There is no escaping fate…
Malcolm Drummond has risked all to save Eidith and Keith and the king's bastard son. As such, he is now a wanted man. Gone are the dreams of settling a farm in the highlands where his forebearers have for centuries, of raising a family on the island he loves more than life itself.
Malcolm is a wanted man and as such, the safest choice is to escape Scotland. To make his way to the New World and start anew.
Margaret Astley, daughter of a landed, wealthy Englishman is running away from a brutally horrid situation. She has more than herself to worry about. The baby she carries is her top priority. She boards a ship for the Colonies with the hopes that she can escape the past and give her baby a future.
Malcolm finds himself attracted to the austere, standoffish Englishwoman who carries a bairn. He wonders what her secret is, though clearly, the soon-to-be arriving bairn is no secret. Margaret needs more help than she can imagine. Will she escape to safety or choose the dangerous and risky path?