Maggie Carter saves Will Trevaron's life when he first arrives in America, but she loses her job in the process. She finds a new position caring for three children and later marries the father. Six years later, she's widowed, heavily in debt and her stepchildren have been taken by a relative.

Will is now highly successful and determined to help the recently widowed Maggie, in spite of her resistance, before he returns to England. A marriage of convenience presents the perfect answer. Will gains a wife and Maggie gets to reclaim the children.

Griggs spins a lighthearted tale that's a thoroughly gracious and enjoy-able read. An added bonus is Will's interesting lessons to the children on the conventions of peerage ranks and names. SENSUAL (Jan., 342 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gerry Benninger