Lachlan Sinclair, the Duke of Cathness, believes he is cursed. His father died when he was thirty and so have his ancestors because his ancestors lost the MacAlpin Cross. When the MacAlpin Cross is whole, the curse will be lifted. His father's ghost told him to return to the Highlands and restore his family's castle that now lies in near ruin. The ghost also told him to clear the land so he issued the edict to his barons. When one of the barons refuses to clear the farmers from the land, Lachlan decicdes to visit. At Lochlannach Castle, Lachlan meets his baron's sister-in-law, Lady Lana Dounreay.
Lana has seen the ghosts around her since a childhood illness. She has dreamed of Lachlan only he was wearing a kilt and not acting all English. Lana shows Lachlan why the clearances are wrong. As his visit to her brother-in-law's castle lengthens, Lachlan slowly realizes that his cousin was poisoning him.
I loved this book from page one. It had drama and humor and witty characters. There were times that I didn't know who I wanted to smack more - Lachlan's cousin for duping him for years or Lachlan for believing it. This was a great way to start my summer reading.
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