THE MACKENZIES: JARED
The MacKenzie saga continues with Honey and Luke's daughter, the recently widowed Kitty, who takes a job as governess to Jared Fraser's mischievous twin daughters. He's just returned from India and is recovering from a serious wound.
To complicate matters, the girls are doing everything possible to get rid of Kitty. But Kitty is a MacKenzie and the girls can't pull anything over on her. What troubles Kitty is Jared's indifference to his children.
The girls realize that while Kitty makes a fine governess, she'd make an even better mother and put their energies into matchmaking. But it is Kitty's determination to pull Jared through a bout of depression that brings this duo together and gives them the strength to fight his ex-wife's ruthless scheme to reclaim Jared and the girls.
The MacKenzie series just keeps getting better and better. Each book is filled with exciting characters, pride and passion. It is a pleasure to revisit old and beloved characters as well as meet and care about new ones. Ms. Leigh captures the aura of the West by bringing realistic characters, true emotions and the rugged landscape into every tale. SENSUAL (Mar., 384 pp., $5.99)