For two centuries, Aidan dún Scoti's kinsmen have guarded Scotland's greatest secret, the real Stone of Destiny. Now King David seeks an alliance with the mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt him--the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan... Cursed by Aidan's people for the sins of her father, Lleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to... she is also the one woman who may bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.
Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad's return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil. FitzSimon's daughter has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father--yet never would she have imagined he would forsake his only daughter.
A daughter of the forest and loyal to no clan, Seana has been whispered to be a child of the faeries, but not even a little Gael magic can help her claim what she truly desires - a home and hearth...before it's too late for her ailing da.
"More to love! (read in order.)"
Annie Ross has gone through her entire life a bit lost. She's about to find herself misplaced in time as well, where she must take her place as a guardian and find a way to restore the faith of a powerful chieftain. Will she win his heart as well?
Known as the Lyon for his prowess on the battle field, Piers de Montgomerie accepts a challenge from King David - squash a troublesome highland rebellion. For his payment, he accepts disputed lands, but soon discovers that what he truly desires is the highland beauty whose brothers will never bow to him. Meghan Brodie refuses to be a pawn in a political game and vows not be won so easily. She resists the English Lyon...
"Left me wanting"
The true stone of Destiny remains hidden, but now comes a new battle to determine who will hold the sword of kings.
Revenge brought Alarik Trygvason to the shores of the River Seine. Destiny gave him a dark-haired beauty with violet eyes. Beguiled by Elienor's strange dreams and her fiery spirit he can barely control the passions she arouses, body and soul...but in a land full of strife, he risks everything to love the woman whose dreams hold their future in thrall.
"What a Surprise!!!"
The illegitimate daughter of a penniless English baron, Elizabet is determined to win her freedom at all costs...until treachery thrusts her into the arms of a proud Scotsman. Bound to protect her despite the fact that holding her could mean the death of a fragile peace between the clans, Broc of the McKinnons soon realizes that the fiery vixen he holds captive could pose an even greater risk to his heart.
Fiercely independent, Elizabeth Bowcock - 'Doc Liz' - as she's known by all - vows to raise her orphaned niece as her own. Unfortunately, the child's grandfather has declared the unwed doctor to be an unfit guardian and refuses to deliver her to Liz's care until she finds herself a man... Enter dark-haired, devil-eyed Cutter McKenzie. Outcast for his Cheyenne blood, the handsome half breed volunteers to pose as Elizabeth's husband.
"Heart and humor... Loved this road-trip romance !"
Caroline Aldridge was surprised by the number of mourners at her mother's funeral. Evidently the newspaper heiress who had caused her children so much pain was well-loved by everyone else in Charleston. Now she was gone, leaving behind countless secrets - and a few demands: Caroline and her sisters must live together for one year or lose their inheritance. And Caroline must take over The Tribune. But a killer is making headlines, and Caroline may have unwittingly stepped into the crosshairs....
"Took Me Home!!"
Suspecting he can never be the man Emma Peters wishes him to be, Lucien Morgen, the fifth duke of Willyngham, decides to break off their long-standing engagement... only to discover the innocent fiance; he set aside for years has unexpectedly blossomed into a passionate, irresistible woman.
"Wonderful Holiday Story!"
Augusta Aldridge believes in Ian Patterson's innocence, even after he was arrested for killing two young women and mutilating their corpses. Because she was with him the night one of the crimes occurred, hidden in the shadows beneath a beachside pier, locked in a wild, unthinking embrace with the man whose dangerous fascination may have fatally lured the other victims. Now that another body has been found, the police suspect a copycat killer, but Augusta is sure they have the wrong man behind bars.
"Took Me Home!"
As the last male heir of the dún Scoti clan, Keane dún Scoti's future is known from the hour of his birth: Someday, he must take his brother's place as Guardian of the True Stone of Destiny. But alas, the fickle Highland winds must turn. To quell a looming rebellion, David mac Maíl Chaluim commands the marriage of a granddaughter of MacBeth to deMoray's new laird, a man rumored to be as dangerous and conniving as his father.
"Great balance of adventure,survival, and love."
To settle a feud, Dominique Beauchamp was resigned to wed in order to heal their injured lands. Offered in marriage by her brother to the lord of Drakewich, she came to take the d'Lucy name... but never counted on losing her heart to the brother of her betrothed - the Black Dragon. Blaec d'Lucy mistrusted her from the beginning, believing her to be part of her brother's endless perfidy, but he was powerless to resist the fiery-haired vixen that rode so proudly into their midst. Their love was sealed... once upon a kiss.
"Once Upon A Kiss"
Eleven years later, FitzSimon is a broken man. He is forsaken, alone, a wretch left to wallow in his grief. A scrooge to rival Ebenezer, he is visited by the ghost of his dead wife, who has come to reveal what life has been, what it could be, and where it will end if the candle burns out before FitzSimon has made amends.
Zoe Rutherford wasn't sure what she was expecting when she returned to Sullivan's Island. The house on Sullivan's hadn't represented home to her in decades. It was the place where she had endured her father's cruelty. It was the place where her mother had closed herself off from the world. It was the place where her sister had disappeared. But now that her parents are gone, Zoe needs to return to the house, to close it down and prepare it for sale. She intends to get this done as quickly as possible and get on with her life.
"An atmospheric visit to a South Carolina island"
Jessamine Stone vows to wed no man but her onetime fiance Christian Haukinge. She sets out to win back Christian's affections, unaware that her brother has already offered him a bribe to break her heart. Driven by something dark, Christian agrees to the devil's bargain, but soon finds Jessie's innocent passion, trust, and faith undermine his resolve for vengeance. Now only the woman he has betrayed can heal his deep and scarring wounds.
"Annoying and Enjoyable!"
Gavin Mac Brodie fears the thought of becoming the man his father was. Driven into solitude by visions of what he would not be and could not have, he vows never to wed. But this last of the available Brodie men is about to encounter a wee bit of Highland magic... Catrìona is no stranger to - solitude. Driven deep into the Highland mountains, her kinsmen have become little more than legend. But no one knows better than Cat that you cannot hide from fate. Naked and painted in the woad of her ancestors, she appears to Gavin.
Tanya Anne Crosby, l'auteur à succès du New York Times, explore la vie de Caroline, d'Augusta et de Savannah Aldridge, trois soeurs qui partagent un passé obscur et un avenir incertain. Caroline Aldridge est surprise par le nombre de personnes venues assister à l'enterrement de sa mère. L'héritière du journal Tribune, qui avait causé tant de douleur à ses enfants, était apparemment très aimée de tous les autres habitants de Charleston.
"Un héritage dont il faut accepter le prix"
Devastated by the death of her father, Norman noblewoman Chrestien de Lontaine vows to see her twin sister wed and then take refuge in a nunnery...but the Silver Wolf has come knocking on their door and treachery is at hand. King Henry's blue-eyed champion has been sent to quell a nation's rebellion. He plans to seal their peace by wedding Gilbert de Lontaine's beautiful daughter, but though the girl with smoky eyes holds his heart in peril, the real danger lurks in unexpected quarters.
"LIKABLE H/h, but tragic parts a serious downer"