Southern belle Victoria Redmond knows that her marriage to the Duke of Moreland, John Spencer Whitfield, will never work. She isn't even sure whether the child she carries is his or from a former relationship.

A letter from home is the excuse Victoria needs to flee England for Georgia. But John's pride will not allow her to run off. Intending to bring her home, he instead opens a Pandora's box filled with murder, danger and dark secrets.

A mystery with gothic overtones set against a lush backdrop, this is a lovingly rendered tale. Porter indeed proves that love can conquer all, and readers will agree. SENSUAL (Jan., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin