KISSING THE COUNTESS
Evan Mackenzie, the new Earl of Kildonan, bitterly remembers the day his father evicted the local people from their homes. He returns to the Highlands intent to sell off the land when a fall leaves him wounded.
Catriona MacConn takes Evan in to tend to his wounds. It is innocent enough, but propriety demands they marry after spending the night together. Soon, they fall in love, but when Catriona finds out who Evan is, she fears he'll be angry if he discovers she and her brother have been secretly bringing people back to their homes.
King fluidly combines the enchantment of fairy tales, the pure passion of romance and the emotional power of drama in her story. She makes you believe in the beauty and power of love while spinning a tale that captivates. This rare talent shines from each and every page of this "keeper." SENSUAL (Nov., 352 pp., $6.99)