The China Bride Author:Mary Jo Putney Born to a Scottish father and a Chinese mother, Troth Montgomery grew up in Macao, fluent in the language and culture of both parents. She dreamed of someday traveling to Scotland, until the death of her father condemned her to a shadowy life as an interpreter in Canton. Then Kyle Renbourne, viscount and adventurer, discovers Troth's true iden... more »tify and persuades her to be his guide on a dangerous journey into the heart of the Celestial Kingdom.
A meeting of the minds flares into searing passion, an idyll that ends when Kyle is captured and condemned to death. A reckless prison cell marriage the night before his execution sends Troth to England, where she arrives in bitter winter at the estate of Kyle's brother. Though accepted as bride and widow, she is haunted by the memory of her dashing husband and the brief, forbidden love they shared as she struggles to adjust to her new home.
The past reaches out to Troth, bringing passion, despair and a danger that has followed her halfway around the world. In the wild hills of Scotland she must draw on her unique heritage to save all she holds dear - and become the woman she is destined to be.« less