From Publishers Weekly
The vibrant protagonists in Karen Ranney's latest Highland Lords romance (after When the Laird Returns) rise above the story's plain prose and formulaic plot line. Scottish country miss and heiress Riona McKinsey has the mind of a modern woman but the duty of an 18th-century daughter to marry well. When a fortune-hunter traps her into an engagement, her hopes for the future wilt until James, The Irresistible MacRae, arrives bearing a message from a family friend. Predictably, Riona and James fall in love, but their happily-ever-after is a while in coming. First they must contend with Riona's grasping fiance, and then they have to ward off an enemy of the MacRaes' who's determined to kill James. While the story line is far from fresh, those interested in a simply told, sweet romance that doesn't skimp on historical detail will be satisfied.
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About the Author
Karen Ranney is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dozens of historical romances, most of them set in Scotland. Her first published work was “The Maple Leaf,” read over the school intercom when she was in the first grade. In addition to wanting to be a violinist, she also wanted to be a lawyer, a teacher, and most of all a writer. Though the violin was discarded early, she still admits to a fascination with the law, and she volunteers as a teacher when needed. Writing, however, remains the overwhelming love of her life.