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Nal, Aug 2002, 5.99, 368 pp.
ISBN: 0451410521

In 1600, Laird Angus Kilmartin gave permission to Angela Cavandish to travel to Duntrune, Scotland in order to dig up the superior clay in support of her pottery venture. However, the burn changes hands as Laird Geddes MacCallum and his forces routed Kilmartin from Duntrune. Geddes informs Angela that she is not welcome and needs to leave immediately though she protests that the riverbed clay is the best quality available.

To his surprise, Angela ignores his order. Even more shocking to the well-known womanizer, he finds himself quite attracted to the woman who ignores convention. Angela reciprocates Geddes' feelings though she received a warmer welcome from the former Laird. However, he fears that if she gets deeper into his heart, she will learn the secret that he keeps that enables him to lead his people even when he may not be what he claims to be.

Though Angela seems too independent like a modern day woman, readers will enjoy her out of time antics that keep Geddes hopping with what to do next when nothing works. The story line is fun as Geddes a very heroic person who struggles between his heart's desire and his quest. Still Angela is the prime reason that the audience will feel Janet Lynnford has caste a spell on readers as the female lead makes the novel with being an engaging anachronistic protagonist.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   working at a business

Main Male Character

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

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman

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?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   mostly dialog

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