A SCOTTISH LOVE
The always emotional, consistently sensual Ranney gifts readers with an unforgettable story. From the opening scene, featuring bare-chested footmen, to the thrilling and surprising climax, readers will be held spellbound by the powerful love story and memorable characters.
Seven years ago Shona Imrie turned down her childhood sweetheart Gordon MacDermond’s proposal and watched him go off to war. Her brother followed while she married a wealthy earl. Now she is penniless and prepared to sell her Highland castle, Gairloch, to a wealthy American to help support herself, her companion and her brother, who has returned from Crimea a shell of his former self. Dubbed a national hero and given a baronetcy by the queen, Gordon is determined to reclaim Shona’s love — but it isn’t easy to regain her trust. They return to the Highlands to await the prospective American buyer and his daughter. While Gordon wages his campaign to woo Shona, insidious forces are at work to uncover Gordon’s secret weapon. Adding to the mystery is the resurrection of an old legend of ghostly lovers and a strange scheme to save the castle from the spirits, bringing Shona and Gordon together to find passion and face peril. (AVON, Dec., 400 pp., $7.99)