- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. (December 1, 2018)
- Genre: Historical Romance
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1524407461
- I was given a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Now, after six years away, Margaret is returning home for one reason: revenge. She hopes that by avenging her family's deaths, she will somehow be freed from her curse. But it won't be easy. The identities of the raiders are still unknown, she has little left to her name, and traveling alone in the Northumbrian hills during the border wars is dangerous. Matters are further complicated by handsome Angus Robson, a Scotsman whose charm threatens to distract her from her plans. But the raiders are closer than she knows, and Margaret soon realizes that what she believed to be a curse may be the key to finding those she seeks. One touch will reveal the truth.
This story takes place during the reign of King Henry the VIII when he was divorcing his first wife, Katherine of Aragon, and trying to marry Anne Boleyn. With the King busy fighting the Roman Catholic Church he had no time to be concerned with the struggles taking place along the English-Scottish borders. This time period had always intrigued me. It was fascinating to read a story that took place in this area of Europe and from the perspective of a woman whose life had been ruined by the Border Reivers savaging the people and lands.
The best developed characters of course are Margaret, Angus, his stoic mute brother Gillis, the girl she saved & who was devoted to her,Osanna, and of course the dog Hamish. I really liked the dog a lot! He was clever and devoted and was the catalyst to opening up Margaret's heart so she'd eventually accept love from a certain man.
This story is full of adventure, mystery, excitement, and a little bit of paranormal thrown in with a set of powers that Margaret acquired when she was almost killed six years before. I loved this great twist in a historical novel and it added so much to the main character. This book was so good and I heartily recommend it for those looking for a different romance with a fiery lead character who'll stop at nothing to avenge her family. BTW, you're going to love the gorgeous cover of this book. It pulled me in before I had ever read the back cover. This book has non-graphic mild violence and is a clean romance.
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