I absolutely loved this story. It was quite simply....sweet. It was a lot of fun to read too. An easy, uncomplicated, enjoyable romance. Oh..it's not to say these two characters (Laird Graeme Montgomery and Lady Eveline Armstrong) didn't have their problems. (what fun would a story be without a bit of drama?)
Laird Graeme Montgomery; intelligent and wise - - strong and patient. He's forced into a marriage by the King of Scotland...to a woman from the Armstrong Clan. A Clan he and his Clan have been warring with for over five decades. They're bitter, sworn enemies, yet to disobey the King's edict would mean treason. Laird Graeme becomes loyally devoted to his new Lady Wife even though she comes from an enemy clan. Afterall (he reasons)..it's not her fault that her family are no good murderers. She fascinates and intrigues him!
Lady Eveline Armstrong...beautiful, kind-hearted, innocent- - she's an angel in disguise. She's everything good. And she pretends to be mute. She holds a secret that even her own family is unaware of. She becomes the salvation of both warring Clans.
This is not only a story of a sweet romance - - it is a wonderful story of purging extreme prejudices and hatred. It's a story of examining one's priorities and realizing what matters more than revenge.
DOWNSIDE: The few downsides in this wonderful story was #1...no mention of Clan "colors". There was no mention of plaids or tartans which were highly regarded during this era of Scotland. It was just strange to read about these two noble, proud and high profile Scottish Clans who unite through marriage, and not one mention of their Clan Colors. Nor #2 no wearing of Kilts. And #3.. there was never mention of the ages of our two main characters. Not even a tiny hint! It's a guessing game.