Miss Emily Clarkson moves to a small community to become its schoolmistress but finds that things are not as they should be. She plans on leaving as soon as a replacement is found, but her charges and her employer, Daniel Lennox, pull her in.

Things are difficult for mill owner Daniel, and his people have suffered many a tragedy. To lose the charming Miss Clarkson would be yet another. In this delightful traditional Regency, far more than a simple love story develops. Circumstances at the mill include a dozen orphaned children, a love that was lost and a new love so tender that it will surely warm the hearts of readers. Each situation plays along quite nicely, with smooth pacing. Add to this the underlying sensuality, and this story is a terrific read. (Dec., 224 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robin Taylor