In her irresistible debut McCarty gives
life to the exciting and colorful times of Highland feuds. She infuses her novel with vibrant details and remarkable characters that make your emotions run high. McCarty is destined to win fans who will wait with bated breath for the next book in the series.
All her life Isabel MacDonald has tried to please her father, and now she believes she has the opportunity by sacrificing herself in marriage. She's promised to seduce her husband and gather information to aid her clan. Neither could foresee the great love that develops between them, a grand passion that comes from learning to forgive and knowing that hate and betrayal bring nothing while faith and love deliver true happiness. (Ballantine, Aug., 385 pp., $6.99)