Hidden secrets could tear them apart as fast as their passion drove them together
On the Moray coast in Scotland…
Ethne's genuine and caring nature makes her invaluable to her brother as his son's caretaker, but he and his wife treat her as little more than their servant. When she learns their tribal leader would use her chaste status for his own purposes, Ethne plans to escape and reluctantly accepts the help of Lachlann—a handsome pilgrim she only just met at the local faire.Despite her independent spirit, Ethne feels drawn to Lachlann. Her instincts say his intentions are honorable, but can she trust him with her heart?
Raised by his godfather with few clues to his family's past, Lachlann values his freedom and the brotherhood of his highlander kin. Disguised as a pilgrim on a mission for the priory, he encounters Ethne, a warm, intelligent maiden whose courage in the face of a loveless marriage awakens an intense need to protect her.Unfortunately, Ethne is one of the very people he must deceive to explore the cave system containing clues to the lost treasure he seeks. But he cannot abandon her to an uncertain fate—or deny the simmering tension between them.
With religious prejudice running high and both of them facing tests of loyalty, Lachlann and Ethne may realize the only way to fight for their futures is to surrender... to each other.
Off to a great new series
Ethne helps his brother by watching his son, and they treat her like the help. When she hears that she will be married to someone she does not like she makes a plan to escape. She meets a pilgram, Lachlann who feels the need to protect her. He is after a treasure for someone else. So he is hiding secrets from her. This is a great story that really progressed well and kept you engaged and entertained the whole time. To me the reading went quick because I was so engrossed in the story, I really enjoy Scottish stories. The characters were well written and there was betrayl, secrets, and action. This was a wonderful story, the interaction with the characters the dialogue all just wonderful.
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