Scott’s story is a tautly written, fast-paced tale of political intrigue and treachery that’s beautifully interwoven with history. Strong characters with deep emotions and a high degree of sensuality make this a story to relish.
Lady Marsi Cargill, ward of the king, becomes one of the queen’s ladies and her close friend and confidante. Upon the queen’s death Marsi is one of three people tasked to take the heir to the throne, Jamie, to safety. Sir Ivor “Hawk” Mackintosh, the knight the king requested guard his son, quickly realizes Marsi is not the humble nursery maid she professes to be. During the lengthy and dangerous journey he falls deeply in love with the feisty Marsi. In an attempt to mislead an enemy, Marsi and Hawk tell an innkeeper they are husband and wife, which in Scotland means they are truly wed. Their marriage of convenience leads to love, but will their love prevail as the danger grows? (FOREVER, Oct., 400 pp., $7.99)