A sweeping, action-packed Scottish historical romance filled with adventure, history, and longing from USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight. When Highlander Toran Fraser encounters a mysterious rebel for the prince, he can't resist being recruited to her cause…
Toran Fraser is hell-bent on taking down the Jacobites. On a late-night mission, he's intercepted by a woman known only as "Mistress J," who's determined to put Prince Charlie back on the throne of Scotland. Toran can't resist her appeal—especially with her pistol pointed at his heart—and suddenly finds himself joining the rebellion…
By day, highborn Jenny Mackintosh runs her estate in the Highlands. By night, she's one of Prince Charlie's Angels—a band of Jacobite rebels. Scoffing at mortal danger, she raises coin, delivers weapons, and recruits soldiers for the rebellion. When she encounters a handsome Highlander who is clearly on the run, she is more than a little intrigued. She isn't expecting to be his enemy…
Jenny's story has a flavor of the lives of Lady Anne (Farquharson) Mackintosh, Jenny Cameron, and Lady Margaret Ogilvy, who raised troops, collected funds and weapons for the rebels, fought in battles, and aided men in escaping the wrath of their enemies.
Readers love Eliza Knight:
"Passion and intrigue collide… Knight mixes emotional conflicts with interesting historic detail and produces a hero whose honor and prowess is memorable indeed."—RT Book Reviews for The Highlander's Reward
"Ms. Knight has a gift for writing wonderful characters that pull the reader into the story… This series is a must-read."—Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK for The Stolen Bride Series
The intrigue-heavy first romance in Knight's Prince Charlie's Angels series (after the Sutherland Legacy series) features a formidable heroine fierce enough to sway a conflicted soldier to join her growing rebellion. In 1745 Scotland, Lady Jenny Mackintosh, sister of a staunchly pro-English Laird, leads a double life as the mysterious Mistress J, secretly growing a Jacobite rebellion to retake Scotland from the Brits. While recruiting men to her cause, she stumbles on Toran Fraser and his cousin, Archie, who are on the run from the English. Toran has no love for the Jacobites, believing them to be responsible for his mother's murder, but he's no friend to the English either, having just saved the rebellious Archie from hanging at their hands. Toran pretends to join Jenny's rebellion both for a place to hide from his pursuers and in hopes of avenging his mother. But the closer he gets to Jenny, the more she makes him see who the real enemies are. The intrigue and historical details are captivating, but readers should be prepared for an excruciatingly slow burn in the love story, which remains relatively understated for a large chunk of the novel. Fans of strong female protagonists and subtle passion will be pleased.