Leisure, Mar 2004, 5.99
English Protestant Jamie Blakewell hopes his Oxford University friend Lord Sheffield Tate III can influence the House of Lords to employ a navy against the French. However, Sheff is not the same caring person Jamie knew and respected. Instead he seems abusive, mean spirited and obsessed, especially with Irish Catholic lass Brighid. Jamie decides to keep Brighid safe by hiding her from his former friend though he pretends to help a man he believes is mad.
Brighid hates the English though her warden seems nicer than most. She grew up with memories of the English overlords starving her mother, selling her father into slavery, and stealing his land. Star crossed as any couple could be, Brighid and Jamie fall in love while their religions conflict. Then there is the psychopath Sheff who willingly will kill a friend to have Brighid and he is coming.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner