The debut novel in the Lost Princesses trilogy introduces readers to Clarice Lilly, one of three sisters forced to flee their homeland.

Clever Clarice cooks up a plan to raise money by traveling through the Highlands selling beauty remedies. She and her sister Amy have been evading assassins. They feel safe until Clarice matches wits and words with Robert McKenzie, Earl of Hepburn.

Robert devises a plan to keep Clarice close by and use her as a pawn to draw out his old enemy so that he can regain his honor. He has no idea that his scheme will lure Clarice's Prince Charming, the assassins and a bitter magistrate to his door.

Passion and danger mount as Robert and Clarice must choose between duty, honor and love. This is the kind of fairy-tale romance (a little like Snow White) that keeps Dodd's star on the rise. This witty, emotionally powerful, lively romance sparkles with humor and intrigue. Like Clarice, Dodd is selling happiness, and I'm buying! SENSUAL (Jul., 400 pp., $21.95)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin