ONE NIGHT IN SCOTLAND
- Pub. Date: November 2010
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
- Series: The Hurst Amulet Series
- ISBN-13: 9781439175897
- ISBN: 1439175896
From the Publisher
New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins begins a sparkling new series with this thrilling tale of a desperate beauty on an urgent quest, a dark earl scarred by his beastly past—and the ancient treasure that binds their fates.
A mysterious abductor . . . Someone is holding her brother prisoner in exchange for a gold-and-onyx box covered in mysterious runes, so Mary Hurst boldly sets out from the family vicarage to find the priceless artifact. But the man who possesses it, Angus Hay, the Earl of Erroll, is less than sympathetic to her plight.
A forbidding stranger . . . Himself a prisoner of his dark past, Angus refuses to yield the box—or allow Mary to leave! Suspicious of the alluring lass’s mission, he vows to wrest a confession from her, but unearths a fiery temper and a will as strong as his own.An unbreakable curse . . . Passion flares between them, but now there is more at stake: an unknown enemy is hunting down the precious box, and will stop at nothing. Risking all for love, Angus must solve the mystery behind the runes . . . and trust the only woman who can awaken his forgotten heart.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!
ONE NIGHT IN SCOTLAND by Karen Hawkins is a delightful, exciting historical romance set in 1822, Scotland.It is the first in the Hurst Amulet series. It is well written with details,depth,twists and turns. It has romance, sweet sensuality, betrayal, trust, love, passion, adventure,mystery, an ancient treasure, family and love of artifacts. The hero, Angus, is strong, scarred from a fire seven years earlier that took the life of his wife, has a temper, has trust issues, loves priceless artifacts, and is intrigued by the beautiful Mary, the sister of his dear friend. The heroine, Mary, is beautiful, on a mission to save her beloved brother, who has sent her to the castle of Angus for a priceless artifact. She is the youngest daughter of the vicar. She strong willed and has a fiery temper.Angus locks her and her maid away in the turret room of his castle, while he awaits a friend’s confirmation she is who is says she is.During this time tempers fly, sparks of passion also flies between the two of them. Angus has never meet anyone quiet like Mary for she is beautiful, smart, intelligent and love artifacts too. She has been waiting for adventure to find her and finally it has in the ill mattered, suspicious, dark moods of Angus. Together they learn the meeting of trust and love. I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy Scotland, mystery, and the awakening of one man’s forgotten heart. I can hardly wait for the next installment to see what happens to the rest of the story….This book was received for review from the publisher and details can be found at Simon and Schuster.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn