Written by Pamela Clare
Review by Debra Rodensky

Set in Albany, New York, in 1755, Clare begins her trilogy with this wonderful story. Blackmailed into serving the wily Lord William Wentworth and the hated British Crown, Iain MacKinnon and his two brothers lead a company of Rangers against the French and Abenaki. Skilled at fighting in the manner of his Highlander ancestors as well as his adopted Muhheconneok family, Iain disregards his orders to gather intelligence and avoid the enemy when he stumbles across the only survivor of a French and Abenaki massacre. By rescuing the lovely Annie Burns, Iain puts the lives of his Rangers and his brothers at risk, but Iain never regrets his decision. Annie Burns – lovely, strong, and mysterious – quickly captures his war-worn heart.

Annie, however, has a very good reason for remaining mysterious. Born Lady Anne Burness Campbell, Annie finds herself caught between the man she loves, who would surely turn his heart from her if he were to find to discover she was the niece of a wealthy Argyll Campbell, and Lord Wentworth, who might remember her and inform her murderous uncle of her location.

Pamela Clare weaves a sensual love story starring the MacKinnon brothers with just enough intrigue to keep the story exciting.