"A dynamite historical paranormal romantic suspense"
In 1527, the Earl of Angus arrives to take his five
year old niece Molly Gordon, the Maid of Dunsithe and her
infant sister Bessie away from their home. The little
girls have no protector as their father just died and their
mother is helpless to stop her brother, who plans to
control the wealth of Molly, an heiress. Before being
separated from her two children, Molly's mother uses a
heated key to burn a mark onto her daughter's chest so she
can recognize her if they ever meet as adults.
Twelve years later, Sir Finlay "Wild Fin" Mackenzie
comes to the Isle of Skye to take his kings chosen
betrothed/ward Molly away with him. Fin has two reasons to
marry Molly. His people can use her legendary riches
though no one knows where they might be and he wants to
enact revenge on her previous guardian Donald of Sleat who
killed his father. As the wee people interfere, Fin and
Molly are attracted to one another, but dangerous enemies
want Molly and Fin dead rather than united in love.
ABDUCTED HEIRESS, the first part of a two part
miniseries, The Secret Clan, is an engaging paranormal
historical romantic suspense. The story line is filled
with the danger of intrigue blended with the magic of the
wee people. The lead characters are a delightfully dueling
duet and the audience will enjoy their capers, but the
novel works on several levels because fans will believe in
Amanda Scott's "world" and want Bessie's story told
soonest, not next year.
© Harriet Klausner - 2001
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 7, 2001