"A beautiful love story"
The prophesy is specific and so far proven accurate.
However, James MaCurrie wonders if the augur will remain so
now that he has ascended to the clan chief as the Earl of
Torridon with the death of his sire in 1689. James knows
that he and his elder twin brother Neil are the current
focus of the prediction of five decades of peace.
Overhearing a plot to kill her cousin John, leader of the
clans supporting James Stuart, Ellen Graham journeys to
Dunfallandy to alert her relative, but the enemy attacks
her entourage. The MacCurrie siblings also traveling to
Dunfallandy rescue Ellen. James and Ellen begin to fall in
love, but her stepfather rejects James' suit. When she
learns her beloved died in battle, she mournfully agrees to
marry another. However, James not only survived, he is
coming for the woman he believes is his soul mate in love.
On the surface, THE LEGEND is typical of the seventeenth-
eighteenth century Scottish romances to include Kathleen
Givens' novels (KILGANNON and THE WILD ROSE OF KILGANNON)
with strong compassionate men and heroic females falling in
love with war as the backdrop. However, Ms. Givens has the
ability to raise the story line a notch through her
vigorous lead protagonists and descriptive secondary
characters that enhance the stars while forwarding the
plot. Readers will care to know the outcome of the story
of Ellen and James, and look forward to the DESTINY of the
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 6, 2002