by Hannah Howell

December 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8217-8001-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Tormand Murray has lived his life as “rutting fool”. He would tup anything that fluttered her lashes or lifted her skirts. This excessive rutting is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance. Those who were his past lovers are coming up brutally murdered. He is at a loss, until someone suggests he seek help from the “Ross witch”. The rumor was, she could touch an item that belonged to a person and see the truth of the situation. She is his only hope and possibly his last chance. When he meets her, he expects an old woman with the key to his innocence, but instead he gets a young beauty with the key to his heart.

Morainn Ross' mother was murdered by a village mob, and she was kicked out of the village for practicing witchcraft. She knows Tormand Murray is innocent, but someone is out for revenge on him and then her. While she is helping him clear his name, she is beginning to fall madly in love with him. Although she knows of his soiled reputation, she realizes she is far beneath his station and could be nothing to him but another roll in the hay. Can they both get past their sullied pasts and go forth into a happily ever after future?

Hannah Howell is a story teller beyond measure. She creates historical romances that stick in your mind so intensely, you want to revisit the stories over and over. Howell weaves in cultural facts with her own brand of engaging fiction. You will find yourself so engrossed in her creation, you will hate when the story ends. She is a historical romance novel writer of the ages, and this is another one of her masterpieces.

Reviewed in December 2008 by Lakisha.

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