Readers will be thrilled to see the characters introduced in Border Wedding return in a tautly written, deeply emotional love story steeped in the rich history of the borders. Scott's use of real events and people enables her to subtly move readers into the characters' mindsets, which greatly enriches the story.
On the day of the king's coronation, strong-willed Amalie Murray feels Sir Garth Napier's eyes following her. Certainly Garth is attracted by her voluptuous figure and spirit, but she's vowed to never wed. When Garth realizes Amalie has unintentionally overheard a treacherous nobleman discussing his ruthless plot -- which Garth is investigating -- he moves to protect her, sweeping her into his arms for a passionate kiss.
Entangled in the investigation into murders, forced marriage and treason, Garth finds himself tossed from the frying pan into the fire: He even claims Amalie as his wife to keep her safe. They quickly discover they're meant for one another, and together they will save Scotland from a tyrant. (Forever, Sep., 415 pp., $6.99)