||Mary Lowell's aunt is trying to find her a husband at the end of the London Season of 1712, but it isn't until Mary meets the big, handsome Highlander Alex MacGannon, the tenth Earl of Kilgannon, that she finds any temptation to enter into matrimony. Intensely masculine, straightfoward, charming and unconventional, Alex is completely different from the aristocratic Englishmen Mary is used to, and immediately he begins courting her. Mary falls in love with him, but how can she share her future with a man whose heart belongs to the Highlands, a faraway, rugged and mysterious place where barbarians are said to reside? A widower, Alex has two young sons in the Highlands. The chief of the MacGannon clan, he has his people there -- as well as the magnificent castle that his family has called home for generations: Kilgannon. After attempts to go their separate ways leave them miserable, Alex proposes and Mary accepts, willing to leave behind her safe, secure home. In the Highlands, she finds a magnificently beautiful land, and experiences an intensely passionate and tempestuous life with her new husband. But she also encounters dangerous rivalries between the various clans and people who are distrustful of her because she's English. Just as Mary and Alex begin to forge a strong bond as husband and wife, Alex is called away to join a Jacobite rebellion against the British.
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||A place where love and war collide--and she would be possessed by the Scottish chieftain they called . . . barbarianEnter a world of breathtaking romance and rugged adventure. Enter the world of Kilgannon--an unforgettable story of love and treachery in a great Scottish clan. Kathleen Givens's magnificent novel sweeps from Queen Anne's London to the Highland wilderness . . . and into the hearts of one proud, passionate family: the MacGannons of . . . Kilgannon.Mary Lowell wasn't interested in marriage despite her aunt's determination to find her a husband by the end of the London Season. Then Alex MacGannon, Earl of Kilgannon, strode into the ballroom and commanded her heart. They called him a barbarian, a rough-hewn Scot--chieftain of clan MacGannon. They said no woman could hold him, as he set sail on the high seas. But Alex returned to claim Mary Lowell as his own, to carry her off to Scotland, to his magnificent ancestral castle, Kilgannon. And as the Highlands are torn by rebellion, Mary will find passion--and danger--in the rugged land she would now call home.Watch for the next book in the magnificent Kilgannon saga: The Wild Rose of Kilgannon, coming in November 1999 from Dell.