My Brave Highlander
My Brave Highlander Battle hardened warrior Dirk MacLerie isn t who everyone thinks he is He s Dirk MacKay heir apparent to the MacKay chiefdom and Dunnakeil Castle on the far north coast of Scotland When he returns hom
Battle hardened warrior Dirk MacLerie isn t who everyone thinks he is He s Dirk MacKay, heir apparent to the MacKay chiefdom and Dunnakeil Castle on the far north coast of Scotland When he returns home after a long absence, will his clan know him and will the duplicitous enemy who tried to murder him twelve years ago kill him in truth this time Lady Isobel MacKenzie isBattle hardened warrior Dirk MacLerie isn t who everyone thinks he is He s Dirk MacKay, heir apparent to the MacKay chiefdom and Dunnakeil Castle on the far north coast of Scotland When he returns home after a long absence, will his clan know him and will the duplicitous enemy who tried to murder him twelve years ago kill him in truth this time Lady Isobel MacKenzie is a beautiful young widow betrothed to yet another Highland chief by her brother s order But when her future brother in law accosts her and threatens to kill her, she is forced to flee into a Highland snowstorm When she runs into a rugged and imposing man she thought dead, she wonders if he will turn her over to her enemy or take her to safety Dirk remembers the enchanting, dark eyed Isobel from when he was a lad, but now she is bound to another man by legal contract an important detail she would prefer to forget She wishes to choose her own husband and has her sights set on Dirk But he would never steal another man s bride would he The tantalizing lady fires up his passions, testing his willpower and honor at every turn, even as some of his own treacherous clansmen plot his downfall Excerpt Scotland, November 1618 Dirk MacKay urged his horse into a gallop along the narrow, muddy road that led from Draughon Castle toward Perth Praying he wouldn t be too late to see his father alive one last time, he squinted against the cool, misty rain stinging his eyes The meager light of dawn hidden behind thick, leaden clouds provided little illumination Greenish brown hills dotted with grazing sheep and rolling beige grain fields sped by on either side of the road Tulloch carried him closer to the thatched roof stone crofters cottages situated before a small wood of bare limbed trees A faint white mist hung over the massive River Tay, hidden amongst the bushes in the distance Dirk hoped he d slipped away before his two friends knew what he was about They would insist on going with him and he couldn t allow them to make such a sacrifice Lachlan was recently married and a newly titled earl and chief He would be daft to accompany Dirk on a dangerous trek through the snowy Highlands to the edge of the earth, leaving his wife and clan to fend for themselves Although Robert Rebbie MacInnis, Earl of Rebbinglen, was a Highlander with naught to tie him down, Dirk wouldn t put his life in danger, either It wasn t simply the severe cold weather of the north that made Dirk worry over his friends safety A murderer lurked amongst his clansmen a murderer who wanted Dirk dead, and wouldn t bat an eye at killing one of his friends, as well He shook his head Nay, he d done the right thing by not asking Lachlan or Rebbie to risk their lives by traveling with him to Durness The three of them had been near inseparable for the past few years, but Dirk needed to handle this on his own He d been living in limbo for twelve years, and now it was time to return to his real life to follow his destiny Behind him, quick, rhythmic hoof beats pounded the road and spattered through puddles A sharp whistle pierced the chill, wet air Dirk glanced back to find a dark haired, black cloaked man following him Rebbie Damnation How had he known Dirk slowed his horse, then halted and turned to face his approaching friend Tulloch, snorting at the interruption to his gleeful run, danced about beneath him Whoa, lad, Dirk said, trying to calm the horse When Rebbie drew up and stopped beside him, Dirk asked, Where are you going A better question is where are you going You left without a word Luckily, I heard the floorboards creaking as you slipped past my chamber this morn.
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