"Engaging historical romance"
In 1600, Laird Angus Kilmartin gave permission to Angelica
Cavandish to travel to Duntrune, Scotland in order to dig
up the superior clay in support of her pottery venture.
However, the burn changes hands as Laird Geddes MacCallum
and his forces routed Kilmartin from Duntrune. Geddes
informs Angelica that she is not welcome and needs to leave
immediately though she protests that the riverbed clay is
the best quality available.
To his surprise, Angelica ignores his order. Even more
shocking to the well-known womanizer, he finds himself
quite attracted to the woman who ignores convention.
Angelica reciprocates Geddes' feelings though she received
warmer welcome from the former Laird. However, he fears
that if she gets deeper into his heart, she will learn the
secret that he keeps that enables him to lead his people
even when he may not be what he claims to be.
Though Angelica seems too independent for the era and more
like a modern day woman, readers will enjoy her out of time
antics that keep Geddes hopping with what to do next when
nothing works. The story line is fun as Geddes a very
heroic person who struggles between his heart's desire and
his quest. Still Angelica is the prime reason that the
audience will feel Janet Lynnford has cast a spell on
readers as the female lead makes the novel by being an
engaging anachronistic protagonist.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002