Former lovers find each other again
in book two of Cosby's Scottish trilogy. She deftly combines historical accuracy, well-rounded characters and continuous action in this sweeping romance, which should keep readers engaged until the last page.
He thought her a whore. Three years before, Lady Isabel Adair betrayed Sir Duncan MacGruder,
leaving him at the altar to become
his enemy's mistress. Now a deathbed promise forces him to rescue her.
Isabel had to betray Duncan to
protect her father, and when they're reunited, she finds it hard to hide her love. Duncan can't trust Isabel, but her foolhardy actions bring out his protective instincts. The wary lovers join forces to outsmart those determined to bring down the Scottish rebel Sir William Wallace. (Zebra, Dec., 356 pp., $4.99)