Fairy Tale Author:Jillian Hunter Capture the grandeur of moat-encircled castles, the tradition of proud Highland clans, and the splendor of a romance so thrilling and passionate ...it is the stuff of fairy tales! — Duncan MacElgin, of the devil's own reputation and sinful past, had been forced to return home to his crumbling Scottish castle-only to be ambushed by a woman! Wo... more »rse, the tartan-clad female was impertinent, unrepentant, and beautiful ....
Convinced Duncan was the enemy, Marsali Hay ordered her bedraggled clansmen to attack the powerful chieftain. She never dreamed he was the infamous "Black Duncan," returning to bring his embarrassing clan of rebels under control. Determined to assert his authority, Duncan vows that Marsali will pay dearly for her mistake. The price for revenge, however, could be higher than he'd bargained for.
Marsali and her eccentric clansmen have more than a few surprises in store for their unsuspecting laird--a meddling old wizard and apprentice witch among them. But when Marsali confronts danger, Duncan realizes that in order to regain control of his castle, he might have to fight the battle of his life ...and surrender his hardened warrior's heart.« less
Very well written- thoroughly engaging characters, good tension between them, funny incidents as the h/h get to know each other. Marsali leads a rag tag clan of rebels without a brain for the most part; they have harassed the unwelcome Brits with clumsy and woebegon attacks.
The day comes, however, that the infamous "Black Duncan" is sent to whip his clan into shape- the prodigal returns and is treated to an especially embarassing assault for his trouble.
Wonderfully warm and vivid characters, consistent writing and excellent development. 5*