Years ago, Christina Blackburn posed for a scandalous painting that rocked the Victorian art world--and nearly ruined her life. Now a proper antiquarian for the National Museum, Christina hides her smoldering beauty behind an icy façade and prim spectacles. When the museum sends Christina to examine an ancient Highland treasure, she comes face-to-face with the same notorious painting--and its dangerously handsome owner.
Sir Aedan MacBride knows that a local legend of a sleeping maiden says the estate’s heir must never fall in love, which suits him fine--until he meets Christina Blackburn. Convinced that the painting's beautiful model is the key to saving his threatened lands, he is desperate to discover what she knows about the old legend--yet he never expects love to interfere.
REVIEWS: "Unsurpassed... Susan King is one of the best!" ~Cathy Maxwell
"Susan King makes a delicious leap to the 19th century... never has Scotland been more magical or more romantic!" ~Mary Jo Putney
THE SCOTTISH LAIRDS, in series order Taming the Heiress Waking the Princess Kissing the Countess
THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order The Stone Maiden The Swan Maiden The Sword Maiden Laird of the Wind
THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order The Raven's Wish The Raven's Moon The Heather Moon
OTHER TITLES by Susan King The Black Thorne's Rose
About the author
Susan King is the bestselling, award-winning author of 23 historical novels and novellas praised for historical accuracy, master storytelling and lyricism.
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