The true spirit of the Highlander shines with Grothaus' portrayal of a powerful, haunted hero bound by honor and a curse. This love story is steeped in the strength of a relationship between two very different people, and it takes readers on an uplifting journey to love.
Fleeing a dark past, Englishwoman Evelyn Godewin is escorting an elderly woman home to the Highlands. When her companion dies, Eve is attacked by savage wolves. Oddly enough she finds a champion in the wolf she names Alinor and safety in a cottage hidden in the forest.
Highland chieftain Conall MacKerrick, mourning the loss of his wife and child, flees his clan and a horrible curse. When he finds Eve in his cottage, Conall is furious. Unwilling to leave, Eve concocts
a tale that she is a Buchanan, the MacKerricks' one-time enemy and the
key to breaking the curse.
Locked in a battle of wills in an isolated cottage, Conall and Eve begin a journey to trust and love. But Conall's belief in Eve and his hope of bringing peace to his clan could be shattered if he learns the truth of her past. (Zebra, Sep., 340 pp., $5.99)