The Devil of Clan Sinclair
American Virginia Traylor is forced into marriage with a titled British noble to satisfy the desires of her social climbing father. After his death, in 1869, Virginia finds herself penniless unless she can produce an heir to prevent the title from passing to her husband’s cousin, Jeremy. She remembers her former attraction, Macrath Sinclair, who lives in the Highlands of Scotland. Meanwhile Paul Henderson, the valet who served Virginia’s deceased husband, desires to take his master’s place by marrying Virginia. He becomes determined to foil any prospect of Virginia’s romance with any other suitors, especially Macrath.
In this first in her new Clan Sinclair series, Karen Ranney enchants the reader with strong descriptions of people, places, and artifacts. Her characters are finely drawn, and one can count the muscles rippling on Macrath Sinclair’s arms as he holds Virginia to his chest. Her descriptions of the Scottish Highlands and in particular the Sinclair home, Drumvagen, along with Macrath’s grotto are clear and evocative. An energetic story with many surprising twists and turns.