When the community wishes for a bride for the Earl of Penhollow they never expect their prayers to be answered so quickly. But when lovely, virginal Eden is washed ashore, they have their dream fulfilled and Eden has a chance at happiness.

Raised to become a wealthy mans concubine, Eden is on her way to her masters harem when a violent storm rips her ship apart and she is left on a Cornwall beach.

Pierce Kirrier, the handsome Earl of Penhollow, can hardly leave the mysterious and beautiful young woman to die. Though he has no idea who she is or where she comes from, he is determined to care for her and unravel the secrets that surround her sudden appearance and her identity.

The enchanting beauty is a breath of fresh air in Pierces life, and as he treats her like a princess and cares for her with tenderness, he falls in love with his mermaid. Still Edens past and the secret she holds will emerge to shatter the sweet happiness and security she has found in Pierces arms.

WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE is a masterful, joyous love story that gives another meaning to why we read romance. Reaffirming all the sheer pleasure and joy that is part of love, as well as the magic that is an integral part of romance, Cathy Maxwell lifts readers spirits and gifts them with a radiant read. SENSUAL (Aug., 384 pp., $5.99 )

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin