The story is about a young girl who is in love with a Highlander chief's son. When Rowena learns she is pregnant, she wants to tell him the truth at their next secret meeting. But he never shows. He reportedly has already left for France. Another man who needs an heir has discovered her secret and quickly convinces her of the wisdom in marrying him and letting him claim the child. All is fine until her husband dies with his heir only five years old. Intrigue sets in as Rowena does everything she can to protect her son from his conniving uncle. What she doesn't expect is that by doing so, she is thrown together with her old lover, Lion, and the father of her child.
Romance, murder, and mystery get me every time. I enjoyed it as I tried to figure out all the secrets. I did get over half the mysteries solved of who tried to kill who, who murdered who, who betrayed who. But Ms. Barclay threw a few curve balls at me.
If you don't like detailed love scenes, I do want to warn you that this book has two and a half of them. ( I say half because one only begins.) They are easily skipped over if you still want to enjoy the rest of the story.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 rating.
Note: I have had this book for years and just read it. It was not given t