Set in the eighteenth-century Scotland, this fast-paced historical romance sweeps the reader in a world of suspense, intrigue, murder, vengeance--and a love strong enough to conquer Brierley and all it stands for.
Haunted by secrets and questions about his birth, Gavin leaves Brierley, returning years later to confront the past.
To Anya Ross, Brierley is likely the fairy-tale castle of her dreams. But when her great-uncle is murdered, and the remnants of the MacBrier family torment her every turn, her dream turns into a nightmare.
Anya and Gavin are drawn together by the bond of a mottled past they share. But this bond becomes a wedge that threatens to drive them apart as sinister forces confront them at every turn.
Only Gavin holds the key to undoing a evil he doesn't even understand--the key that can free Anya and himself from the chains of fear and hatred. [publisher's blurb]