From Publishers Weekly
For faithful service to the King, Sir Brian Devereux, knight of the realm, is given Ballymorna Castle, an ancient crumbling ruin situated in the heart of a hostile Irish countryside. As an English stronghold, Sir Brian is to keep the peace and demand obedience to English law. Although the honorable Brian longs for a peaceful coexistence, he quickly learns that the Irish villagers have little use for or trust in English conquerors. When Brian encounters the beautiful Ceara Brennan, daughter of revered Irish hero, he loses his heart and is determined to have her for his wife, but by English law she is forbidden. Tension builds when Brian and Ceara unite to face an angry King, lifelong friends and a scorned suitor who was betrothed to the lass and is obsessed with getting her back. A good story, but Creel (Westward Angel) waits too long to bring her plot to life, and, consequently, all the tension and excitement are in the last 100 pages.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
In the embrace of a passionate enemy, one woman challenges her heritage and dares to listen to the song in her heart. . . .
Drawn by a haunting melody, Sir Brian Devereux, knight of the realm, leaves the cold stone walls of Ballymorna Castle in search of the strange music that stirs his dreams. Into the lush Irish countryside he discovers an emerald-eyed temptress playing her harp.
From the moment they gaze at each other, their eyes lock in silent combat. Ceara Brennan knows that this man is the English king's warrior sent from across the sea to break the spirit of her people. And Brian knows that to touch the lovely Irish Ceara is forbidden. But the temptation is too much to resist. . . .
Surrendering to a Celtic passion beyond her control, Ceara is possessed in body, in spirit, and in marriage by her greatest enemy--and her only love. Together they must face the king Brian has defied, the village Ceara has betrayed, and the scorned man who makes a blood vow to claim Ceara as his own.