It is interesting to see in this earlier book of Mary Balogh's(1998) to see how she has become a favorite author for so many of us.
From the bhack cover-"Mary Balogh sweeps readers away..like a fine painter she uses lights and darks, shadows and brilliant colors to illuminate her story...a true talent." (Romantic times)
As children they'd played together despite the feud between their families. Moira and Kenneth had even thought themselves in love but to Moira, the events of eight years ago and her brother's subsequent death in battle resulted from Kenneth's actions. She only felt hatred for him now and even more so when circumstances forced them to wed.