Despite warnings about the infamous Earl of Warwick, Guy de Beauchamp, headstrong Marjory de Warenne takes the advice of her friend, Princess Joanna, and sets out to seduce the earl. But it's she who ends up spellbound by the virile warrior. Their passion lasts through betrayals, marriages, affairs and decades of turbulent wars and rebellions.
Lush, lusty and overflowing with vivid historical details, Henley's romance is a wondrous tale of forbidden passion played out on the field of King Edward's court, with its political machinations and intrigues, Welsh and Scottish rebellions and even Jory's love affair with Robert the Bruce.
Few authors combine historical personages and events with a passionate love story as brilliantly as Henley. She recreates men and women whose lives are thrilling and enthralling, with stories that stir our souls as their passion rouses our senses. These are women ahead of their time, whose fascinating lives, loves and enduring qualities last forever through Henley's words. SENSUAL (Jul., 416 pp., $7.99)