In this sweeping historical epic featuring Skye O'Malley's brother, Conn, New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small chronicles the lives of two lovers separated by the royal deceptions of 16th century Europe...
Under the command of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Irish nobleman Conn O'Malley and heiress Aidan St. Michael are married. Once a carefree rogue who believed his desire for seducing women could never be sated, Conn now finds himself enchanted with his new bride—as a passion ignites between them to form a bond of everlasting love.
But a cruel plot makes Conn a prisoner of the queen—and Aidan the harem slave of a Turkish sultan. To be reunited with her true love, Aidan must use all of her seductive charms to outwit her captors and free herself...
The newest novel in the popular annals of Skye O'Malley focuses on Skye's brother Conn, the handsomest man in Elizabeth I's court, a character who was introduced in previous books. Beginning with Conn's courtship of Aiden St. Michael, the author describes their marriage, which is blissful until Conn is unjustly accused of plotting to kill the queen. When Aiden attempts to help Conn, she is kidnapped and sold into slavery in Istanbuland a predictable rescue ensues. This story lacks the genuine emotion and originality of This Heart of Mine. Fans' expectations will be disappointed.