Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2007.
Alec Landers, future Earl of Sherbourne, is haunted by a traumatic past: the rape and brutal murder of his Scottish mother. With the belief that another clan was behind it, Alec returns to England to live with his English father, all the while nurturing his hatred of everything Scottish because of the loss of his mother. But one thing he could never get out of his mind was the Scottish girl who captured his boyish love and affection. Now a grown man, Alec's orders are to return to Gilmuir, the home of his mother's people, and oversee the construction of Fort William. Alec arrives at Fort William to find the once powerful McRae clan reduced to a handful of old and young starving people, and Leitis, his boyhood love, without home and family. Despite their hatred and distrust of him, Alec knows that he is the only hope for his mother's people. The only solution is to move the McRae clan to a safer place. To do that, he must risk all to ensure their safety.