After the war, Hamish MacRae returns to the Highlands scarred, crippled and set on hiding away in his castle. When his well-meaning brother brings healer Mary Gilly into his home, Hamish is furious.

Recently widowed and the owner of a goldsmith shop, Mary is revered as a healer by the townspeople. Strong and stubborn, she is not one to run from Hamish.

The searing desire they feel for one another surprises them. But then accusations that Mary murdered her husband arise, and her arrest ends their idyll, leaving Hamish determined to find a way to prove her innocence.

Smart and sexy, with three-dimensional characters who leap off the page, this is one of Ranney's most powerful and riveting romances yet—a surefire winner that showcases her clever storytelling. SENSUAL (Aug., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin