Miss Caroline Wainwright must find a husband before her 25th birthday to hold on to her estate, which is reputed to be haunted. With no prospects in sight, she convinces her uncle to help her make marriage material out of London cutpurse, Lucas Davin.

Though a criminal, Lucas is handsome in a rakish sort of way, and intelligent; a man able to learn how to be the gentleman Caroline needs, but also man enough to be the one she desires.

Falling in love comes easily, but Lucas seems to have a connection to the aristocratic ghost of 200-year-old Lord Barrett Hamilton. But there is more to the mystery than meets the eye and there is danger afoot that threatens Caroline and Lucas.

Blending a bit of the paranormal with a wonderfully romantic story, Julie Beard works her magical touch on readers hearts. MY FAIR LORD is warm and witty and memorable. One of those delightful deep sigh novels that readers cherish. SENSUAL (Jun., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin