This first installment of the Highlands' Lairds series, and the inspiration for the bestselling Ransom, fans of Julie Garwood will fall in love with this passionate masterpiece that started it all.
A beautiful woman, Judith Hampton was also full of pride and loyalty. She had begun a journey to reunite with a pregnant childhood friend, about to give birth, but her quest for connection had another reason to take her back home. It was her father, Laird Maclean, a man whom she had never met. What could have surprised her more, though, than the enticing Scotsman who was to escort her back to her roots? The laird of his clan, Iain Maitland was larger than life, at least to the life of Judith Hampton.
In a conflict of culture and purpose, Iain and Judith are both perplexed and seduced by one another's differences, the very contrasts which pull them together. But the dark secret of the identity of Judith's father threatens unhinge this heavenly bond.
Julie Garwood was born in 1944 in Missouri. She has penned over twenty seven romance novels, and has been on the New York Times best seller list for 24 of her books. She missed a large amount of school as a child on account of a tonsillectomy and did not learn to read until eleven years old. Reading had a tremendous impact on her life; Garwood named her daughter after the nun Sister Elizabeth who taught her how to read.
Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear
Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised
to be at her side. But there was another, private reason for the journey from
her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never
known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the
Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land, Iain Maitland, Laird of
his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.
In a spirited clash of wills and customs, Judith reveled in the melting
bliss of Iain’s searching kisses, his passionate caresses. Perplexed by her
sprightly defiance, bemused by her tender nature, Iain felt his soul growing
into the light and warmth of her love. Surely nothing would wrench her from the
affection and trust of Iain and his clan, not even the truth about her father,
a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance, and the most
glorious of loves!
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