LOVE'S PROMISE IN A WORLD DIVIDED . . . After years in exile, at long last Catriona Ferguson had been summoned back to her beloved Scottish Highlands -- a troubled land ravaged by Jacobite intrigue and dark superstition. Betrothed against her will to a hateful clan chief she found herself in the devoted care of Robert MacLean, her handsome escort on the perilous journey home.
Family loyalty demanded that Robert deliver the bonnie lass into the arms of his despised cousin. But the spirited, flame-haired beauty fired the rugged fit's passion as no woman had before. Caught in a savage storm of violence and unrest, braving the insidious treachery of his powerful kinsman, Robert vowed to win his bewitching "Lavender Flame" -- and awaken Catriona's innocent heart to a love beyond measure and a rapture beyond dreams.