(Guardians of the Targe Series, bk #2)
by Laurin Wittig
Blurb:Although the English king tried to wrest it away, the Highland Targe—ancient relic and protector of Scottish lands—still lies safely in the hands of clan MacAlpin. But for how long?
Jeanette MacAlpin trained her entire life to become the next Guardian of the Targe, but that duty has now fallen to her cousin Rowan—a duty Rowan can’t seem to master. Fearful for her clan’s future, Jeanette seeks the solace of a sacred wellspring, and there encounters tawny-skinned Highland warrior Malcolm MacKenzie.
Wounded in battle, Malcolm is desperate to regain the use of his sword arm and strikes a deal with Jeanette. In return for her skills as a healer, Malcolm will advise the MacAlpins in their resistance against the English. And when he can once again swing a blade, he’ll return to the ranks of the Scottish army to fulfill his duty as a soldier.
But as passion grows between the golden warrior and the fair-haired healer, duty collides with love. Will they follow their hearts, or will clan loyalties keep them forever apart?
June 24, 2014
About the Author
Early exposure to many cultures led Laurin to study anthropology at Brown University. Her curiosity led her to a long career in the computer industry, first as a trainer, then as a consultant, and finally as a technical writer. When she dropped out of the paid workforce to stay home with her two children, she used those precious napping hours to write her first book which went on to become a two time finalist in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest.
Laurin's first published book, The Devil of Kilmartin, won the National Readers' Choice Award for short historical romance, and was a finalist for best first book in that contest and in the Holt Medallion. All of her books have appeared on the Amazon Top 100 Historical Romance, and Top 100 Historical Fiction lists, rising as high as #5.
On February 14th, 2012, two of her books, Charming the Shrew & Daring the Highlander (The Legacy of MacLeod series) will be relaunched by Amazon's Montlake Romance.
Today, Laurin lives in southeastern Virginia with her two nearly grown children, her husband (who refuses, under any circumstances, to ever wear a kilt), and their rescue Eskie.
You can find Laurin at