Child of the Mist by Kathleen Morgan
In the harsh Scottish highlands of 1564, superstitions threaten a truce .
. . a traitor plans his attack . . . and a new love is born.
arranged betrothal was never the course Anne MacGregor imagined her life
would take. Yet when her father explains that her cooperation is the
only way to bring about the long-sought truce between feuding families,
Anne has no other choice.
A simple ceremony pledging Anne's hand
in marriage after one year of commitment is the only seal to the
promise of peace. But when the arrangement requires the reluctant Anne
to follow Niall Campbell back to his home, she soon discovers that peace
is not so easily achieved. Before they even arrive, rumors about her
abound, and her safety is threatened. Meanwhile, Niall's ascension as
leader of his clan is in jeopardy, as a traitor works to bring about his
As Niall and Anne begin to see beyond each other's
defenses, love takes them by surprise. But will it be enough to defeat
their foes? Or will the truce be broken, their lives forfeit, and war
return to their beloved land?
I downloaded this book for free on the iBooks app and it was actually a very good read! It had me pulled in from the very beginning and I read the first half in only a few days. Then somewhere near the middle I slowed down a bit, but then picked up pace again and had it finished pretty quickly. It had just the right amount of action, romance and suspense. I did find parts a bit redundant as the two main characters kept going back and forth, arguing and acting like they hated each other one minute, then they would right things only to have something else happen that caused them to be mad at each other again almost immediately. This went on for quite a while, but other than that it was a very good book.