This is an awesome book. Starts out a little slow but in the end it is hard to put down. It is based (very loosely) on a historical person, Jane Maxwell. Before I even finished the book I was online trying to find out what really happened to this person after to book ended.
Best friends in childhood, Jane Maxwell and Thomas Fraser wreaked havoc on the cobbled streets of Edinburgh with their juvenile pranks. But years later, when Jane blossoms into a beautiful woman, her feelings for Thomas push beyond the borders of friendship, and he becomes the only man she wants. When Thomas is reportedly killed in the American colonies, the handsome, charismatic Alexander, Duke of Gordon, appeals to a devastated Jane. Believing Thomas is gone forever, Jane hesitantly responds to the Duke, whose passion ignites her blood, even as she rebels at his fierce desire to claim her.
But Thomas Fraser is not dead, and when he returns to find his beloved Jane betrothed to another, he refuses to accept the heartbreaking turn of events. Soon Jane's marriage is swept into a turbulent dance of tender wooing and clashing wills--as Alex seeks truly to make her his, and his alone. . . .
Loved this book. Can't wait to read some more of this authors'. I read the book straight through, just wanting so bad for the happy ending.
Very good read.
Jane Maxwell can remember no time when Thomas Fraser was not at her side. There wild childhood pranks through Edinburgh's cobbled streets scanalized the city, and when Jane grows to radiant womanhood. Thomas is the only man she wants. Then Thomas is reported killed in the American colonies and a distraught Jane hestatly responds to handsome, enigmatic Alexander, Duke of Gordon- possessor of one of Scotland's proudest titles whose skilled loving lights a fire in her blood even as she rebels at his fierce will to claimher.
I very much enjoyed this book.
An excellent historical romance read.529 pgs
Very well written historical fiction.
Ciji Ware is a true master at bringing to life a story so fascinating that it should come with a warning - do not start unless you want to be up all night.