Powerful Ian Fairchild is a man with magical powers and dark secrets--and he covets Fionnaway Manor. But the Scottish estate is owned by beautiful Lady Alanna, and Ian must marry her to gain the right to claim Fionnaway as his own. Alanna doesn't trust the handsome Ian but all too soon she finds herself falling in love with him. The secrets Ian holds may make it impossible for him to love her in return and despite Alanna's faith, his past and dark heritage threaten a happy ending for the two lovers. Complex characters and a touch of Selkie myth and magic make this an intriguing novel not to be missed. --Lois Faye Dyer
From Library Journal
Continuing the saga of the decadent Fairchilds begun in A Well Pleasured Lady (LJ 8/97), this intricately plotted story set along the windswept Scottish coast pits enigmatic Ian Fairchild against Alanna MacLeod, the beautiful, determined Lady of Fionnaway, in a struggle for love and property that threatens a legendary agreement, answers an old question, and almost ends in disaster. Yet, for all its underpinnings of greed and broken promises, this is a gentler, more magical book than its predecessor. Well-matched protagonists, several memorable secondary characters, and a full measure of selkie lore and mysticism combine to recommend this sensual romance.
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