Love is the most potent of remedies.
The sweeping historical romance that began with Deception of a Highlander, and continued with Possession of a Highlander, reaches its dazzling conclusion in this scorcher set on the Scottish plains.
Alec MacLean returns home after a decade to find his recently deceased father has let his inheritance fall to ruin. As the new laird, it’s Alec’s responsibility to rebuild the castle and restore the lands. He must also regain the people’s trust after having abandoned them so long ago, a feat not easily done when he fears he’s plagued with the same darkness as his father.
Celia escaped the North Berwick witch trials at a young age, surviving because of the sacrifice of her beloved caretaker. She’s made a life for herself in the wilds of Scotland where no laird rules, a life where she heals for coin, a life without love so she can never feel the hurt of loss again.
When the new laird comes back to claim his land, his determination to restore order threatens everything Celia has worked so hard to gain, especially with the undeniable attraction sizzling between them. Together, they will face all challenges, from the tangle of their own damaged pasts to the fire-fueled witch hunts sweeping the Isle of Mull. Together, they will find that the best way to overcome darkness and war is through the undeniable light of love.
Martin's third and final Highlander series novel (after Possession of a Highlander) returns to 17th-century Scotland, where a laird becomes enamored with a healer whom some believe to be a witch. Alec MacLean has come home to claim his inheritance. He meets the ethereal Celia, a healer, when he is injured saving a woman who lives in Celia's village. The attraction Celia and Alec feel for each other is a force that seems beyond their control, culminating in a sizzling love scene at a nearby loch. Determined to protect Celia, Alec insists that she stay with him at his castle, where she can be safe from the local outlaws, but Celia fears that she will bring danger to Alec and the other residents of the castle, since Laird MacDougall is offering a bag of gold for every witch captured. Romantic tension is an ever-present force as Celia is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements with Alec for fear of being hurt, and Alec is just as determined to have her in his life. This tension, coupled with the mysterious witch hunts, is the driving force behind this enchanting series conclusion.