Maguire’s latest may be her most emotionally moving novel yet. Replete with incredible passion and characters who quickly grab readers’ heartstrings, The Warrior Laird will not be easily forgotten.

Laird Dugan MacMillan receives a devastating demand: Pay the Duke of Argyll 3,000 pounds, or his entire clan will be evicted. The only way to pay Argyll is to find a hidden cache of gold. Since he inherited part of a treasure map and knows where another part can be obtained, Dugan sets out to claim the fortune. Lady Maura Duncanson, exiled by her father, is summoned by him to wed a ruthless lord. No one knows she has a map fragment. She and Dugan join forces. One step ahead of her fiancé and Argyll, they come to appreciate each other and fall in love. However, there is much to overcome before they can find peace and happiness. (AVON, Aug., 428 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin