Readers met outspoken, independent Loreli Winters in Topaz, Always and Forever and have been clamoring for her to take center stage ever since.

Adventure compels Loreli to get a lift on a wagon train of mail-order brides, intending to head on to California once the train stops. But then she falls for Jake Reed's twin nieces.

A hard-working farmer, Jake needs a wife to care for the girls, but certainly not a woman as sensual and audacious as Loreli. However, she has a way of making him dream about marriage and he is the kind of man to make her forget all about California.

This refreshing story of an experienced woman and a less experienced man takes several delightful turns as Loreli and Jake find their way together. Sassy and sexy, this romance more than satisfies while delivering memorable characters and interesting details about an unexplored era. Ms. Jenkins secures her place as the premier African-American historical romance writer. SENSUAL (Sep., 380 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin