"Enjoyable historical Scottish romance"
In 1455 Scotland Fergus Thurkettle incarcerates Sir Revan
Halyard who is investigating a plot to overthrow King
James. His jailer's niece Contessa Tess Delgado frees the
imprisoned Revan, but before he escapes Fergus arrives.
Realizing that Fergus will kill even his own blood, Revan
abducts Tess for her own safety.
Revan and Tess travel to the King to warn him of the
treachery, but Fergus and his seditious comrades pursue.
As the intrepid duo journeys closer to their goal, they
fall in love. However, though cherished, love must remain
on hold for first they must survive the traitors chasing
after them and second inform His Highness that perfidy is
rampant among some of the nobles.
Fans of historical Scottish romances will fully enjoy this
reprint of a Hannah Howell tale written under the name of
Sandra Dustin. Though almost a decade old, the tale
retains a freshness in spite of remaining inside sub-genre
plot lines. The key to the crisp story line is the lead
couple whose courage and love shine throughout the novel.
Readers will enjoy this story and want to read Ms. Howell's
delightful Highland trilogy (note that this novel is not
part of that miniseries).
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 22, 2002