Married when she was little more than a babe, Rob MacArthur fled to England when her flower-shaped birthmark branded her as a witch. Now a stunning and intelligent beauty, she has no desire to be Gordon Campbell's wife, for Rob has fallen in love with a charming Englishman.

From the moment they meet, Gordon realizes he will have to woo and win his wife. Gordon will agree to an annulment if, in three months, Rob has not willingly come to him. Though Gordon is handsome and sensual, Rob vows never to fall under his spell.

However, after Rob overhears some vital information it becomes necessary for her and Gordon to flee to Scotland for safety. It is here that Gordon truly conquers her heart, but it is also where the greatest danger awaits.

Patricia Grasso brings 16th-century England and Scotland to life in this lively, carefully detailed, sensual highland tale and demonstrates her superb storytelling talent. SENSUAL (Dec, 400 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin