The Flame on the Moor


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Robbing a future husband is no way to start a marriage, but Deirdre MacLeod, Lady Ballanross, has no choice if she wants to help the poor clans of Skye who are being cleared from the Highlands of Scotland by landowners to make way for the sheep grazing. Furthermore, she has no wish to marry just yet. Because she is underage, her vast fortune is controlled by her uncle and guardian, Sir Robert. So Deirdre has secretly become The Flame, the notorious Scottish highwayman. With the help of her servant, Fergus, they rob the rich landowners and give the money to the poor. However, after they rob her fiance, Ian Campbell, Lord Kilbraeton, he is determined to capture the infamous Flame and bring the rogue to justice, hanging the felon. Ian, also known as The Avenger of Scotland, is determined to do this because his young sister was killed by a highwayman. Nevertheless, when Ian meets Deirdre, he is enchanted by her, and the attraction is mutual. But when Ian see Deirdre exiting the stables with Fergus in the wee hours of the morning, Ian's suspicions are aroused. Still, Deirdre is no fool, and she has no intention of being discovered and hanged. A game of wits begins between Deirdre and Ian, but she doesn't know that the Jacobites plan to kidnap her and demand a ransom of thirty thousand pounds. When Ian learns of the Jacobite plot from Sir Robert, he marries Deirdre despite his doubts and takes her to the Kilbraeton stronghold, but he refuses to consummate the marriage, for he is still doesn't trust her. Deirdre realizes that the only way to distract Ian from his quest of the Flame is to seduce him. But will Deirdre walk into her own trap and fall in love with her husband? Will Ian recognize Fergus as the traitor he once condemned to hang?

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