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Berkley, Sep 2004, 6.99, 416 pp.
ISBN: 0425198014

In 1420 Scotland, Lord MacLean ties his wife Mary to a rock to die when the tide comes in. Nurse Siobhan Campbell curses the MacLeans, insisting no woman will ever replace Mary.

In 1511 Uncle Ansys Campbell informs his orphaned niece Felicia that the King demands she marry brutal Morreth. She refuses, but acts compliant because she knows her only way out is to flee.

Rory MacLean has returned home after years at sea because his clan needs him. His men decide he needs a wife so they abduct a woman they think is Janet Cameron. Felicia realizes what has happened and pretends to be her friend Janet because she does not want to be returned to her uncle. Rory is irate with his men for the kidnapping especially since he has vowed to never marry again since his first two spouses died which he suspects is due to the curse. Felicia works every ruse to stay until she can escape, but soon she and her host fall in love. She knows she owes him the truth that she is a member of his enemy clan while he rejects marriage because he refuses to place the woman he loves in jeopardy.

Harriet Klausner

This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Ancient scotland Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving someone from historic enemy

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   80% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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