The Return of Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman

By Elaine Coffman

Coffman's writing is deft, able, and evocative. -Publishers Weekly he will aid a girl in want, regardless of the place she got here from... Alysandir Mackinnon principles his extended family with a good yet iron fist. He has no time for softness or, as he sees it, weak spot. but if he encounters a bewitching younger attractiveness who may perhaps or is probably not a perilous undercover agent, yet is unquestionably in mortal chance, he is pressured to help... She's continuously puzzled if she used to be born within the unsuitable time... Thrown again in time to the tumultuous, risky Scottish Highlands of the 16th century, Isobella Douglas has much to profit approximately her ancestors, herself, and her position on this planet. in particular while she encounters a Highland laird who places glossy males to shame... every one has secrets and techniques to maintain, till they start to ring a bell in each one other's hearts that is by no means been touched before... "With an eloquent pen, Ms. Coffman weaves phrases right into a tapestry." -RT publication experiences "Elaine Coffman touches the center whereas making her readers chuckle and cry." -Atlanta magazine (20110211)

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It seems to me you are the one at fault here. ” He looked around. “Weel, you could go that way,” he said, pointing to his right. “Or you might try that way,” he said, pointing to his left. “Or mayhap ye should go both ways,” he said, crossing his arms over his chest and pointing in both directions. Elisabeth threw up her hands. “I would like a straight answer for a change. ” “Let’s back up for a minute,” Isobella said. ” “Ye willna find those things here,” he said. ” Isobella asked. His expression was rather mischievous.

The fireplace was enormous, and the stone floors, although bare, were highly polished. A lovely rood screen stood along one wall. “I bet these walls know a lot of secrets,” Elisabeth said. “Yes, and some are quite blood-curdling,” Claire replied. The sisters exchanged glances and followed her through a long gallery, which contained a great curved stairway, massive and wide. ” Isobella asked. ” Isobella’s attention was suddenly captured by a painting, and her heart pounded excitedly. At least five feet wide and eight feet tall, the portrait was ornately framed in gilt and worth a fortune.

She studied him with close scrutiny. ” She gasped. Was her dream lover real? She was about to ask for a repeat performance, but Elisabeth was gouging her ribs. She turned toward Elisabeth and everything began to darken and spin, wobbling noisily with a great whirring sound. Isobella’s breath caught in her throat, and she felt as if the air was being sucked from her lungs. She heard a loud roaring—louder than a freight train flying by at great speed. She put her hands over her ears to stifle the sound but to no avail.

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