Signet, Nov 2004, 6.99, 416 pp.
Catherine Seton Spencer works as a dress designer in the court of Queen Elizabeth. She wants a little fun and excitement and a lot of love in her life.
Scottish Lord Patrick Hepburn spent four months patrolling the Middle March of the Borderlands When he informs King James that his second sight reveals his monarch will succeed Elizabeth, the elated regal sends him to his future court as his emissary to Her Royal Highness. At court he and Catherine meet with terrible first impressions. He thinks she is spoiled while she concludes he is pompous. However, they end up working together trying to prevent a conspiracy to dethrone Elizabeth and prevent James from following her; that teaming up leads to better understanding of the other and soon love.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner