Mary Frances Donnelly's life falters when her wily father sells his share of the Four Roses Hotel, leaving her with a stranger as a partner.

From the first, Mary Frances knows he's trouble. Not only is Sean Michael Sullivan a bold, brash Irishman (who has surely kissed the Blarney Stone), but he means to stay.

Sean hotly pursues Mary Frances, but she eludes him until a priest, catching them in a compromising position in the church confessional, forces them to wed.

No sooner are they married than Sean's traveling circus family arrives. Spurred on by her sister Maggie, Mary Frances decides to seduce Sean but when the circus departs, he joins them.

But memories of Mary Frances and the Four Roses torment him, and he will have to find a way to win them back.

A delightful, funny read, FRANNIE AND THE CHARMER is the second book in the Donnelly sisters series. Readers are left to ponder what surprises their matchmaking father has planned for his two remaining unwed daughters. Whatever it is, it's sure to be special! SENSUAL (Jan., 384 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Frances L. Trainor