Alana of Llangollen rejoiced the moment she was widowed... but her jubilation swiftly turned to fear. Proudly Welsh, she had married Gilbert Fitz William, one of King Henry II's Norman vassals, to safeguard the land that was her birthright. thus ensuring peace for all her kinsmen. The union proved disastrous. With Gilbert dead through his own treachery, the threat of vengeance from King Henry loomed before Alana. She was forced to lie about his vassal's death, knowing that if she ever divulged the truth it would destroy them all.
Alana's world nearly shattered on the day a commanding Norman knight rode through the castle gates. Paxton de Beaumont both intrigued and frightened her - but he had come at his king's bidding to secure the old Norman fortress and to prove Alana a murderess. That Gilbert had drowned seemed doubtful. Yet Paxton was captivated by Alana's beauty and though her tears of bereavement shook him to his core, he questioned whether he could trust her. A stranger in this wild, hostile land, he was soon enraptured by a woman he must one day see hanged... or commit treason to love.
TORN BETWEEN DARK REVENGE AND SWEET DESIRE, THE ROOTS OF THEIR LOVE WERE.... DEEPER THAN ROSES
Emerale eyes wide with terror, auburn hair streaming, exquisite Kristiana Harcourt fled into the night. Her noble father lay dead. With his murderer, Edward MacHugh, in hot pursuit, she galloped wildly to freedom only to fall into the arms of a golden-eyed
Gypsy. Born of a Gypsy mother, Logan Chandler, true Earl of Muicairn, wore many disguises. Committed to a desperate plan, he was amazed to find that his love for this proud beauty ran even deeper than his lust for vengeance.
Safe yet reviled as an alien among his people, Kristiana's trust in her virile protector would be sorely tested. Only in the face of certain death would she discover that they shared one heart... and be forced to betray him. Returning to Castle Muircairn - a women wed to two men; one beloved, one abhorred - her hope lay in the slender chance that Logan still lived. For only he could triumph over MacHugh's black treachery... to reclaim the land and the love that was their radiant birthright.