From the bestselling, RITA nominated author Frances Housden comes the gripping, sensual, suspenseful follow–up to The Chieftain's Curse...
Gavyn Farquhar's marriage is forged with a double–edged blade. Along with the Comlyn clan's lands, a reward from the King, he is blessed with an unwilling bride, Kathryn Comlyn, and an ancient fort with few defences that desperately needs to be fortified before it can act as a sufficient buffer between Scotland and the Norsemen on its northern borders.
Gavyn needs wealth to meet his king's demands, and he knows of only one way to get it – with his sword. Leaving his prickly bride behind in the hands of trusted advisors, he makes his way to the battlegrounds of France and the money that can be made there.
Two years married and Kathryn is still a virgin. A resentful virgin, certain that, like her father before her, she is perfectly capable of leading the Comlyn clan. In her usurper husband's absence, she meets the clan's needs, advising and ruling as well as any man.
But she is an intelligent woman, and she knows the only respect and power she will ever hold will be through her husband. And to wield it, she needs to make him love her. An easy task to set, but impossible to complete, when said husband has been gone for two years, and there is no word of his return. But Kathryn is undeterred. After all, a faint heart never won a Chieftain.
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Story was good, but had a number of dead spots were interest was lost. I do agree with comment below and was taken by surprise myself at the general lack of thought and emotion towards this character, especially by Kathryn. When all is said and done I was left feeling disappointed.
I just finished this book today and I liked it a lot. I like the story and I liked to what extremes the author took some characters although I was really sad at the end...(not spoiling the story) but I seriously didn't see that coming although it was hinted somewhat that it was going to happen. I think that shocked and sadden me more than it did the main character Kathryn. At the end I was disappointed not reading her reactions to what happened and then on the next page it was all forgotten. :( But as sad as that was I liked the story. Would have prefer another ending but I like that about this author, to have unexpected things happen to characters.