Escaping war in Ireland, Michael ORyan arrives in America as a wanted man. He finds the answers to his problems when wealthy plantation owners daughter Annie Davis proposes a marriage of convenience.

Pregnant and unwed, Annie must marry quickly. When she literally lands in a handsome strangers arms he appears to be the answer to her prayers. Their marriage of convenience evolves into a true union, but both know Michael will someday leave. Then Annies father dies and Michael learns of the huge financial problems she faces.

After freeing the slaves, he brings fellow Irishmen over to work in exchange for land in the hopes of reclaiming the estate for the woman he loves.

This is a heartwarming romance brimming over with marvelous characters who prove opposites attract and trouble can bring people together. Ms. French knows how to make the past come alive and our hearts sing with happiness. SENSUAL (Jul., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin