It's really no surprise to the town when wealthy rancher's son Adam Baldwin announces his engagement to Beth Baylor-except to his wife, Vonnie Taylor.

Years ago, when Vonnie and Adam were young, they ran off and got married knowing that their father's feud made their relationship dangerous. After one night together they parted, leaving Vonnie with a broken heart. Now, she'd be damned if Beth expects her to make her bridal gown.

With her father's sudden death, Vonnie finds that she has her share of troubles with their ostrich ranch, The Flying Feather. Someone will do whatever they must to run and her mother off their valuable land.

Adam cannot stand by and watch Vonnie struggle against an unknown enemy and soon their old passions are rekindled as new dangers explode, dragging long-ago secrets out of the darkness.

As always, Lori Copeland manages to find something new and fresh to bring to her "love and laughter" western romances. The wild ostriches, the cast of delightful, endearing characters and the added mystery all lend themselves to making BRIDAL LACE AND BUCKSKIN a delight! SENSUAL (May, 345 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin