In this splendid New York Times bestseller, Julie
Garwood brilliantly crafts the majestic story of a young
Englishwoman determined to fight for her freedom?a woman whose life
would be transformed by the rare, unexpected gift of love.
When Lady Johanna learned that she was a widow, she vowed she
would never marry again. Only sixteen, already she possessed a
strength of will that impressed all who looked past her
golden-haired beauty. Yet when King John demanded that she
remarry?and selected a bridegroom for her?it seemed she must
acquiesce, until her beloved foster brother suggested she wed his
friend, the handsome Scottish warrior Gabriel MacBain.
At first Johanna was shy, but as Gabriel tenderly revealed the
splendid pleasures they would share, she came to suspect that she
was falling in love with her gruff new husband. And it was soon
apparent to the entire Highlands clan that their brusque, gallant
laird had surrendered his heart completely. But now a desperate
royal intrigue threatened to tear her from his side?and to destroy
the man whose love meant more to her than she had ever dreamed!