This sweeping historical novel returns to an age of treachery and political turmoil as a Jacobite beauty fights her attraction to the powerful Scottish nobleman who once broke her heart Taken in by the Braemoor clan as a boy, Neil Forbes fell deeply in love the moment he laid eyes on Janet Leslie. To his delight, Janet, the daughter of a Jacobite, returned his feelings, and they made a solemn pledge to one other. Then Neil discovered the terrible reason he couldn't marry his beloved . . . and could never wed at all. After Neil's betrayal, Janet vowed never again to be seduced by the fickle promise of love. She hoped that her marriage to Alasdair Campbell, a widower and father of three young girls, would give her the security she needed. Now the cruel Earl of Lochaene lies dead, and Janet is suspected of her husband's murder. Worse, Campbell's daughters-and her infant son-could be taken away from her. And the man she once adored with all her heart has just been appointed guardian of her son, the heir to Lochaene. Can she trust Neil, now the politically connected Marquis of Braemoor-or the dangerous desire that his first caress reignites in her? As they give in to passion, a powerful enemy could destroy their newfound love-and expose the secret Neil has been guarding for far too long. This second book in Patricia Potter's Scottish Trilogy is the winner of the 2001 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Scottish Historical Romance. The Heart Queen is the 2nd book in the Scottish Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.