The Earl of Walrafen takes time out from his hectic political life to read letters from his uncle's infuriating housekeeper, Mrs. Aubrey Montford. In them, she insists that he take more interest in his uncle's health and castle.

Walrafen pays for ignoring Aubrey's advice and soon finds himself on his way to Castle Cardow to investigate his uncle's suspicious death and meet the key suspect: the sharp-tongued housekeeper.

Despite their differences of opinion, they are drawn to each other. Walrafen determines to prove Aubrey's innocence.

Passion and suspense are carefully balanced, keeping the reader glued to the pages. Carlyle enthralls readers from the first page through the heated love scenes to the final, satisfying ending. She is an author with a master's ability to captivate. SENSUAL (Mar., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin