In 1585, the King names war veteran Bryan Hepburn as the new warden of the East March on the Scottish side of the border. Bryan immediately finds himself confronted with mistrust and illegal activity while his castle is in shambles. As he tries to learn what is the right thing to do, he meets feisty Megan Dixon, widow of a former warden murdered on the job, and her four-year-old son.
Bryan struggles to stop reivers from raiding and to keep his charges safe. His cousin Francis, who obtained this job for him, orders Bryan to search for his missing predecessor Leod Hume, who everyone feels, is dead. As he uncovers the truth behind Leod's previous activities as a warden and his subsequent disappearance, Bryan and Megan fall in love and he with her son too, but neither one trusts the other.
FOREVER, MY LADY is a debut novel that is an exciting Scottish romance starring a law-abiding outsider and a local fiery widow. The story line works because of these two protagonists and the secondary cast that provides depth to the plot and understanding to the lead players, especially Megan. Fans of Scottish historical romances will relish Jen Hollings' novel and seek out her debut tale, A TIME FOR DREAMS.
He Was Everything She Feared...
A stunning Scottish beatuty with great courage and strength of will, Lady Megan Dixon's sole frailty is a yearning, passionate heart. From her very first glimpse of Sir Bryan Hepburn, the new local warden, the striking young widow feels breathless and weak. Her body aches to feel the strong arms of this handsome devil enfold her; her mouth hungers for his. But without trust there can never be love. Megan's only concern now must be the safety of her young son and the protection of thier lands. And danger follows this extraordinary man like cool blue evening follows day.
Certainly this enchanting lady is no murderess, responsible for the death of his predecessor! Nevertheless, Sir Bryan is sworn to do his duty and investigate. Keeping the peace will be doubly difficult, however, with his own heart at war---and wanting the incomparable Megan more with every beat. But in these desperate times, Bryan may be the only man the lovely, secretive lady can turn to---and, by baring her soul, unleash a passion that burns in both of them as brilliant and hot as the stars in the night sky.