Connor, chieftain of the
MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his
hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and
duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry.
Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with
the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-
and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must
make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is
far too humble.
With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot,
beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves
her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the
embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa
feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is
forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor
is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the
woman he needs by his side?