Highland Moonlight

Highland Moonlight

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by Teresa J. Reasor
     
 

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Seduced and shamed by Alexander Campbell, the warrior to whom she is betrothed, Lady Mary Mac Lachlan flees to the Campbell stronghold of Castle Lorne and demands sanctuary from Alexander's father.

Though Alexander seduced Mary for her own protection and his men's, his actions have greater repercussions than expected. His betrayal destroys Mary's trust and his

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Seduced and shamed by Alexander Campbell, the warrior to whom she is betrothed, Lady Mary Mac Lachlan flees to the Campbell stronghold of Castle Lorne and demands sanctuary from Alexander's father.

Though Alexander seduced Mary for her own protection and his men's, his actions have greater repercussions than expected. His betrayal destroys Mary's trust and his belief in himself as a man of honor. Determined to heal the breach, and claim Mary--who now carries his heir--as his wife, he follows her to Lorne and finds himself brought before a council of arbitration on charges of rape.

When Collin Mac Lachlan, Mary's father tries to coerce her into testifying against Alexander, Mary refuses. But when violence threatens to break out between their clans, Mary is forced to wed him to fulfill their betrothal agreement and save him from the executioner.

Amid the hostilities between their clans and the wounds inflicted on her heart, can Mary find the love and happiness she's always craved or will she discover she's been chasing a dream as illusive as Highland Moonlight?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985006990
Publisher:
Teresa J Reasor
Publication date:
05/02/2013
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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He kept his tone soft. "Why did you offer me the bairn, Mary? I know you do not wish to be parted from him."

"'Tis better for him to be accepted into your clan than mine. He'll have the safety of a father to care for him, rather than a grandsire who will use him or abuse him."

"You know Collin well," he said.

"Aye." The huskiness of her tone tinted the word with pain.

Though she kept her head bent, he glimpsed her tear stained cheeks and red nose. He eased closer, driven by a need to comfort her.

She fell silent for a moment then raised her gaze to the stone structure behind him. "He will be a Campbell and he will never have to know what 'tis to have a foot in two clans, and never truly belong to either. He'll know what 'tis to owe his loyalty to only one and be accepted without question."

Something in her expression brought a tightness to Alexander's chest. "I do not wish to raise my son or daughter alone. A bairn needs its mother."

She remained silent.

Grasping her chin with his fingertips, he turned up her face. "Will you allow your hate for me to deprive our child of your care and affection, as you were deprived of your mother's?"

Her blue gaze traced his features with a pain that weighted the pit of his stomach with stones of guilt. "I did not wish to hate you, Alexander. I wanted very much to care for you because you were to be my husband."

The knowledge that she had meant to accept him, struck him with the force of a battle-ax and he drew a deep breath.

She raised her chin. "'Twas a lifetime ago when I was innocent enough to trust you. 'Twill not happen again."

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