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The Damask Rose takes readers to the mystical, magical Isle of Skye, in Scotland of 1430, where two clans, MacKay and MacDougald, have been engaged in a blood feud for years. As the story opens, it seems as though the MacDougalds have been defeated and young Tynan MacDougald, only eight years old, has been taken as a slave. But as the years pass the seeds of revenge are planted in his mind. When the laird of the clan discovers that he has a long-lost granddaughter, he offers a reward for anyone who can deliver ...

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Overview

The Damask Rose takes readers to the mystical, magical Isle of Skye, in Scotland of 1430, where two clans, MacKay and MacDougald, have been engaged in a blood feud for years. As the story opens, it seems as though the MacDougalds have been defeated and young Tynan MacDougald, only eight years old, has been taken as a slave. But as the years pass the seeds of revenge are planted in his mind. When the laird of the clan discovers that he has a long-lost granddaughter, he offers a reward for anyone who can deliver her safely to him. Tynan will find this woman, Nara. But instead of delivering her to safety, he will kill her and get his revenge. What he doesn't count on is falling in love with her, and becoming torn between his newfound love and his blood oath to avenge his clan.

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"Smith delivers intelligent, sensitive historical romance for readers who expect more from the genre."-Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312964986
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/1998
  • Series: Damask Rose Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 3.78 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Haywood Smith is the author of Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, TheRed Hat Club, and Red Hat Club Rides Again. She lives in Buford, Georgia.

Biography

Atlanta native Haywood Smith currently lives in Massachusetts. She has one son, currently in medical school who is "married to a wonderful, fearless Christian woman," and a close family that includes her mother, three sisters, and a brother.

The Red Hat Club was on the New York Times Bestseller List. The paperback edition of Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch appeared on both the USA Today list and the New York Times Extended Bestseller List.

Author biography courtesy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Smith:

"God already knows I wrote what I wrote, so I figured I might as well put my real name on my books. My Mama had to get used to the love scenes in my historical romances -- especially when I used bondage as a metaphor in the first one (very polite, consensual bondage; well, most of it)."

"I believe in taking lemons and making lemonade when life gets cruel. I've had joint problems since childhood, so I can only run if my life depends on it, but I now have a job I can do in a recliner. How great is that?"

"I haven't had plastic surgery, but I'm saving up to get lipo on my saddlebag hips and the tummy my sisters and I all have dubbed, ‘the baby.' I also believe that every woman out there should start putting money in a sugar bowl to ‘get the plumbing jerked' once she's finished having her kids. Life without periods is the best!"

"I am happier now without a significant man in my life than I was with one. Not that I'm down on men altogether. I just like my perfect girlie room, my white carpets, keeping my own hours and weird diets, and not having to worry about hiding my bite guard, surgical scars, white roots, and buzz saw snoring. Not to mention having the freedom to pass gas at will without criticism."

"I love hearing from readers who enjoyed my books. Such kind words make my day. I do not love hearing from people who can't handle the realistic nature or language in my work. Everything in my work is there for a reason. If a character cusses, she's been provoked (and it beats busting loose with an Uzi at the nineteenth hole of her ex's country club). If she takes the Lord's name in vain (like my fictional SuSu character) it's because she's subconsciously crying out to the God she's rejected."

"Mainly, I want the women in my books to accurately reflect the complexities, the heartache, and the humor that is our saving grace."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Anne Haywood Pritchett
    2. Hometown:
      Buford, Georgia
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 21, 1949
    2. Place of Birth:
      Atlanta, Georgia
    1. Education:
      One year of college and several professional real estate degrees and appraisal certifications
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2010

    Great read on redeeming love!

    I really enjoyed this book because it shows what unselfish love can accomplish. It also developes characters that you can relate to people you know today who might be changed by love and acceptance of the person with all their faults. I now want to read more of Haywood Smith's books because this one was so interesting.

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