A battlefield vow will force him to choose between honor and love.

Highlander Gowan Dunbar’s father Is killed while defending his home from the laird. With no family or croft, Gowan flees to a life as a mercenary soldier. There he makes a battlefield vow to a dying friend. Now he’s come back to Scotland to fulfill it.

Morna Innes has long yearned for the love of a man who is noble and strong and will give her headstrong spirit free rein. Then a chance encounter with a bold, handsome stranger sets off sparks Morna tries to deny, for she’s promised to another.

When that stranger turns out to be Gowan, newly arrived with sad news of her brother, both Morna and Gowan learn that hearts abide by no rules. Forbidden longing ignites into one secret tryst before they must part forever. But love is no match for the cruelty of fate.

Editorial Review Text: “Gowan Dunbar never expected to find love while fulfilling a dying man’s request, and Morna Innes hoped to avoid being married off to a man twice her age. Strangers who meet under difficult circumstances are put together by fate and struggle with their forbidden love in this romantic tale of star-crossed lovers recast in the Scottish Highlands of the 1740s.” Linda S., Proofreader, Red Adept Editing.