"exciting seventeenth century romance"
In 1691, the Scottish Earl of Torridan Neil MacCurrie
travels to France to discuss the future with exiled King
James. However, the despondent monarch delays his meeting
before finally encouraging Neil to swear alliance to his
son-in-law and daughter. The wait in France forces Neil to
quietly cross the Channel to England.
Disguised as a Huguenot, Jean Paul Belmond, Neil seeks
sanctuary at the home of Ronley only to learn that the Earl
is dead, his daughter Eileen a "guest" with no prospects,
and the keep run by Milford. The new earl imprisons Neil,
but Eileen helps him escape. After getting home, Neil goes
back to retrieve Eileen only to learn she is staying with
her cousin Princess Ann in London. Pretending to be Jean
Paul, he struggles to keep Eileen safe as evidence has
surfaced that she is the legitimate claimant to the throne
even as he falls in love with her.
The sequel to THE LEGEND, and THE DESTINY is an exciting
seventeenth century romance that hums with real persona
augmenting the love story between the lead characters. The
story line is filled with intrigue and non-stop action, as
it seems every major player has an agenda. Kathleen Givens
gives her fans a rousing sequel that brings perspective to
the early days of the reign of William and Mary (with a few
fictional twists) that make for a fun time.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 4, 2003