Highland Treachery Author:Elizabeth Penney The priceless heirloom quilt bequeathed to Sophia Parker has already led her on several forays into the mysteries of the past, and the next square she begins to research doesn't disappoint her. — A swatch of Scottish tartan was sewn into the patchwork, and according to the diary accompanying it, the tartan dates back to Sophia's ancestor Lady Isa... more »belle Ripa, in the mid 18th century. In the days of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the claimant to the English throne has amassed an army near Edenburg and war is eminent. But when a close friend and advisor to the prince suddenly dies of seemingly natural causes, Lady Isabelle suspects treachery.
Isabel, and herbalist and healer, suspects Lord Lochmere has been poisoned. Worse, she fears the deadly concoction came from her own store of salves and tinctures-add that she may be under suspicion as a spy a traitor to the prince and his cause. Will she be able to solve the mystery of the murderous plot before the noose tightens around her neck?
Back in present day Vermont, Sophia and her family are attending a Highland games festival, and she finds herself in embroiled in controversy. She is able to enter a prestigious baking contest at the games, but only after one of the entrants suddenly dies under suspicious circumstances. Resented by the other close knit bakers, Sophia sets out to win the contest-and win the hearts of the other women as well.
Sophia is determined to channel the courage of her Scottish ancestor and face the subterfuge that seems to plague her work at the festival. But will she be able to solve the widening mystery and treachery in the American Highlands?« less