Cathy Maxwell writes clever, engaging romances that find the many answers to the question, "Why do people fall in love?" In The Marriage Contract, she journeys to 19th-century Scotland, where an unexpected marriage thrusts two strong-willed people into the fiery depths of passion. When Anne Burnett is forced into a proxy marriage with Aidan Black, a dashing Scottish laird with a reputation for unpredictability, traveling to the wilds of Scotland to meet him is only a small concern. Her biggest worry is how to inform her new husband that he is married. Falling in love with his castle and the fierce loyalty Aidan inspires in his people, Anne finds her greatest challenge is yet to come; somehow she must find her way past her husband's proud exterior and convince him to consummate their marriage. Virginia Leishman's captivating performance of this sweeping love story captures every breathless insight into the mysterious wonders of love.