The Heather Moon (Scottish Clans)

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9780451407740: The Heather Moon (Scottish Clans)

While riding escort for King James V, a handsome young man finds his ruler's life in his hands when the Scottish kind suddenly falls ill. Aided by a beautiful, spirited, half-gypsy girl, the young man is forever enchanted by the mysterious girl. But fate places them on opposing sides of a diabolical plot to obtain power. The infant Scottish queen is in danger of being kidnapped, and while the man acts as a spy to uncover this fiendish plan, the girl's father is hired to do the deed. Caught between loyalty to his country and the longing in his heart for the girl, who will he inevitably betray?.

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Setting: Scotland Borderlands, 1526
Sensuality Rating: 8

The daughter of a Scottish laird and a beautiful gypsy woman, Tamsin Armstrong grew up with a foot in both worlds--heeding the calls of her wild gypsy ancestory while upholding the ways of her proud Scottish forefathers. These two distinct worlds collide when Tamsin and her father, Archie Armstrong, are captured while raiding the lands of their hated English enemy, Jasper Musgrave. It is at this point that the young laird William Scott crosses Tamsin's path.

William remembers Archie Armstrong well, because the Scottish reiver and his own father were close comrades when William was a child. For the sake of fond memories--not to mention the lure of Tamsin's green eyes and brave heart--William negotiates their release. Tamsin is relieved to be away from the dungeon, but troubled that William has agreed to hold her hostage in his own castle. She's even less pleased by her father's obvious approval of the plan, suspecting that he hopes to arrange a marriage between her and William. Neither William nor Tamsin plan to fall in love, but the powerful attraction between them grows stronger by the day despite the danger that threatens their happy ending. Will William's entanglement in Musgrave's evil plan against the Queen destroy his future with Tamsin? Don't miss The Heather Moon--it's a wonderful tale filled with adventure, noble characters, and heartwarming emotion. --Lois Faye Dyer

About the Author:

Susan King, a Ph.D. candidate in medieval art history at the University of Maryland, took time off from her dissertation to write her first historical romance, The Black Thorne’s Rose. The Sword Maiden marks her tenth novel celebrating the wonderful, magical, and sublimely romantic setting of Scotland. She is a native of New York, and currently lives in Maryland, with her husband and their three sons. Be sure to look for her next historical romance, coming soon from Signet. Susan loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at P.O. Box 356, Damascus, MD 20872. Please include an SASE for a response.

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