Release Date - October 8th, 2014
Curb your Outlander cravings with Allison Butler’s seriously sexy Scottish novel about an English woman, a Scottish Laird, a case of mistaken identity, and a love that will surpass all barriers.
An outcast in her own home for as long as she can remember, Lynelle Fenwick will do anything to earn her father’s approval. Including exaggerating her healing skills, and setting off alone to rescue her step-brother from a band of raiding Scots.
Living under a curse that has haunted the Closeburn Clan for years, Laird William Kirkpatrick, will do anything to save his sole surviving brother. He may not believe in curses, but his clan does, and the growing number of graves seems to support their side. Having banished all healers from the clan for trickery, he has no choice but to allow an Englishwoman, claiming to be a skilled healer, into his home and into the room of his wounded brother.
Enemies by birth and circumstance, they can only succeed together. But blood runs deep, and tensions high. What matters the desires of a heart?
With hesitant steps the English lad’s saviour moved into the hall. Not a wisp of hair or flesh showed of the darkly clad form. William’s curiosity lifted a notch. What kind of woman dared to enter an enemy’s domain alone to rescue a boy?
She is either a fool, or foolishly brave.
The woman stopped an arm’s length from the laird’s table and William absently measured her height compared to his. The top of her head would barely reach his shoulder.
'Tell me your name and why you have come at such an ungodly hour,' Lachlan said in his best laird’s voice.
William saw the cloaked figure start. Small, pale hands emerged from the confining cloak and pushed back the hood to reveal the woman.
'I am Lynelle,' she said in a tremulous voice. 'I have come for Thomas, Lord Fenwick’s heir.'
The glowing light from the torches fell on the woman’s hair, turning it red-gold. Recognition hit William like a blow to his gut. Anger swelled inside him.
He surged forward, away from the wall. For the first time in his twenty-six years, William Kirkpatrick was furious without actually knowing why.
Allison Butler is an author of Scottish historical romance. She spent her early years in country New South Wales building pretend castles with hay bales and leaping white posts with her army of two older sisters and a younger brother. Many years later, with her mother's influence, she discovered a passion for words and history, read her first historical romance and was inspired to create her own. She writes by day and cares for the elderly by night. Her love of travel has given her the gift of many amazing sights but none more heart-stirring than the rugged beauty of Scotland. Allison lives in a small town in New South Wales, Australia, with her very own Scottish hero, two beautiful daughters and a Jack Russell named Wallace. She loves travelling, dancing like no-one's watching and seeing the sights from the back of her husband's motorcycle.
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