Daughter of a remote Scottish castle’s Laird, Morag Mac Donal had given up on ever marrying. Her father’s men thought her a monster, a giantess, and they sniggered about her sad and sordid past. She bore their disrespect, putting on the jolly face that everyone expected of such a plump lass, but inside she harbored dark thoughts and doubts. Would she ever be happy? Would her honor ever be restored?
When Young Viking warrior, Ormarr Ingsen fell, gravely wounded in a fierce clash with the Mac Donal clan that wiped out most of his kin, he was sure this was the end, his end. Waiting to die on the muddy battlefield he was surprised when the strong highland girl who found him did not slit his throat and hasten his demise. Instead she scooped him up and carried him to her turret room in the castle, there nursing him back to health.
As the days pass and the two strangers grow to trust and love each other, a future together begins to take shape. But will Morag’s tragic past or Ormarr’s ruthless kin ruin everything?
Also in the Vikings of Vinland Saga: The Shieldmaiden’s Revenge and “The Needle and the Strap” in Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance