Ever since her explorer father's strange disappearance, Phadra Abbot has been a ward of the bank, the directors acting as her gaurdian. Unconventional, intelligent, outspoken, yet sweet and naive, Phadra is a pawn in her guardians' schemes.

Grant Morgan is on his way up in the world. Intent upon clearing the family of a besmirched reputation, Grant hopes to wed a conventional young woman with connections, but meeting the extraordinary Phadra changes all that.

Suddenly married to help pay off her father's debts, Phadra and Grant are thrust into the social whirl and begin to build a relationship based on trust, as well as passion. The bond between them is so strong that they are able to vanquish their enemies and make all their dreams come true.

TREASURED VOWS is a treasure trove of a romance. Charming, eccentric Phadra and her toe rings will win your heart almost as easily as Grant wins hers. Cathy Maxwell's star is on the rise and you'll treasure her newest delight. SENSUAL (Jan., 400 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin