Maura O'Donnell swore to her father on his deathbed that she would restore the ancient Celtic relic that was taken from their homeland, placing a curse on the whole of the McDonough clan and their lands. The only way to lift the curse and restore the once fertile beauty
of their holdings is to take it back from the home of the Black Scotsman.
Crossing the rough seas to Scotland and actually breaking into the
home of the descendant of the Black Scotsman is the difficult part. With the help of the family butler, Maura decides to trap the current Duke of Gleneden into marriage
- that is the only way she can look for the Circle of Light without creating suspicion and thereby break the curse.
Can she guard her heart when Alec is so intent on making her fall in love with him? Can she find the Circle of Light before another tragedy strikes her clan?
Samantha James has creates a very lovable hero in Alec McBride; you can almost hear his deep Scottish burr
rumbling from the pages of the book. Even though it seems that Maura makes mistakes that would be common sense even in the 1800s, she is still a delight.