A spirited lady discovers love, danger and redemption in this fast-paced story that draws the reader back to medieval times.

Lady Allis Montclair, as chatelaine of her fathers keep, runs the household and tries to cheer her despondent father. Since her mothers untimely death six years ago, the Earl of Montclair has been deeply depressed.

Welshman Sir Connor of Llanstephan meets Lady Montclair at the tournament on her fathers land and is struck by her charm and beauty. But what can a man sent home in disgrace by King Richard, after fighting at his side in the crusades, offer her?

A fast read laced with passion, this is an entertaining romance with a strong mystery subplot featuring an unexpected twist at the end. Although there is good character development, some might find the descriptions of the locale weak. Still, it is obvious that Margaret Moore knows her genre and what readers like. SENSUAL (Oct., 376 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gabriella Pantera