From USA Today Bestselling Author Madeline Martin comes another steamy, suspenseful full-length novel in her Borderland Rebels series where dangerous lands yield dangerous rebels...
When A Broken Heart
After losing his entire family at the hands of an English baron, Reid MacLeod has spent every day since seeking to avenge those he loved. When the Scottish king returns to reclaim the land lost to England, Reid becomes one of his most trusted warriors. While on his way to warn a village of an impending attack, he encounters a woman he's seen only once before, an incredible beauty he's not been able to forget.
Meets a Giving Heart
In an effort to minimize strife in her family, Clara Fletcher decides to become a nun. But while traveling to the convent, an attack in the woods leads to her accidentally wounding a Scottish warrior. Once she tends to him and learns of his purpose, she knows she cannot allow him to travel alone with his injuries. Nor can she stop the burning desire to sate her passion for the mysterious man who affects her as no other ever has.
Will Love Heal All?
But in a land of hate and war, will the selfless be taken advantage of? Will vengeance cloud judgement? Or will the fledgling flame of hope be enough to break down walls and reveal the greatest love of all time?
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Beautifully written, wonderfully told
Madeline Martin is one of my favorite authors and “Clara’s Vow” is one of my favorites! This beautiful love story will captivate you from the start holding you spellbound until the end. Oh and the cover is just gorgeous!
No longer wishing to be a burden to her family, Clara runs away from home with the intention of taking her vows as a nun at the Paisley Abbey. Reid, a trusted warrior to the Scottish King is on a mission to deliver a message to warn the people of Dumbarton of an impending attack by the English. Smelling smoke and hearing screams Reid comes upon
a cottage under attack by the English. The memories of his own childhood tragedy drive him to help and while he is fighting the English he is suddenly struck in the back by a dagger.
Clara is shocked when she realizes that she attacked Reid by mistake and determined to use her healing powers to heal his wounds. Taking him to a cave that she’s been hiding in she discovers an old wound that has become infected. Upon awakening Reid realizes that he is looking into the face of the beautiful Clara, the sister-in-law of his friend, the woman he’s longed for since first sight in the marketplace a year ago.
Reid had determined long ago since the English had killed his family when he was a boy to never open his heart to love for fear of having to lose anyone he loved again. Clara has given up on her dreams of having her own family. She has resigned herself to living out her days as a nun. Clara, refusing to let Reid go alone decides to go on his mission and Reid reluctantly agrees to allow her to come with the intention of dropping her off at the convent.
Clara and Reid are absolutely amazing characters, both loyal, strong, brave and noble. Their journey begins as they both embark to deliver the message to save the lives of the people at the castle. This beautifully written, remarkably told story unfolds brilliantly as we see how both Clara and Reid have handled their pain and losses at the hands of the English. Reid seeks vengeance for his pain and loss while Clara’s sweet and gentle demeanor has buried her pain in an attempt to keep a clear head while all about her were raging. They are perfect together! As their journey proceeds they find that they have much in common and falling in love is inevitable. The chemistry between these two is just breathtakingly amazing!
This is a perfectly paced love story filled with romance, adventure, danger, emotions, and beautifully written, steamy love scenes. Reid is an excellent hero and Clara is my favorite heroine and together they heal one another. The dialogue is lovely and the imagery is rich in vivid detail. Yes, Madeline Martin has the loveliest way of transporting the reader to another time and place. As Clara and Reid’s love knows no bounds neither does Madeline’s talent!
Thank you so much Ms. Martin for this beautifully written story of a love that is timeless.