If Lord Darnleys daughter would wed Lord Kirallens son, decades of clan warfare could end. But Darnley will not give his only daughter, Maude, to his enemy. Instead, he sacrifices his illegitimate daughter, Alyson, to Kirallens son, Jemmy. Alyson has no choice but to pose as Maude and spy on the Kirallens, since Darnley holds her brother hostage.

Alyson discovers that the Kirallens are kind, not uncivilized, and Jemmy is no heathen, but a just and proud man. She finds a great love with him, but what will happen once the truth of her mission is revealed?

With the hand of a born storyteller, Elizabeth English draws us into an engrossing tale, peopled with memorable characters and a powerful plotline. The backdrop of clan feuds intensifies the poignancy of the romance and builds just the right amount of conflict and tension to captivate readers. Here is a new, fresh and vibrant voice to discover. SENSUAL (Nov., 352 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin