Bantam, Apr 2001, 6.50, 432 pp.
In 1745, the Moy clan is divided as its leader Angus fights for the English King while most of the Scots want to support Prince Charles. When his wife Anne overhears Angus' scorn of her to his English compatriots, she angrily agrees to lead the clan in the support of Charles. As battle after battle occur, and the war swings back and forth, Anne becomes a rallying point as Colonel Anne.
Just before battle, Angus sneaks into her camp and they make passionate love. In the battle, her side defeats Angus' side and he is held prisoner. He agrees to spy for the Scots and returns to the English during a prisoner exchange. Culloden is the next challenge to their love for one another.
Best-selling author Marsha Canham has accomplished the impossible by writing a fresh historical romance centering on the events leading to the battle of Culloden, and its aftermath. The tale works because the star-crossed lovers are used to enhance real events. The award winning Ms. Canham demonstrates once again why she is so popular. New readers will quickly be converted and search for previous tales like THE PRIDE OF LIONS, and THE BLOOD OF ROSES.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner