne Crosbys latest treasure as they are united with beloved characters from The MacKinnons Bride and Lyons Gift. With the mesmerizing skill of a bard of old, Ms Crosby draws you into her tale, spinning a vibrant and lush tapestry. ON BENDED KNEE is another keeper from the talented Ms. Crosby. SENSUAL (Jan., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Beth MacGregor