Southern Scottish Border, spring 1685
Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady, and she might be dressed as a novice, but she may not be intended for the Church. Hidden away behind the walls of St. Christopher’s Abby since infancy, Davina awaits for what destiny will bring. Watched over by the King’s most elite and trusted soldiers, she is the English crown’s most guarded secret. Then the quiet Abby is brutally attacked by England’s enemies searching for Davina. Hiding in the bell tower while she watches below as her loyal soldiers die defending her, and her fellow sisters are burned to death in the chapel, Davina knows it is just a matter of minutes before she joins them in their fate. Then a savage looking highland warrior atop a huge war horse crashes through the Abby doors and sweeps Davina up through the flames to safety.
Robert MacGregor is the first born son of the powerful laird of the fierce Highland clan of MacGregor. Heading with a small group of clansmen to join his father at the new English King’s court, Rob sees the Abby under attack. Owing no allegiance to the crown, Rob cannot in good consciousness turn his back on a woman in distress. A more dead then alive English captain begs Rob to search for Davina among the screaming nuns and save her at all cost. Once he sees the novice Davina, Rob knows he must protect this fiercely brave and beautiful woman. Learning the secret of Davina and who she really is, Rob still vows his protection even if it could destroy his clan.
A well written exciting historical, Paula Quinn’s Ravished by the Highlander tells the story of a very tumultuous bloody time in English history. Rob is truly a hero to fall for, he is able to single-handedly cut through a band of armed soldiers and still be gentle and caring in his love for Davina. Davina yearns for what she has never had in her life, a family who loves her. I look forward to the next in the Children of the Mist series, Seduced by a Highlander.