Mira, Nov 2004, 6.99, 384 pp.
In 1741, teenage Lady Claire Lennox fell in love with Fraser Graham, who reciprocated her feelings. They married in a love match, but their relationship collapsed when she believed he betrayed her as he was there when her father was brutally murdered.
Eight years later, Claire as the oldest of four sisters leads her clan though her uncle has powerful influence over her. However, she has avaricious enemies in her family who have made deals with outsiders which would destroy her and her clan. Fraser still loves Claire and knows that relatives inside her clan have plotted her demise.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner