From a beloved mystery author, this much-anticipated return to historical romance in the Scottish Highlands "brings history to vibrant life" (Romantic Times). Handsome and mysterious Stefan Dvorak, also known as Baron Ostrov, is the son of a gypsy and a disgraced Bohemian nobleman. Though educated at Oxford and welcomed by King James's court, Stefan is a wanderer by nature and not inclined to settle down. But he has never met anyone like the innocent and dazzling Lady Katherine de Vere, who is mourning the death of the man she hoped to marry: Henry, Prince of Wales. Despite their powerful attraction, neither Stefan nor Kat is free. Stefan's allegiance to his homeland of Bohemia, torn between Catholic and Protestant factions on the brink of war, trumps any notions of domestic bliss. And the king has decreed that Kat must marry the self-righteous Sir Thomas Overbury. But then Sir Thomas dies in the Tower of London, and his enemies cast the blame on Kat. Threatened with imprisonment, she flees first to Heidelberg and then to Prague. Now she must clear her name and try to save the ancestral home that the king has threatened to confiscate.And a dashing gypsy baron may just be the man to help her do it.
by Mary Shelley
by Mary Daheim
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