When Connor Webster's fiancee, Loris Peterson, confesses that she's carrying his brother's child, Connor is shocked, hurt and angry. Her father throws her out of the house, leaving Loris to live on an abandoned homestead. When his brother gives Connor money for Loris, he feels obligated to help.

The love that originally bound Connor and Loris together isn't dead. As Connor helps Loris make the house into a home, their love blooms even stronger, and when tragedy strikes, their hearts meld together once more and they marry. But no matter how strong their love and marriage, there's an enemy lurking in the shadows who will do anything to keep them apart.

Like Dorothy Garlock, Davidson does not stint on the gritty side of romance, but keeps the tender, heart-tugging aspects of her story in the forefront. This novel is filled with compassion and understanding for characters facing hardship and hatred and still finding joy in love and life. SENSUAL (Dec., 300 pp., $5.50)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin