Author: Martha Keyes
Series: Tales from the Highlands #1
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: February 27, 2021
She needs to be protected. He’ll take on the job…for a price.
Christina MacKinnon is secretly relieved to be a widow. She is equally desperate to distance herself from the clan of her dead husband, but as the heir to his estate—one she needs in order to support her siblings—she must first stave off both the advances and threats of the man next in line to inherit. It seems the only person she can turn to is a nearby stranger who seems inclined to help her. But he has a request…
Freshly returned from the war, Lachlan Kincaid has one aim: to see justice served to the MacKinnons for betraying his family years ago and depriving him of his inheritance. While biding his time at a nearby inn, he discovers the death of the MacKinnon laird—whose widow has inherited everything. The way to accomplish his goal is becoming more evident, but the path is murkier than he could have foreseen.
As Christina’s and Lachlan’s lives intersect, it becomes clear that their separate aims may well only be achievable if they join forces. But to do so is to court more danger, and it requires a sacrifice Christina isn’t sure she’s prepared to make.
Rating: Mild+. Some substance use; mild kissing; mild sensuality; mild (nonsexual) violence or horror.
An absolutely fantastic historical fiction! This book has it all – mystery, intrigue, and romance set in the backdrop of the Scottish highlands. I was completely immersed from the this first in this beautiful story of two people who find love in the most unexpected way. There is a strong heroine, a gentle hero, a villain you love to hate, and wonderful side characters who I hope get their own story some day. This book is certain to be a re-read on my favorites shelf – I am eagerly awaiting the next story!