cover image Highland Promise

Highland Promise

Alyson McLayne. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-1-4926-5450-6

McLayne (the Sizzling, Sexy Santa Barbara series) takes readers to 15th-century Scotland in this captivating series launch, her first historical romance. In an effort to unite five Highland clans, Gregor MacLeod fostered a son from each. One of those foster sons, Darach MacKenzie, is now a respected MacKenzie laird when he rescues Caitlin MacInnes from the clutches of the Frasers. Caitlin claims not to remember her last name when Darach takes her back to his castle. Though Darach has no desire to marry after having been betrayed by a lover, he cannot remain unaffected by the beautiful Caitlin, who charms both his clan members and his animals. The attraction between Darach and Caitlin is enhanced by the harsh beauty of the Scottish Highlands. When his enemies appear at his doorstep demanding Caitlin’s return, Darach knows he can’t give her up. McLayne has created a novel rich with romance and imbued with realism, made complete by a host of multidimensional characters and the promise of future series installments. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Oct.)