This book was delightful. It has been a few months since I read the first book in the series (The Secret). The first book follows Iain Maitland and the troubles that pursue Judith. This book follows two Lairds, Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan, whom we met in the first book.
Gillian is English and in big trouble. The man who killed her father says that he will also kill her uncle if she doesn’t find her long lost sister and the king’s treasure that she is hiding. On top of that, Baron Alford (evil murderous English bad guy) now has a small child in his possession that she knows he will kill when he discovers the truth about him. She must make her escape with the boy and find her sister and the treasure before the fall festival or her uncle dies. She ends up in the hands of the brutal Laird Buchanan who also happens to be the guardian for the small boy. He wants revenge for the insult, but Gillian can’t allow him to interfere until her uncle is safe.
Bridgid is a member of Ramsey Sinclair’s clan and becomes fast friends with Gillian. The two end up in trouble repeatedly and drive both Ramsey and Brodick crazy.
My favorite part about this book was the dialogue between Brodick and Gillian and Bridgid and Ramsey. There was quite a few sections that I would re-read because it was either funny or sweet.
I can’t wait to get my hands on my next Julie Garwood.
This is when Brodick and Gillian first meet:
He smiled. “Nay, lass, they came to steal you, and that, you see, is an insult I cannot allow.”