After her husband Afton, Lord of Langley, falls prey to a deadly plague, Englishwoman Igrainia finds herself a captive in her own castle... held hostage by Scottish warrior Eric Graham, whose wife and son -- prisoners of Lord Langley -- have also perished there.
To Graham, Igrainia is merely a political pawn, a pretty prize to dangle in front of the English king. But when the king refuses a trade -- Igrainia for the wife of Scotland's ruler Robert the Bruce -- Graham forces Igrainia to marry him, though the proud noblewoman would rather rot in her own dungeons than accept one gesture of kindness from her captor.
What Graham never expects is the desire that his strong-willed bride stirs in his soul. And when Igrainia discovers the true heart of the fearsome knight, her life -- and loyalties -- will never be the same...
This book club edition hardback book is new, as is the dust jacket.