When her sister, Roslyn, is kidnapped by members of the neighboring Forrest clan of Rancoff Castle, Lady Elen Burnard of Dunblane races to her rescue. As luck would have it, she and her men come across the Laird of Rancoff returning with his men from a hunting party. With the element of surprise on their side, the Dunblanes capture the Rancoffs. Lady Elen will use the laird as a bartering tool for her sister's release.
Munro Forrest, Laird of Rancoff, is at first amused by his capture and the tenacity and cleverness of his old adversary's daughter. His amusement quickly turns to frustration when he realizes Elen is serious about this prisoner business and keeps him locked up below ground in the castle's oubliette. He knows nothing of Roslyn's disappearance and is confused when Elen informs him that her people saw the kidnappers wearing the colors of the Forrest
Days pass and messages sent to Rancoff castle go ignored. Munro and Elen develop a fragile relationship as they try to discover the truth behind the kidnapping. Betrayal and greed from an unexpected quarter flummox the two. Additionally, conflict over land stolen from the Burnards by the Forrests many years ago heightens this tense, fast paced story.
Unforgettable tale of passion, honor and deception in the Scottish Higlands