THE WAYWARD WIDOW
Lady Juliana Tallant first met Martin Davencourt when she was 14. For two weeks they visited each day, then Martin went away. They meet again 15 years later, when the twice-widowed Juliana is willingly being served up as a naked dessert at a bachelor party. Although at first Juliana does not remember Martin, he remembers her quite well. Responsible for his seven younger half-siblings after the death of their parents, Martin has now decided it's time to marry. He has found a respectable widow who will be ideal. Why do his thoughts return to the disreputable Juliana? As for Juliana, even when things are going well, her wayward past has a way of rearing its ugly head.
Once again Cornick delivers a delightful journey to Regency England. The turning of the tables, with Juliana as the rake and Martin as the straightlaced character, gives this story some intriguing twists. Highlights include Juliana's interaction with Martin's family and the reappearance of characters from previous books. SENSUAL (Apr., 304 pp., $5.95)