WEDDED IN SIN
Lee showcases her wry sense of humor along with her talents for recreating the era and crafting engaging characters who reach out to readers because of their intellect and passion. Wedded in Sin features touches of Eastern sensuality and enough of a mystery to keep the pages turning for a delightful read.
Second son of a nobleman Samuel Morrison stumbles across someone throwing a young woman out of her home and tossing what appears to be a man’s foot into the rubbish pile. Believing something odd is afoot (literally!), Samuel tries to help. Penny Shoemaker’s parents were murdered and her family’s business torn away. She needs the discarded foot molds to maintain her livelihood. Samuel is so intrigued by Penny he offers to help investigate the murder and theft. This leads Penny into Samuel’s social world, and the closer they become, the more the passion sizzles. Danger mounts, suspicions rise and love and lives are at risk. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Aug., 380 pp., $7.99)