The third volume in the popular series brings readers back to Harmony for a grand-slam romance as the town beauty, Camille Kennison begins managing her fathers baseball team.

Though many men have proposed, Camille has never fallen in love with anyone and she wonders if spinsterhood is ahead of her. Then ex-baseball star Alex Cordova arrives and her heart begins to stir with a new emotion.

Alex has sworn off the game, but when he discovers that he needs money he decides to take Camilles offer of a contract to play with the team: a bungling group of ball players.

Camille intrigues Alex and he realizes that hed rather be courting her than pitching baseballs. However, the tragedy and scandal from his past could well put him out of the running and destroy their chance to realize their dreams of love.

Few authors paint as warm and wonderful a portrait of small-town America as Stef Ann Holm. The multi-textured plot and three-dimensional characters combined with that Americana feel create a bit of homespun perfection. SENSUAL (On-sale Feb., 416 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin