During the turbulent reign of William and Mary, orphaned Eileen Ronley finds herself in a precarious position. She is a virtual prisoner with no means of her own on her father's estate, which is now controlled by a former servant, when a mysterious man comes asking for her father. Neil MacCurrie, a Scottish highland chief, is trying to get back to Scotland and is traveling disguised as a French Huguenot. He'd been told that the remote estate in Warwickshire was a safe house, but instead of being welcomed, he is imprisoned. Eileen realizes that he's not French, but, immensely attracted, she doesn't let on and then helps him to escape when his life is in danger. Neil is equally taken with her, and although he has an agreement to marry elsewhere, a prophecy has proclaimed that his wife will be from the east like Eileen. Many forces conspire to separate the two lovers as history comes alive in this tale of love, greed, and political intrigue. Patty EngelmannCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
'The Legend' introduced the Highland prophecy that bound the MacCurrie men to battle, and the fiery women they dared to love. Now the adventure continues in this tale of strangers whose lives are destined to be entwined.