LESSONS IN LOVING A LAIRD
Marcos’ deeply moving romance features strong, atypical protagonists, a witty and fast-moving plot with surprising twists and a truly passionate love story with a different take on the Regency.
Shona Slayter, an indentured servant, is a feisty young woman who looks forward to her upcoming freedom. When her owners are unable to make payments on their land, she is transferred to the laird. After an exile in London, Conall must learn how to run his Scottish estate. Shona quickly proves to be indispensible in this endeavor. Conall realizes her worth and begins paying her to handle product sales. He enjoys her company and has come to respect and love her. She is afraid to reveal her feelings for him. What began as a hope of seducing Conall to gain her freedom ends with them falling in love. Their strong support for one another allows them to overcome scandal and slander. Indeed, love conquers all. (ST. MARTIN’S, Mar., 320 pp., $7.99)