Friday, October 29, 2010

One Night In Scotland-Karen Hawkins

One Night In Scotland
Karen Hawkins
Pocket, Nov 23 2010, $7.99
ISBN: 9781439175897

In 1822, an unknown kidnapper abducts renowned Egyptologist Michael Hurst. For the safe return of his “guest”, the Sulfi demands his family gives back the ancient Hurst Amulet that Michael’s friend Angus Hay currently is investigating at his castle.

Michael’s sister Mary journeys to Hay’s castle to demand the earl give her the relic so she can ransom her brother. Instead to her shock he refuses to relinquish the artifact as he does not trust his visitor. Even more stunning to her Angus will not let her leave; but instead he locks her away as his prisoner in one of the castle’s turrets. Suspicious Angus plans to seduce the truth out of Mry, but finds his motives changing after one stolen kiss.

The newest Hurst sibling Regency romance (see The Laird Who Loved Me and Sleepless in Scotland) starts a new saga, the Hurst Amulet series with a great overarching mystery. The information re the Amulet comes from Michael’s letters he supposedly has sent home. However this is the wonderful tale of thoroughly modern Mary and thoroughly adoring Angus who together provides the audience with a rousing romance as they fall love while mostly establishing the foundation of this latest miniseries.

Harriet Klausner

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