The Border Hostage
New York Times bestselling writer Virginia Henley brings her trademark ardour, strength, and steamy sensuality to this unbelievable paintings of romance fiction–an unforgettable story of a headstrong Englishwoman kidnapped by means of a Scotsman looking passionate revenge....
Raven Carleton is each inch the English woman. yet in this excellent morning, as she gallops alongside the seacoast, Raven is considering her freedom, no longer her drawing close betrothal to aristocratic Christopher Dacre. without notice Raven is compelled to attract rein while a guy appears to be like at once in her course. Silhouetted opposed to the predawn sky, he's magnificent–a darkly robust stranger who will regulate the process her life.
When Scotsman Heath Kennedy first glimpses Raven Carleton, he sees a creature of such countless loveliness, she takes his breath away. yet in a land divided, Raven is ready to turn into a pawn within the sour border wars among England and Scotland. kidnapped by way of Heath and held for ransom, Raven unearths herself drawn to him in methods she by no means may have imagined...and Heath is completely beguiled via his headstrong captive. Risking the wrath of 2 nation-states, the Scotsman does the unthinkable: He bargains Raven her freedom. He asks just one factor in go back.
mins lengthened into hours and crept towards nighttime. The ready was once tedious, considering that they had no gentle and will no longer whereas away the hours with cube. but there has been an excessive amount of pressure within the air for them to doze; they didn't be aware of the dimensions of the royal get together and will now not come up with the money for to be stuck unaware. approximately an hour earlier nighttime, they turned conscious of galloping hooves pounding the floor. Borderers have been specialist at gauging the scale in their enemy through the sound in their horses, and each guy within the.
Firmly mounted upon him, she lit the red candle. Raven had a imaginative and prescient of a falcon like Sultan. The raptor swooped approximately her in an exceptional circle, then flew up as regards to the rafters. She stuck her breath as she observed a black raven flee from the hunter, yet knew the falcon might trap its prey. the nice hawk, despite the fact that, didn't kill the smaller fowl, yet compelled it to fly in unison. Raven stood spellbound, staring at them until eventually they flew off jointly, during the window, into the evening. Dame Doris set down.
glance so horrified; it was once most probably the English who did the soiled deed. The political marriage to Margaret might by no means were consummated had a person now not expediently got rid of Jamie's beloved.” “Is energy regularly corrupt?” Raven requested suddenly, considering the rumors she had heard in regards to the Dacres. “Of direction, however it is the measure of corruption that concerns. a guy worthy having has his personal noble code of honor, yet keep in mind that a man's honor isn't like a woman's. individually I desire a guy who.
Spill out. “Mangey and Dacre are thick as thieves. They fired yer stables tae silence me simply because i do know an excessive amount of! Ye observed Mangey silence Hob Armstrong at Bewcastle, yet I didna think he'd homicide his personal brother!” Heath and Ramsay exchanged a glance. Heath driven the jug of ale around the desk towards Armstrong, then they withdrew. “A piece of the puzzle does not fit.” Ram shook his head. “If Henry Tudor sought after me lifeless, why did the bloody Armstrongs cross tae rather a lot hassle tae take ye tae England?.
Ye tae take the infants and cross tae fortress Douglas once ye may possibly. The wagons from Eskdale can be arrivin' the next day to come. do not permit yer family members drain all yer power, love.” Valentina knew that after her father informed his spouse and Duncan approximately Heath, there will be hell to pay. The hurricane he could unharness will be not anything in need of tumultuous. Her mom will be greater than hysterical; she could throw a bloody healthy, and Duncan will be able to kill. “Yes.” She smiled lightly. “I will pass domestic to fortress.