An explosion in a warehouse causes Miranda to lose her memory. She has no idea who she is, where she is or the danger she faces. Following her rescue by special agent Ian MacVane, Miranda is taken to Bedlam. Only Ian's claim that he is her fianc free her from the horrors of the institution.

Miranda finds it strange that she does not remember this striking, brave man who says they are to wed, but during the journey to Scotland she falls hopelessly in love with him. Though he knows she is a pawn in his espionage, Ian cannot resist the enchanting Miranda; even if he suspects she and her father are traitors bent on helping to free Napoleon.

When a man interrupts their wedding and also claims to be Miranda's betrothed, she decides to discover the truth. Fleeing to England and into danger, she begins remembering bits of the past, enough to entangle her in a web of spies, counterspies, passion and peril. Is Ian her savior or her nemesis?

Susan Wiggs holds you spellbound with this intriguing romance whose three-dimensional characters, titillating plot, exciting adventures and passion will bring an instant glow to your heart. Ms. Wiggs' gift for impeccable storytelling shines brightly. SENSUAL (Aug., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin