Eight years ago she had jilted him and run off to Spain to marry a bullfighter. Now, Mary Scarlett Lamar is back in town and Bolton Conrad wants nothing to do with her-until she comes begging for help.

The new Mary Scarlett is not the coquette of old. She is now a very desirable, fragile, vulnerable widow, a woman haunted by the ghost of a sadistic husband and troubled by strange visions.

Despite himself, Bolt invites her to stay with him until she reopens her ancestral home. Proximity ignites old passions and they become lovers once again.

But before they can plan for a future together, they must first learn the truth about her father's disappearance and her mother's death, her past lives, her connection to a mysterious heirloom (a magical mirror) and they must destroy the dark forces working against them in this world and in the next.

Ms. Weyrich has created a steamy, suspenseful tale of romance amid a modern-day Savannah. She adds a touch of voodoo, a couple of out-of-body experiences and a few ill-fated love affairs to keep fans reading. SENSUAL (Dec., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Maria C. Ferrer