A Secluded Artist in the Scottish Highlands
Rhiannon MacDowall has agoraphobia. Traumatized by the kidnapping she and her brother survived as children, she spends her days in her family’s castle, creating beautiful paintings of her beloved Highland landscapes. But something is missing. She craves the love that others might find, but fear keeps her from living.
Colin Walker is a pro golfer on the American tour. As children, he and Rhiannon were inseparable. [each summer when he visited his grandparents on Rhiannon’s family’s estate.] A difficult divorce ended those days, but Colin finds himself thinking of her more and more.
As his career teeters on the verge of ruin, he’s compelled to revisit Scotland, and Rhiannon. There, an errant golf ball brings them together and sends them into a push-pull connection that both frightens and exhilarates Rhiannon. Loving Rhiannon again [instills in Colin a determination] makes Colin determined to show her the wider world and reconnect her to the person she once was.
But is love enough to overcome the barriers of a safe and ordered world?
SECRET GARDEN is the third book in the Sage Family series. It may be read as a standalone romance.