by Christine Young
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.
"A wee lady as yourself could not possibly have such dreaded enemies." Yet somehow he sensed she did. He had heard the thunder of hooves, seen the ashen color upon her face and understood Whipple's desperation to keep her hidden. He could even understand her need to flee. Courageously, she'd chosen to stay.
Courage or foolishness, he wondered.
Her shoulders quivered and he was suddenly once again obsessed with a driving desire to protect her. He reached out to touch her but drew back his hand.
He wanted nothing more than to shield her from harm and the evil--anyone including himself--might bring to her doorstep.
"I should leave," he said, knowing he could not leave her to fend for herself when he wanted to fight battles for her. "Something happened to you out there."
She leaned against the cupboards in front of her, visibly shaken by his statement. "Nay, nothing happened." Yet her words were barely perceptible in the thin air.
"Do not deny what is so obvious."
Her eyes were wide when she turned to him, shaking her head. "You speak of magical charms and seeing things which are not there."
"I see nothing that isn't as plain as the expression on your face." She caught her lip beneath her upper teeth. Still, he knew she meant to deny his words, deny her fear which was tangible. And, if not for her dreams, he might very well be a dead man.
"You know not what you speak of."
"Then tell me."
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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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