A small clan caught


in perilous times. 

Caught between two larger rivals, and with no male heir. The invitation from Robert the Bruce may provide a way to survive. Cadell is sworn to Bruce. But his daughter needs a man. The small contingent of Knights Templar who seek refuge in Scotland may have the partner she needs. Ailene is no beauty, but has land and people to care for.
Gideon has no experience of women. He seeks a home to replace what was lost. He will marry the woman and protect her and the land.