Image of Heat of the Knight


Image of Heat of the Knight

Ivie pits a fiery Scot lass against a Highland Ranger as the battle for Scotland's independence looms over them. The pace slows from time to time, but Ivie uses the backdrop and historical events to enhance a battle-of-wills romance that's complex in historical meaning, yet a light, enjoyable story.

Lisle MacHugh is responsible for her dead husband's family after the Battle of Culloden, and the stubborn redhead doesn't want any help from the traitor known as the Black Monteith when the Raiders catch her.

Impressed by her courage, Monteith decides to help her family by proposing marriage. But once they're wed, Lisle realizes she's married a proud Scotsman whose secret life endangers them all. But that makes her love him more than ever. (Zebra, Nov., 380 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin