Margaret Thayer is spending her 35th birthday alone on her homestead, trapped by a blizzard, when a half-frozen man arrives. Margaret takes the stranger in, and for the rest of the storm, takes a chance on life.

Kieran McDermott has dedicated his life to righting wrongs and he's on the trail of a robber, "The Uncatchable Man," who has lured away his latest victim's 15 year-old daughter. Handsome and self-contained, Kieran has no place in his life for meaningful relationships and his intentions are purely temporary, but the intense Margaret slips past his guard.

Margaret believes she can be satisfied with one taste of life when she takes Kieran in, but her heart can't accept that bargain. When Kieran confesses his mission, Margaret insists on helping him unmask the outlaw and their search for justice beings an unexpected dividend in love.

Susan Kay Law brings her sure touch to this Western tale of lonely hearts in a town called Redemption. Warm and wonderful, ONE LONELY NIGHT is a novel full of hope and second chances. SENSUAL (Aug., 350 pp., $3.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cindy Royce