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.
J.L. Jarvis is a left-handed opera singer/teacher/lawyer who writes romance novels. She received her undergraduate training from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a doctorate from the University of Houston. She now lives and writes in New York. For information about upcoming books, sign up for her newsletter at news.jljarvis.com.
Highlander Callum MacDonell battled lowland Covenanters at the service of the King. Now charged with hunting an assassin, his journey will lead not to justice, but to a murderer’s passionate Covenanter sister, Mari McEwan.
Betrayed and abandoned by the man she loved, Mari faces judgment by a tribunal of her people demanding she name the father of her unborn child, or be exiled from her beloved home and family. Sick and trembling, she knows that she must refuse. And yet, if she does so, a cruel fate awaits her.
Book 1 in the Highland Soldiers series, Scottish historical romances set during the turbulent Covenanter times of seventeenth century Scotland.