Conner and Martin Brand are all thats left of the family who were the owners of Lyonsbridge. Martin is a priest and Conner is the horse master awaiting the arrival of the new owner, Lord Brian Wakelin. In his place comes his daughter, Ellen, to bring the castle into proper order.

The new high-handed mistress is making it hard for Conner to keep his promise to care for the people of Lyonsbridge.

Ellen is strangely attracted to Conner and when he issues edicts about her comings and goings she is furious. Through her maid, Sara, Ellen learns compassion for Lyonsbridges people. However, when tragedy strikes, Ellen flees to the hills with the rebels.

Conner protects the rebels who are escaping Norman injustice. Conner and Ellen give into their passion and discover that their love can transcend the difference between their heritages and enable them to foil a plot against Ellens father.

Ms. Seymour has captured the historical era and given us a romance filled with wonderful characters and several uniquesubplots. LORD OF LYONSBRIDGE is a highly enjoyable read. SENSUAL (Aug., 350 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Evelyn Feiner