Hannah Howell continues the saga of the Murray family with the delightful tale of Gillyanne Murray. Gillyanne decides it is time to visit her dower lands, but she has no idea that three local lairds have heard of her pending arrival and decided one of them will marry her.

Each tries to capture Gillyanne, yet each fails. Only the threat of harm to her people convinces Gillyanne to choose a husband. She picks Laird Connor MacEnroy as the lucky man.

Connor quickly weds and beds his bride. He has little knowledge of how to treat a lady, and Gillyanne, growing up in a loving home, has very definite ideas about love and marriage. The only time Connor loses his control is when he is making love to Gillyanne. Though their passion is fierce, she knows that the marriage is fragile and someone is attempting to destroy them.

Gillyanne's love and belief in Connor is put to the test after many hardships and obstacles befall them. She must find a way to tear down the walls around his heart.

Another winner for Hannah Howell! Connor MacEnroy is the strong, silent type and it takes a special woman to break through his reserve—readers will delight in watching him fall in love. Ms. Howell keeps the reader turning pages with her fast-paced story and engaging characters. I have enjoyed the other books in the series and look forward to seeing more Murrays fall in love. SENSUAL (Oct., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager