Lord Zachary Griffin, the youngest Griffin brother, is drifting, trying to find his place in the world, when his aunt asks him to accompany her on a visit to the Whitfield's. The fact that there are seven daughters, six of marriageable age, might have something to do with it.

Zachary lights up the girls' lives and romantic hopes -- all except Caroline, who views him as the means to complete the portrait that will ensure her admittance to the art academy.

In a perfectly delightful, utterly charming, highly amusing, passionate romance, Enoch's talents shine. They glow when Zachary takes each young lady in hand, teaching them about men as he teases Caroline's senses with passionate images while posing for his portrait. They talk, sharing their lives, dreams and desires. Soon Caroline is thinking about Zachary's magnificent physique with the eye of a woman, not an artist.

Zachary's latest scheme, to breed cows, means he'll be staying around to convince Caroline that she's perfect for him. Enoch proves this is an exquisite love story that's ideal for us. SENSUAL (Dec., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin