Wealthy heiress Kate Tyler is traveling from New York to San Francisco, where she plans to continue her nursing career. After boarding a train in Texas, she is kidnapped by henchmen of her father's business partner. The kidnappers secrete Kate in a remote cabin, where she is rescued by Tate Castle, a handsome cowboy she met on the train. The two travel the perilous Texas countryside seeking safe haven in a nearby town. Though their journey is fraught with danger, they discover a once-in-a-lifetime love. But will obstacles prevent them from taking a chance at lifelong happiness?

Garlock's characters come to life as the author adequately depicts the wilds of Texas. Fans and newcomers alike will appreciate this fulfilling novel that highlights the love between a cowboy and an heiress. SENSUAL (Mar., 373 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick