Winner of The Historical Romance Club's Historical Romance of the Year for 2003.
Nominee of RT's Reviewers' Choice Award for "Best Scottish Historical Romance of 2003"
A 2003 Top Ten Read at MyShelfcom
A Headstrong Lady, A Battle-torn Knight, And A Lesson In Temptation!
Twice wed and twice widowed, Lady Caterine Keith has no need for a champion. She can fend off unwanted suitors on her own and guard her Scottish stronghold without the help of any man. But her sister, knowing better, sends a make-believe husband - a knight with a battle-scarred face almost too frightening to behold. Sir Marmaduke Strongbow has a secret ambition. He wants not Caterine's land but her hand in marriage and her heart to own. With tantalizing caresses, he will show her how a real champion lays siege ... and how love is impossible to fight.
4 1/2 Stars and a Top Pick
Emotionally intense, highly sensual, soaring with romance and peopled with unforgettable characters, Sue-Ellen Welfonder gifts readers with a tale that will leave an indelible mark on their hearts and minds. Marmaduke is a hero to dream about and you'll be as much under his sensual spell as Caterine. With this magical love story Ms. Welfonder secures her place as a writer on the way to stardom.