Leaving her home in the sunbleached courts ofAvignon, gently nurtured, seventeen-year-old Ninian rides into the darkness and strife ofScotland to marry a stranger. Her path crosses that of Gavin Cameron of Kinveil, priest and Chancellor of Scotland. Laconic, ambitious and handsome, he is the one man the Stewart king dares to trust, the one man strong enough to save the kingdom from the civil war planned by the charming, implacable Archdeacon Columba Crozier and his bastard sun, Adam de Verne. Tied by blood on one side and by an overwhelming -- and forbidden -- love on the other, Ninian, growing from her careless girlhood into a beautiful woman and an artist of brilliance and power, is precipitated into violence and tragedy, in which she, too, has a vital part to play.
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Reay Tannahill moves back to 15th-century Scotland, to a sensual, violent, jewelled world where a family as subtle as the Borgias is planning the murder of the king, and a woman yearns for a love that is forbidden to her. By the author of "A Dark and Distant Shore".About the Author:
Reay Tannahill was born and brought up in Scotland, and now lives in London. Her first historical novel, A DARK AND DISTANT SHORE, was an instant bestseller, and PASSING GLORY won the 1990 Boots/RNA Romantic Novel of the Year award.
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Book Description Ivy Books, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0804102279
Book Description Ivy Books, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0804102279
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