Sir Padriac Rafferty returned from battle with a burning desire for justice. As the Rebel, he roams the countryside Robin Hood style, stealing from the arrogant English. He came home to find his father dead and his widow a young and beautiful woman who hides a secret Padraic wants to uncover.

Lilianne does not know how to greet Lord Oliver's son, the foppish Lord Padraic. Oliver saved her from marriage to a ruthless Sir Edwin, and she prays Padraic will not throw her out once he discovers she has the healing "touch."

One night upon the cliffs, the Rebel meets Lily and a powerful love is born. But the Rebel has vengeful enemies and Sir Edwin is intent upon having Lily any way he can. Just when it appears all may be lost, an old "friend" arrives to see Lily and Padraic triumph over treachery and betrayal.

In the second book of her trilogy Ms. Dorsey follows The Renegade and the Rose with a hauntingly beautiful and mystic tale set in the lush fields of Ireland. Ms. Dorsey brings us a roller coaster adventure tinged with magic and brimming with romantic passion and daring escapades. Readers will indulge their senses in this delightful, fast-paced tale by a true "queen of the adventure novel." I can hardly wait for the next book in the series. SENSUAL (Aug., 285 pp., $5.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin