On the bloody battlefield of Culloden, the mighty Scottish clans risked everything -- and like their kinsmen, the Maclean family was destroyed. Torn apart by betrayal, the three brothers Maclean will learn the price of vengeance... and sweet freedom in a woman's love.
THIEF OF HEARTS... To inherit the Virginia tobacco plantation where he worked as overseer, Diarmid Maclean had to take a wife immediately. In desperation, he bought a British bond slave as his bride -- a fiery Gypsy pickpocket he'd tame into a lady, then free once his inheritance was assured. Passionate and beautiful, Lucy Graves stole Diarmid's heart and made him forget his vow to keep the marriage chaste -- and temporary. But the last time he dared to love an Englishwoman, Diarmid's entire clan paid a terrible price. Now the banished Highland warrior must slay the ghosts of his past... before his beloved thief is taken from him forever.