When Susannah McKittericks best friend dies in childbirth she travels to Washington to help Aubrey Fairgrave care for his motherless daughter. She does so not only in her friends memory, but because she has always wanted children.

Susannah doesnt like Aubrey since she knows Julia was bitterly unhappy and that he doesnt care about his daughter enough to even given her a name. But as she learns more about her friends marriage and comes to understand Aubrey, she falls in love with him.

Forced to marry to save her reputation, Aubrey and Susannah discover a very powerful love, one that must overcome accusations of murder, withstand a brutal beating, heal the schism of past relationships and confront present dangers.

Linda Lael Miller brings the perfect touch to Americana romance. Her believable characters and their struggles speak to our hearts, while her strong stories engage our minds. The touching reconciliation between brothers and a sweet secondary love story add even more dimension to a wonderful romance. SENSUAL (Oct., 350 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin