From New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp comes the second delicious novel in her trilogy of Scottish historical romances, Secrets of the Loch.
Damon, the earl of Mardoun, is smitten the moment he meets Meg, the village healer—but she rejects every advance from the earl, and will have none of him, even if he is the most handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on. But when unforeseen circumstances bring them together, her conviction begins to fade…
Damon’s daughter falls gravely ill, and distraught, he turns to Meg for help. During the course of nursing his beloved daughter back to health, Meg and Damon fall madly in love, but they both know an earl must wed a noble bride. And Meg will be no man’s mistress.
Will the two lovers overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds and be together at last? Find out in this sweeping, romantic novel in which love is the greatest treasure of all.
Camp (Mesmerized) launches the Secrets of the Loch series with a sweet story set in 1807 Scotland. Isobel Rose and her dotty Aunt Elizabeth are enjoying a rainy evening at home when Londoner Jack Kensington arrives and claims to be the new owner of the Rose estate, Baillannan. It seems that Isobel's irresponsible brother, Andrew, wagered Baillannan in a card game and lost. Now Jack is come to claim and sell the property: loch, stock, and crofters. Isobel's only hope of keeping her home is to entice social climber Jack into a marriage of convenience; but he agrees for the sake of Isobel herself, not her profitable estate or the rumors of hidden treasure. Entertaining side characters lend a Highlands version of smalltown charm to this placid, straightforward romance.