The Chieftain’s Curse


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 Euan McArthur, a Chieftain in need of an heir. 

Last in a direct male line, while still a young warrior, Euan earns the ire of a witch. She retaliates with a curse that no wife will ever bear him an heir. A threat he can’t ignore after the deaths in childbirth of his third wife and yet another bonnie son. His conscience dictates the curse must be broken before he can marry again. This makes no difference to his neighbours. Lairds, willing to sacrifice their daughters for an alliance with the McArthurs and Euan’s defiance has perilous consequences.

 Morag Farquhar, a woman in need of sanctuary. 

With a young relative in tow, Morag flees the only home she has ever known in fear of her brother, Baron of Wolfsdale. Certain she’ll find refuge in the McArthur stronghold; Morag drags the lad the length of the country to reach Cragenlaw. Years before, although they were both the offspring of bitter enemies, Morag nursed Euan until his battle wounds healed. Now, he no longer recognises her. However, she holds a secret guaranteed to ensure his protection should her brother find them. Pronounced barren by a midwife, Morag is of little value to her family, but a Godsend to Euan, a lover he can’t kill by getting with child.

Euan and Morag; years ago chance drew them together, tangled their lives in ways they could never have imagined. This time their destiny lies in their own hands, but it will take courage and strong hearts to see it through to the end.

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