Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough--not for her father, not for the man she thought she'd marry, not for God. Read more...
Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough--not for her father, not for the man she thought she'd marry, not for God. But after a shocking attack, she's willing to be forever an outcast if it means escaping Loch Morar.
Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, has found himself in possession of a rare treasure his enemies are prepared to kill for. While Brice has never been one to shy away from manor-born ladies, the last thing he needs is the distraction of Lady Rowena, who finds herself in a desperate situation. But when Rowena's father tries to trap Brice into marrying his daughter, Brice makes a surprising decision.
Rowena wanted to escape the Highlands, but she's reluctant to marry a notorious flirt. And when she learns that Brice is mixed up in questionable business with a stolen treasure, she fears she's about to end up directly in the path of everything she was trying to avoid.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-22
- Reviewer: Staff
Seeking escape from the abusive Highlander who plans to marry her, Scottish heiress Rowena Kinnaird finds refuge in the surprising marriage proposal of Brice, Duke of Nottingham. Despite not knowing Rowena very well, the handsome and unusually devout Brice patiently woos her in response to his unmistakable prompting from God. As their relationship develops, each is challenged by fears from without. Can Rowena overcome her battered self-image and fears that her rejected suitor will come after them? And how can Brice, who has been guarding the invaluable Fire Eyes diamonds for his friends, keep his new bride safe as he flushes out the schemers who would kill for the rare jewels? In this sequel to The Lost Heiress, White (Culper Ring Series) takes her readers to a Scottish Highlands where weighty topics such as recovering one’s identity after rape, and the ways such an event can define a marriage, are handled delicately and deftly. The spiritual themes are integral to the characters and plot developments, making this a well-rounded, intriguing, and satisfying story. Agent: Karen Ball, Steve Laube Agency. (Apr.)