It is just a glance but all that is necessary. He is an English Protestant and she an Irish Catholic. Heaven help them!
Jamie Blakewell has come to England on behalf of his brother-in-law to secure the use of naval vessels in the war against France. He is counting on the influence of his friend in the House of Lords. Many lives depend on it. But, Sheff is not the same man he was during their days at Oxford. He has turned into a cruel, hateful man and is obsessed with Brighid, the beautiful lass Jamie has in hiding. Sheff must find her and destroy his friend. The game has begun.
Brighid grew up hating the English. They starved her mother, sold her father into slavery and stole her family's land. She and Jamie's paths cross. They have no business caring for one another. Their nations are enemies and their churches condemn one another. They can never build a life together. But, tell that to one's heart.
Brava! Ms. Clare, Brava! You've gifted us with yet another story so beautiful, so compelling, so heart-rendering, sometimes I forgot to breath. I laughed, wept, cheered and celebrated. CARNAL GIFT is balm for the soul, a triumph of the heart. Begin your journey with SWEET RELEASE, the first book in this spell-binding trilogy (be still my heart). Run to the nearest bookstore for CARNAL GIFT and then look forward, as I am, to the final chapter by this master storyteller. If you read only one author in 2004, please let it be Pamela Clare. In one word: PERFECTION.