Sir Anvrai d'Arques arrives at Kettwyck Castle as the family celebrates Lady Isabel Louvet and her sister's homecoming. A seasoned knight who bears the scars of his years as King William's man, Anvrai is concerned about the castle's defenses. He's proved right when a band of Scotsmen attack, kidnapping Lady Isabel.

Anvrai becomes Isabel's champion, rescuing her from bondage to a Scots chieftain. With the country on the brink of war, they must outrun the Scottish brigands on their trail and find the means to help their king. Together they fight to save their homeland and discover a love so strong that neither friend nor foe can tear them apart.

Fast-paced adventure tinged with poignancy that stirs the blood is a Maguire hallmark. The characters' pulse-pounding escapades set the pages on fire and will keep you up all night. SENSUAL (Jan., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin