Against the backdrop of the Jacobite rebellion, New York Times–bestselling author Jennifer Wilde spins the passionate tale of a beautiful pickpocket who finds love in the arms of a Scotsman bent on revenge
In 1746 Miranda James lives by her wits on the streets of London, searching for easy marks—until she’s caught picking the wrong pocket. Sentenced to hang, she is saved from the gallows by a fierce-eyed Scotsman . . . on the condition she become his indentured servant. A loyal subject until his brothers were murdered at the Battle of Culloden in an attempt to restore Prince Charles to the Scottish throne, Cameron Gordon lives for revenge. As Miranda’s master, he teaches her the power of words—and the pleasures of passion.
From street urchin to celebrated author, from the dangers of a secret insurrection to the truth about her mysterious past, Miranda struggles against insurmountable odds, ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for the love that could be her future and her enduring legacy.