In 1715, Lady Blythe Hedley's father is declared an enemy of the British crown because of his Jacobite sympathies, forcing her to flee her home in northern England. Secreted to the tower of Wedderburn Castle in Scotland, Lady Blythe awaits who will ultimately be crowned king. But in a house with seven sons and numerous servants, her presence soon becomes known.

No sooner has Everard Hume lost his father, Lord Wedderburn, than Lady Hedley arrives with the clothes on her back and her mistress in tow. He has his own problems--a volatile brother with dangerous political leanings, an estate to manage, and a very young brother in need of comfort and direction in the wake of losing his father. It would be best for everyone if he could send this misfit heiress on her way as soon as possible.

Drawn into a whirlwind of intrigue, shifting alliances, and ambitions, Lady Blythe must be careful whom she trusts. Her fortune, her future, and her very life are at stake. Those who appear to be adversaries may turn out to be allies--and those who pretend friendship may be enemies.

Laura Frantz is one of my favorite authors of all time! She, again, wrote a magnificent story. I was drawn in to every detail throughout the book. The history of the time was interesting and I loved learning about Scotland and more details about the Jacobite uprising. Blythe was smart and faith played a vital part of her character. Everard was strong and I love how his views of Blythe changed and grew as the story went on. There was a bit on unknown towards the end of the story and it was even more of a page turner as I read to find out how things would end up.

Fun surprise for me was that I'd been to many of the places where this book took place in Scotland.

If you love Laura Frantz or this time period, this is a book not to be missed!


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