Armed with her infant twin sons and accompanied by seven of her brothers, Ilsa Campbell MacEnroy storms into church to stop her handfasted husband, Sir Diarmot MacEnroy, from marrying another. Though the partial amnesiac Diarmot claims she's a liar, he still weds and beds her, intending to make her the mother of his illegitimate children, who are currently living with him.
Having been left waiting a year for his return, Ilsa can't resist Diarmot and vows to forge a good marriage. She adores the children, loves her husband and works to win Diarmot's trust. But when he regains his memory, new problems ensue that will surely have readers laughing out loud.
With wit and a powerful sense of what goes into a relationship, Howell breathes life into a delightful duo. Watching them play out their love story is a joy to behold, and the secondary cast of characters—namely the children and her family—add just the right touch of humor to a story that steals your heart with its magic and mayhem. SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $6.50)