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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful, Romantic Adventure in Historical Britain
It is 1290 and the days of Edward Longshanks; fierce, proud king of the English and grandson of the infamous King John. When he expels all the Jews from his kingdom and then takes advantage of a twist of fate to try to seize power of the Scottish throne, he sets in motion an emotional, dangerous and thrilling adventure for two friends torn apart by the times...
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1.0 out of 5 stars So Bad!
I bought this at the same tome I bought "On a Highland Shore" so I had to read them both (otherwise I would never have bought the second book of the series). They are so bad, just terrible, Boring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful, Romantic Adventure in Historical Britain, 26 Sep 2012
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It is 1290 and the days of Edward Longshanks; fierce, proud king of the English and grandson of the infamous King John. When he expels all the Jews from his kingdom and then takes advantage of a twist of fate to try to seize power of the Scottish throne, he sets in motion an emotional, dangerous and thrilling adventure for two friends torn apart by the times.

They are Rachel de Anjou, the eldest daughter of a hardworking devout Jew, and Isabel de Burke, illegitimate daughter of an English noble, about to step into a position as lady in waiting to Edward's queen Eleanor. When the Jews are expelled from the kingdom, the girls are split apart, not sure if they will ever see each other again, and Rachel has a hard journey to finally settle on the safer side of the English/Scots border, in the busy port town of Berwick, where the family set about becoming successful innkeepers. But is it so safe? And what of Isabel, feeling her way at court in a precarious position not of her own making? It seems that a dangerous enemy has noted her beauty and innocence, and wants it for himself, so has manoeuvred her into a place where he can manipulate her naivety and leave her no choice but to do his perverse bidding.
But two Scots cousins will be their salvation. Rory MacGannon, famed fighter for women, and Kieren MacDonald, his loyal loving cousin, will become entangled in the lives of these two friends, and bring them back together again at a time when all of Scotland is at war - within itself and against the might and ambitions of England's King Edward.
Can they save these girls from the growing danger all around them, from a sick bishop close to the king who vows revenge when his prey eludes his clutches in London and flees to the Scots border just when its own governors fall into disarray, and can they all find a way to the ultimate prize bar their freedom - love, passion and happy-every-after...

I absolutely loved this book; I didn't want it to end. I was therefore pretty surprised to see another reviewer mark this down as boring!! The only thing I would say is that it is a little slow to start, but that is only the very beginning, and from then on, it's just brilliant. The characters, their lives and how they intermingle, the historical thread weaved around them all in a way that keeps you turning pages, the use of such famous real-life folk as William Wallace and King Edward I (Longshanks) - all is done so well, that I thoroughly enjoyed this and upon closing the book with a satisfied sigh, went onto Amazon and ordered another!! Please, give it a go. This is historical romantic adventure at a high level; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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1.0 out of 5 stars So Bad!, 1 Jan 2012
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I bought this at the same tome I bought "On a Highland Shore" so I had to read them both (otherwise I would never have bought the second book of the series). They are so bad, just terrible, Boring.
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