Bond of Passion
The Border Chronicles #6
October 4, 2011
Available in: Trade Size
Called the handsomest man in the Borders, Angus Ferguson, earl of Duin, lives a quiet life, avoiding the constant political intrigues of his neighbors in order to keep his small clan safe. Now, in exchange for a piece of land he has long coveted, he has taken a wife: Annabella Baird, the plain-faced daughter of the laird of Rath.
Reluctant at first to bed the unassuming Annabella, Angus finally accepts his duty as a husband—only to discover that beneath his bride’s modest demeanor is a wildcat with a spark waiting to be ignited. When, however, they accept an invitation to the court of Scotland’s Queen Mary, they find themselves caught up in royal intrigue.
Mary’s unfortunate marriage to her cousin Lord Darnley has proven a disaster. Worse, it has driven her into the arms of another man, James Hepburn, the dashing, powerful earl of Bothwell. When Darnley is murdered in spectacular fashion, and his body barely cold before Mary and Bothwell wed, the queen’s adversaries retaliate with a war that divides Scotland and tries the long friendship between the earl of Duin and James Hepburn—even as it tests the bond of passion between Angus and Annabella in ways they have never expected.
Born in Manhattan, Bertrice Small has lived on eastern Long Island for 26 years, and she loves it! She is a Sagittarian, married to a Pisces, with an Aries son. Her greatest passions are her family; Pookie, Honeybun, and Finnegan, the family cats; Nicki, the ederly cockatiel who whistles the NY Mets charge call; her garden; her work, and just life in general.
She is the author of 31 novels of Historical Romance including THE KADIN (pronounced Kah-deen), and the beloved series "The O'Malley Saga" and "Skye's Legacy". A New York Times bestselling author, she has also appeared on other best-seller lists including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and the L.A. Times. She is the recipient of numerous awards including Best Historical Romance; Outstanding Historical Romance Series; Career Achievement for Historical Fantasy; and several Reviewers Choice awards from Romantic Times. She has a "Silver Pen" from Affair De Couer, and an Honorable Mention from The West Coast Review of Books.
Bertrice Small is a member of The Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, and PASIC. She is also a member of RWA's Long Island chapter, L.I.R.W., and is its easternmost member.