Jean Ross Ewing proves herself to be a storyteller of the highest order in a smashing follow-up to her spectacular first historical novel, Illusion.

Dominic Wyndham is known far and wide as England?s most notorious rake. His wife left him immediately after their wedding night, and he greeted the news of her death with apparent indifference. Miss Catriona Sinclair asks him to return with her to Scotland to protect a child purported to be his. Having good reason to know his wife could not have borne him a son, he is piqued by curiosity and an instant attraction to the lady.

Dominic never could have imagined the myriad twists and turns of his quest as he peels the layers off his elusive companion and discovers unexpected love.

In a master stroke of characterization, Ms. Ewing brilliantly brings to life a spectacular hero who meets adversity with a laugh and never, absolutely never, gives up. Richly intricate, exquisitely crafted, this jewel of a love story will move you to your soul. Treasure, thy name is Ewing! SENSUAL (Sep., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer