There's an island off the coast of Maine where the fog is so thick that the island seems to disappear. It's not just this "magic" that makes the island mysterious, but the Scots brothers, Calum and Eachann MacLachlan, who inhabit it.

Amy Emerson might have all the money in the world, but the sweet tempered, shy heiress needs true love. Georgina Bayard needs all the money in the world to save her home and has no use for love. What happens when Eachann kidnaps Georgina and Amy sets the stage for an utterly delightful, heartwarming, magical double romance - one sweet, one feisty.

Eachann realizes his mistake the moment Georgina lands in his home. But there's nothing he can do about it but make the best of the situation. Even his bailing her out of jail and setting her up as his children's governess only adds fuel to Georgina's temper. Still, she's the perfect woman for Eachann; they just have to find that out for themselves.

Amy and Calum might see eye to eye on many things, but falling in love still comes as a bit of a surprise to them both.

The marvelous cast of secondary characters (Eachann's "difficult" children, and the island's inhabitants) along with an ideal balance of poignancy and humor bring together the best of Jill Barnett's talents. Read this just for the pleasure. SENSUAL (Sept., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin