Continuing the Grahams' epic saga, this fifth volume paints a sweeping, larger-than-life portrait of Robert the Bruce and life in the 14th century, as Scot Jamie Graham reclaims Hamstead Heath from the English.
Fearing for her brother's life and the king's wrath, Christina, Hamstead's chatelaine, plots to roust the Scots. When her plan fails, she begs Jamie to take her hostage. Though he has no need for one, and Christina is more trouble than she is worth, he is intrigued by the feisty English lady and wonders at her true purpose. Bringing her into the Bruce's camp places them all in a unique situation.
I loved the story and the characters. She really made you feel both sides of the issue and at times I didn't know who to agree with. The history lesson and introduction to major characters in history was certainly a plus too! The only area I had a problem with was the ending! It came much too soon and without any notice. I kept looking for some sort of closure between the charchters but in the end it was more of a history lesson and less of what I was looking for. :( Good story none the less, Shannon Drake is an excellen teller of tales!