Upon the murder of her last brother by the hated Jock McFie, Allisun Murray is left to lead the pitiful remainder of the Murray clan. Forced into hiding by the McFies years ago, Allisun has known deprivation and heartache. Allisun must find a means to peace.

Hunter Carmichael, Chief Justice of King Richards high court, blames himself for the feud that rages between the clans. Now he has come to put an end to the senseless killing.

Hunter captures Allisun as he attempts to stop a raid by the Murrays. But his plans go awry when they are attacked by Ill Will Bell, the scourge of the Lowlands.

Inexorably drawn to one another, Allisun and Hunter have no choice save to heed the demands of their hearts. Entangled in a web of treachery stretching back through the years, they struggle against their love for one anotherto no avail. With their lives at stake, they will risk all for a once in a lifetime love, saving a clan and restoring a heritage.

PRIDE OF LIONS is a soul- stirring, adventurous love story echoing with the fierce cries of Scots warriors and the lament of Scottish ballads.

Readers can feel the cold wind swirling through the pages and the haunting fragrance of heather lingering in the ink as they are swept into Suzanne Barclays gripping tale. SENSUAL (Jan., 350 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Beth MacGregor