Raven Carleton is every inch the English lady. But on this
glorious morning, as she gallops along the seacoast -- her
hair streaming behind her -- Raven is thinking about her
freedom, not her imminent betrothal to aristocratic
Englishman Christopher Dacre. Suddenly Raven is forced to
draw rein when a man appears directly in her path.
Silhouetted against the predawn sky, he is magnificent -- a
darkly powerful stranger who will alter the course of her
Heath Kennedy is a loyal Scot who will defend to the death
those he loves. After narrowly escaping his own death at
the hands of highborn conspirators, he awakens on the banks
of the River Eden ... and sees a creature of infinite
loveliness riding toward him. Knowing that this wild
English beauty can never be his, Heath devises a plan of
revenge against his royal enemies. Raven will be the
ultimate bargaining tool -- his exquisite ransom.
Yet from the moment he spirits her to his ancestral castle
in Scotland, nothing goes as planned. Heath is irresistibly
seduced by his headstrong captive, a woman who knows no
fear and who calls him enemy ... even as desire flames
In a land divided, there is nothing more dangerous than
falling in love. But Heath Kennedy is a man beguiled.
Risking the wrath of two realms, Heath does the
unthinkable: He offers Raven her freedom. He asks only one
thing in return....
Set against the passion and savagery of a tempestuous age,
The Border Hostage captivates us with a truly unforgettable
love story. It is yet another dazzling work of romance
fiction from the incomparable Virginia Henley.
Heart-stoppingly romantic, powerfully sensual, Virginia
Henley's New York Times bestselling novels have
captured the hearts of readers and the raves of critics
everywhere. In her breathtaking new novel, the award-
winning author once again brings us her trademark blend of
historical intrigue and sizzling romance. Here she
transports us to medieval England and Scotland -- at a time
when bitter border wars raged throughout the land -- to
weave an unforgettable tale of a headstrong Englishwoman
abducted by a Scotsman seeking passionate revenge....