“Laird of Ballanclaire” by Jackie Ivie was a really good book. The novel begins in colonial America where Kam Ballan is found injured by Constant Ridgely, the daughter of a backwoods patriot. She nurses him back to health, but he is again captured and almost hanged for being a turncoat. Constant marries him to try to save him. Kam is not who he portrays, but is a Scottish duke betrothed to a Spanish princess.
Kameron Ballan, heir to the Laird of Ballanclaire, is being forced to wed the princess as the betrothal was made when the two were just children. Where does that leave Constant? The story becomes more involved as it goes on and one wonders if the two will ever be together again.
I thought the book was a little hard to read because of all the machinations of the Duke’s minions trying to make sure that Kam honors the old promise to wed the princess. Things take a twist though. The plot thickens and really gets more interesting as it goes along. I enjoyed this book very much.
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