Identical twin brothers Toste and Vagn Ivarsson have always done everything together, but when they go a-Viking they are separated and both are injured. Each believes the other has died.

When Toste awakens, he is surrounded by nuns who tend to his wounds. He is attracted to Lady Esme, who has been hiding from her father until she can claim her inheritance. Toste agrees to help Esme because he wants her—and not the money she offers.

Vagn is tied to a bed in Gorm Sigurdsson's home when he comes to. Gorm believes his captive is Toste, whom he wants to marry his daughter, Helga. Helga realizes it is Vagn, but that doesn't matter to her. She just wants to have a baby, and Vagn to father it. Powerfully attracted to Helga, Vagn agrees.

This is vintage Hill, filled with her trademark humor. This time readers are treated to double the pleasure and double the fun. The stories are expertly interwoven. The return of characters from earlier Viking stories provides additional entertainment. SENSUAL (May, 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager