Ten years have passed since the death of Maggie’s beloved husband, Sir Lennox Brodie. Maggie learns of her royal lineage and struggles with the demands and pressure being put upon her. With King Andrew McGregor II’s consent and the condition of a posted guard, she is allowed to continue living at Brodie Manor with her family. Maggie’s heartbreak at the loss of Lennox has not diminished, and unexplainable events lead her to believe that somehow he is still with her.
The king wants a husband for Maggie and heirs for his kingdom. Among those attending a carefully-orchestrated banquet is Sir Alexander deMortimer, a sworn enemy to Maggie and uncle to her eldest son, Kendric. After repeated overtures and rejections, Alexander makes a desperate move that changes the lives of everyone at Brodie Manor.
Anne K. Hawkinson
Paul V. Hunter
"The rendering of environmental and cultural issues around this story is a very strong point which places the characters in a very rich and believable environment." –Royal Palm Literary Award Judge
"The novella is well crafted and demonstrates a clear focus on the tropes and plotlines of historical fiction." –Royal Palm Literary Award Judge