Visiting her aunt in England, psychic American Elizabeth Matthews meets Austin Jamison, the Duke of Bradford, at a party. She candidly tells him that shes seen his brother, William, whom Austin believes died a heros death at Waterloo. Now, a blackmailer is trying to expose William as a traitor.
Austin is cynical about Elizabeths powers and her revelation. When he does not heed her warning and is nearly killed, she saves his life at the cost of her reputation. They marry to stem the gossip and enjoy a surprisingly tender marriage. But danger, the blackmailer and the mystery about William are always in the background, overshadowing their happiness.
Warmth and humor, love and passion fill the pages of this charming book. Ms. DAlessandro builds the suspense with each of Elizabeths visions, and then tempers the tension with laugh-out-loud humor. Her second historical romance, secures her place among new and noteworthy writers. SENSUAL (Sep., 380 pp., $5.99)