With this sequel to More Than You Know, Jo Goodman brings readers full circle in the lives of the Hamiltons as she centers this story on strong-willed Bria Hamilton, heiress to the once-grand estate of Henley, renamed Concord by her ruthless stepfather.

Bria will do whatever it takes to reclaim Henley. Shell hire a Yankee, Lucas Kincaid, to rebuild the plantation; shell even make a wager with him and arrange a marriage of convenience to attain her goal. But she will never trust him.

Lucas has reasons of his own for being at Concord. Like Bria, there are things in his past best left unsaid. As each slowly begins to reach out to the other and share their dreams, they also become involved in the problems surrounding Reconstruction, the disappearance of Brias brother, Rand, and some unsolved murders.

Jo Goodmans latest romance brings relationships into focus as she builds her story around historical events of the era with a sharp eye for detail. She writes a story of epic proportions that will satisfy long-time romance readers seeking that big read. SENSUAL (Apr., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin