The Black Knave

The Scottish Trilogy

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A nobleman living a dangerous double life weds a rebellious Jacobite beauty—the first in a Scottish romance trilogy by a USA Today–bestselling author. Some call him the devil. Few have ever seen him. He is the Black Knave. Named for the playing card he leaves behind, he risks his life to smuggle Jacobite insurgents out of Scotland right under the noses of the British. And Bethia MacDonell is determined to find him.

She needs the legendary freedom fighter to rescue her imprisoned brother. Instead, she is forced into an arranged marriage of political expediency. Her bridegroom is Rory Forbes, an aristocrat loyal to the crown. A coward at the Battle of Culloden. A traitor to his own people.

To the world he is a fop and wastrel who lives solely for his own pleasure. But the new Marquis of Braemoor harbors a dangerous secret he must keep hidden at all costs. Bethia is the wild card, arousing treacherous desire that could doom Rory’s mission and imperil her life. Sworn to protect her, the most wanted man in Scotland must fight his greatest battle to win the heart of the one woman he desires above all others: his wife.

Named “Storyteller of the Year” by the Romantic Times, Patricia Potter introduces one of her most irresistible heroes, and offers “well-drawn, memorable characters [and] compelling action,” in the first book in her enthralling Scottish trilogy that continues with The Heart Queen and The Diamond King (Library Journal).

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Patricia Potter is a USA Today–bestselling author of more than fifty romantic novels. A seven-time RITA Award finalist and three-time Maggie Award winner, she was named Storyteller of the Year by Romantic Times and received the magazine’s Career Achievement Award for Western Romance. Potter is a past board member and president of Romance Writers of America. Prior to becoming a fiction author, she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and the president of a public relations firm in Atlanta. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Mar 10, 2015
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Pages
411
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ISBN
9781504002899
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
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This sweeping historical novel returns to an age of treachery and political turmoil as a Jacobite beauty fights her attraction to the powerful Scottish nobleman who once broke her heart 

Taken in by the Braemoor clan as a boy, Neil Forbes fell deeply in love the moment he laid eyes on Janet Leslie. To his delight, Janet, the daughter of a Jacobite, returned his feelings, and they made a solemn pledge to one other. Then Neil discovered the terrible reason he couldn’t marry his beloved . . . and could never wed at all.
 
After Neil’s betrayal, Janet vowed never again to be seduced by the fickle promise of love. She hoped that her marriage to Alasdair Campbell, a widower and father of three young girls, would give her the security she needed. Now the cruel Earl of Lochaene lies dead, and Janet is suspected of her husband’s murder. Worse, Campbell’s daughters—and her infant son—could be taken away from her. And the man she once adored with all her heart has just been appointed guardian of her son, the heir to Lochaene. Can she trust Neil, now the politically connected Marquis of Braemoor—or the dangerous desire that his first caress reignites in her? As they give in to passion, a powerful enemy could destroy their newfound love—and expose the secret Neil has been guarding for far too long.
 
This second book in Patricia Potter’s Scottish Trilogy is the winner of the 2001 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Scottish Historical Romance.

The Heart Queen is the 2nd book in the Scottish Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
When Maddie Fraser’s father was killed fighting for Bonnie Prince Charles, the spirited Scottish lass swore to avenge his death. Hooded and disguised, she led a series of daring raids against the forces of the Crown—vowing to love no man until the English invaders were driven from her native soil.

Captain Garrett Marshall was entrusted with the capture of the mysterious brigand called “Black Jack.” But the sensuous, azure-eyed beauty hidden beneath the bandit’s manly garb tested Garrett’s loyalty to his King. Inflamed by a desire he could not ignore, the handsome officer would wed his bewitching enemy to save her from the gallows. But first he’d have to quell her hatred…and conquer her heart.

**Romance Writers of America RITA Award finalist for Best Historical Romance** 

"Miriam Minger captures the heart and splendor of historical Scotland in a beautifully moving story of love and betrayal that should not be missed." - Affaire de Coeur

“Miriam Minger is a master storyteller who illustrates the full gamut of emotions felt by her characters. Emotions so strong that you are pulled into the pages and into their lives.” – Inside Romance

“With Miriam Minger, you’re assured of a good read!” - Heartland Critiques


*Originally published by Avon Books under the title A Hint of Rapture.


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Book 2: THE TEMPTRESS BRIDE (Stefan and Kassandra)
Book 3: THE IMPOSTOR BRIDE (Adam and Susanna)


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This sweeping historical novel returns to an age of treachery and political turmoil as a Jacobite beauty fights her attraction to the powerful Scottish nobleman who once broke her heart 

Taken in by the Braemoor clan as a boy, Neil Forbes fell deeply in love the moment he laid eyes on Janet Leslie. To his delight, Janet, the daughter of a Jacobite, returned his feelings, and they made a solemn pledge to one other. Then Neil discovered the terrible reason he couldn’t marry his beloved . . . and could never wed at all.
 
After Neil’s betrayal, Janet vowed never again to be seduced by the fickle promise of love. She hoped that her marriage to Alasdair Campbell, a widower and father of three young girls, would give her the security she needed. Now the cruel Earl of Lochaene lies dead, and Janet is suspected of her husband’s murder. Worse, Campbell’s daughters—and her infant son—could be taken away from her. And the man she once adored with all her heart has just been appointed guardian of her son, the heir to Lochaene. Can she trust Neil, now the politically connected Marquis of Braemoor—or the dangerous desire that his first caress reignites in her? As they give in to passion, a powerful enemy could destroy their newfound love—and expose the secret Neil has been guarding for far too long.
 
This second book in Patricia Potter’s Scottish Trilogy is the winner of the 2001 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Scottish Historical Romance.

The Heart Queen is the 2nd book in the Scottish Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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