Hearts Aflame Author:Johanna Lindsey Living on the Norwegian coast in the first century A.D., tall, tawny Kristen Haardrad dreams of meeting the man who will win her heart and hold it forever. None of the village youths inflame her passion, so she stows away on her brother's merchant ship, searching for love in distant ports. She never expected her brother to instead sail for Eng... more »land on a Viking raid!
After a terrifying ambush by Saxons, all are taken prisoner and held as slaves by the Saxon Lord, Royce. Kristen disguises her womanhood...until Royce strips her for a lashing. Astounded by her sensuous beauty, and assuming her to be the ship's whore, he carries her off to his bed. And even though they are born enemies, both are swept away by a heedless, all-consuming passion.
How can they admit the love that is growing between them? It will take a tragic moment - when the Viking code of honor demands the death of the man who defiled Kristen's maidenhood!« less