Throughout the Highlands she is known as Keely, the witch woman. She is a great healer-a woman whose dreams come true. Ian MacPherson is a man who puts honor, loyalty and duty above everything. Their lives are entwined when Ian is sent by the Scottish King to bring Keely to trial for witchcraft. He is attacked and left for dead, but Keely rescues him. When he wakes, he discovers he has no memory. As he remembers his lost past, Ian finds that his need to protect the woman who has saved his life eclipses his duty to his king and country., He is a man torn between honor and duty to his country and the woman he loves.
"Ian needs me." She chose her words carefully, wondering at the fierce glare she saw in Whipple's eyes. "If it becomes absolutely necessary, I will leave when he can remember who he is and not a moment sooner."
Whipple ran his fingers through his graying hair. "Aye, and that may be too late. Those were the King's men. They may well search for ye and mean ye harm. Perhaps they search for the impostor, the man who sleeps in your bed. We have no way to ken the truth."
For Ian. And what is the truth?
Whipple's implication was all wrong. Yet she knew she would give herself to Ian if he asked.
"You might well be right. Yet to leave Ian goes against everything I believe in, everything I have worked for my whole life. I have never refused to care for man or beast if they needed help. If I give up the essence of myself, I am a lost soul."
For a moment only, Whipple turned his back to Keely, his shoulders shaking. Hurting the old man had not been her purpose. She wanted to comfort him, to go to him and to ease his fears. Yet she could not ease her own fears. She needed comforting as much as anyone. The old man would have to understand.
The man inside her hut unnerved her, touched a part of her she had never known existed. And now she was willing to give up her heart, perhaps even her life to protect him.
A man with no identity and no name.
A man with no purpose or country.
Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children. Christine's newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.
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