Miller makes a stunning debut with the first in her Clan Mackenzie trilogy. It’s an action-packed romance full of fierce warriors, strong women, rebelling clans and secrets worth killing for. Her well-developed characters, accurate historical settings and dashing heroes will win over readers.
When her laird tries to force himself on her, Roses stabs him and escapes the keep. She takes shelter on Mackenzie land, and a fateful encounter throws her in the path of Wilkie Mackenzie. He is entranced by the angelic Roses and will defy duty and clan to claim her as his own. Roses is afraid her mysterious origins will shame her warrior and runs away, only to be captured by her enemy. Now it is up to Wilkie to rescue his beloved and show her that she owns his heart. (HQN, Jan., 377 pp., $7.99)