A Highland Guard Novel, Book 5
27 March 2012
$7.99 US / $9.99 CAN
Rating: 4 Cups
Young love is often fleeting. For Helen de Moray, it is not the case. Unfortunately, she falls hard for the one man whose very name is a curse for her family.
The blow to Magnus MacKay’s heart all those years ago has been as crushing as any hit he has taken as a warrior, but it is one he is determined to forget. He has enough demons haunting his dreams he does not need another to add to his suffering.
The moment she turns Magnus down, Helen knows it is the worst mistake of her life, and the years since has only made it more obvious. If her love for Magnus has never waned, she is tired of letting her head lead her heart. Magnus cannot push past the guilt that has been eating him alive, so every time he looks at Helen it is like a slap in the face. He has no business wanting such happiness and beauty in his life, but pushing her away is tearing a bolder sized hole in his soul.
The harsh reality of war, along with the lives of those affected by it, is vividly depicted within the pages of this book. Magnus and Helen often bear the weight of their duty. As such, their feelings for each other are pushed aside more times than not. Guilt and anguish nearly swallows Magnus whole. At times it is hard to see the man beneath the anger, but Helen is nothing if not persistent. She may seem somewhat naïve. Still her heart is always in the right place, and she loves with abandon.
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