If you savored Marsha Canhams classic Scottish novels Blood of Roses and Pride of Lions, then you will devour MIDNIGHT HONOR. Based on the true adventures of Colonel Anne of Moy this dynamic tale sweeps you into intrigues, tangled loyalties and even bloody battlefields, as Scotland and her Prince fight for freedom.

Few women are as devoted to the cause of independence as Prince Charles Belle Rebel. Married and desperately in love with her husband, Laird Angus Moy, Anne still defies him and the English king to fight to reinstate the prince on the throne.

For his clans sake, Angus pledges his loyalty to England and though he and Anne are in opposition politicallyand on actual battlefieldstheir love hardly wavers. Tested by the harshest betrayals, bitter hatreds and brutal battles, these star-crossed lovers survive even the most horrible conflagration of them all, Culloden.

The power of this remarkable story is palpable and more thrilling because so much is true. Youll see, hear, smell and taste everything Anne experiences, from sizzling passion to danger, pain and disappointment. Here is a triumphant story that trills, excites and stimulates readers with its sheer power and emotional intensity. Kudos to Ms. Canham! SENSUAL (Apr., 400 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin