A KISS OF FATE by MARY JO PUTNEY
A novel of the Guardians
Laird of an ancient, powerful Scottish clan, Duncan Macrae
is committed to ending the ceaseless strife between
Scotland and England. But he also has other, secret
powersthose of a Guardian, humans with mystical
abilities to control nature's forces and see into the
hearts of others. And from the moment he encounters the
young and independent English widow Gwyneth Owens, his
fiery spirit is irrevocably drawn to claim her as his
owna passion that will not only set his loyalty to
his land against his sworn Guardian vows, but will also
threaten everything he cherishes most.
Though Gwynne's father was a Guardian, she believes that
she has inherited only her mother's beauty, not her
father's power. Then one kiss from the dangerously
alluring Laird of the Macraes ignites a hunger that shakes
her to her souland reveals visions of a looming
catastrophe that threatens England and Scotland both. Only
by becoming Duncan's wife, and ultimately betraying the
man she loves, can she avert disaster.
As destiny and two mighty nations clash, Gwynne and Duncan
must push their powers and passions beyond the most
forbidden limits if they are to save their loveand
secure the future.
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"Intriguing historical fantasy romance"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 20, 2004
Two years ago, her "mundane" mom died leaving Gwynne Owens
without any prospects. Septuagenarian Guardian Lord Breen
married the teen so she can have protection until her
destiny calls her. A few years later, the kind Breen dies
leaving Anna alone, but at least she has widow status and
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"exciting premise weakly handled"
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted January 3, 2007
There are supernaturally endowed Guardians who lived
amongst the Mundanes, mere mortals. The Guardians each have
special talents, and were sworn to protect the Mundanes.
Years ago, Gywnne's father, a powerful Guardian took a
Mundane to wife. This was not forbidden, but was
discouraged because a Guardian man needed Read more...