O, I forbid ye maidens a', that wear gold in your


To come or go by Carterhaugh, for young Tamlane is


'Twas not Robert Burn's legendary elfin knight who greeted

Amarantha upon her arrival at her uncle's mansion, but the

dark and wild Tamlane Adair. The scotsman's movement

enthralled her, and the rumors of his nighttime rides across

Bodmin's more only heightened his air of mystery. His voice

was like silk sliding over her skin, clothing her in

blissful delirium. Listening to him, she could almost forget

the anguish that had driven her from London and the Jacobite

Rebellion which had cost her so much. In his eyes she could

see the dangers of the Cornish coast-- and in his arms, it's

wonderful promise.

There's none that goes by Carterhaugh, but maun leave him

a wad;

Either gold rings or green mantles... or else their


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"An exciting historical romance"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 7, 2001

In the first half of the eighteenth century, gripped by illness impacting the poor and the aristocracy, the aftermath of the Jacobite Rebellion, and a long winter, London is not a city of joy this season. On top of that, the unwanted suit of Mister Delderfield sends wealthy but depressed Read more...

"An Intriquing Historical Romance by the author of the fantasy/time travel NIGHT VISITOR"
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted April 1, 2002

Anticipation for the 5th Outlander novel had me salivating for a romance with a true Scots hero. I loved Melanie Jackson's fantasy/time travel romance NIGHT VISITOR and thought I'd try her latest historical AMARANTHA. I was not disappointed. The story is set in the mid Read more...


by Melanie Jackson

Dorchester (Leisure Books)
August 1, 2001
Available: August 1, 2001
ISBN #0843949007
EAN #9780843949001
400 pages
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