After the deaths of her parents and older brother, Lady Robina Gledstanes has had to be "Laird of the Manor" until her brother comes of age that is until her elder brother's best friend steps in to take over.
Sir David Orminston promised his best friend on his death bed to take care of his brother and sister. When trouble knocks on their door, he soon realizes that he wants to take care of Robina for more reasons than that promise to her brother.
Robina is not ready to submit to any man, but her feelings for David make her doubt her decision.
As I've stated before, I love reading Scott's stories because they are so full of history and this story is no exception. Scott brings to life what it was like to live on the border between Scotland and England and the perils that it brought.
David has known Robina for many years, but he is just now seeing her as a woman instead of his friend's sister. Robina must also change that way she sees David after all these years. They are both confused by their feelings and must learn how to deal with them.
Another masterpiece by Scott and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.