Traveling photographer Shea Waterson is searching for the son she was forced to give up for adoption a decade ago. She has followed the trail of the orphan train west, earning her way by taking photographs.

When she attmepts to take pictures of a hanging, Judge Cameron Gallimore confiscates Sheas camera and locks her in jail until the execution is over. He hopes hes seen the last of her, but circumstances bring them together again when she saves his life, getting wounded herself.

Cam feels beholden to get Shea to his home and a doctor. By opening his home, he ends up opening his heart. But the past is about to catch up with them when a gang of bank robbers, a photograph, a unique gun and old enemies force fates hand, driving them on a course to salvation or death.

Elizabeth Grayson takes readers on an emotional ride through the pages of PAINTED BY THE SUN. The power of love: a mothers for a child, a brothers for a sister and a mans for a woman, form the core of this story. Theres plenty of excitement, mystery and passion, but most of all, love. Youll cherish the sheer wonder of a story that will make you cry and sigh with happiness. SENSUAL (Aug., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin