by Diana Cosby
When the English murder Lady Katherine Calbraith's family, she refuses their demands to wed an English noble to retain her home. Avalon Castle is her birthright, one she's determined to keep. After Katherine's daring escape, she's stunned when Scotland's king agrees to allow her to return to Avalon, but under the protection of Sir Stephan MacQuistan . . . as the knight's wife. To reclaim her heritage, Katherine agrees. She accepts her married fate, certain that regardless of the caliber of the man, Stephan may earn her trust, but he'll never win her love.
One of the Knights Templar, Stephan desires no bride, only vengeance for a family lost and a legacy stolen. A profound twist of fate tears apart the Brotherhood he loves, but offers him an opportunity to reclaim his legacy-Avalon Castle. Except to procure his childhood home along with a place to store Templar treasures, he must wed the unsuspecting daughter of the man who killed his family. To settle old scores, Stephan agrees, aware Katherine is merely a means to an end.
The passion that arises between them is as dangerous as it is unexpected. When mortal enemies find themselves locked in love's embrace, Stephan and Katherine must reconsider their mission and everything they once thought to be true . . .
A Reader's Opinion
Sir Stephan MacQuistan is a knight of the secret Order Knights of the Templar, trusted by his master Jacques de Molay with the Templars fortune, he flees France and the greedy king for Scotland and the help of Robert the Bruce king of Scotland.
Stephan is a man of great honour and courage, but is haunted from a nightmarish past. Lady Katherine Calbraaith, a young woman with a secret that if revealed will be her destruction. She's a young woman of great courage and strength. When the English take over Avalon Castle, Katherine is forced to watch while they murder her parents. With the threat of marriage to the vile English lord, Katherine escapes and seeks help from Robert the Bruce. Katherine and Stephan are thrown together in a marriage by the Bruce and each have their own reasons for accepting. The attraction to each other is strong but their marriage is consumed by secrets and deceit. Can they overcome the obstacles in the way and have a future at love and happiness? Follow Katherine and Stephane as they navigate through treachary, betrayal and deceit, and an uncertain future. Book one of Diana Cosby's Forbidden series is wonderfully written and a must read.
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Reviewed By: Maria Rose Dariotis