When you find a book that makes you weep, you know you have found a winning author. Deborah Macgillivray will make you feel many highs, but also many lows. Ms. Macgillivray will wring emotion not just out of her characters, but out of you too. So, hold on for an emotional ride as you take a trip back in history to Scotland 1296.
In the book In Her Bed I felt how Lady Aithinne Ogilvie felt. She was lost, she loved and she felt despair. She had so much placed on her shoulders from a young age. She had to raise three boys when her parents died and now she has to protect a whole clan from being taken over by the English. Scotland is going through many changes. The English have toppled Scotland and the Scots have to bow down to an invading army. Will Aithinne be able to protect her clan or will a warrior take her place?
Damien St. Giles, a warrior and lord of the English king has had dreams for many years. He sees a woman's face and knows that she is the woman for him. When he gets to Scotland he sees Tamlyn, he knows she is the woman from his dreams. There is one problem, she is betrothed to his cousin Julian Challon and they are much in love. Damien drowns himself in mead one night and wakes chained and drugged to a bed. Who is this woman who visits him? They have much passion between them and he thinks it's Tamlyn, but it can't be?
Lady Aithinne is the cousin of Tamlyn. They look very much alike with a few differences. Aithinne has a red tint to her hair, freckles and speaks of green in her eyes. To save her clan she must produce an heir and pretend that the babe is the heir to her recently deceast husband. Aithinne comes to love Damien, but when he calls her Tamlyn will she be able to ever forgive him?
In Her Bed has risen to the top of my favorite historical novels and I've already went and ordered a copy of A Restless Knight. I really felt for the characters in this book and can't wait to meet more of Ms. Macgillivray's characters. The only thing I wish the book had was a longer ending, as I wanted to continue being a part of the world that Deborah created. I guess I'll just have to wait for the next book :0).
Damian St. Giles has woken up before with a sore head from imbibing too much mead, but finding himself naked and shackled to a bed is an entirely new experience. As if in a dream, a flame-haired enchantress appears and offers him a brew to ease his pain. and enflame his desire. He soon realizes this Highland beauty has given him a potent aphrodisiac and she is fully prepared to take all his body has to offer.
Lady Aithinne Ogilvie knows she must treat this man as nothing more than a stud, for that is what he is to her. a means to get her with child and thus produce an heir who will save her inheritance from ruthless Scottish warriors and greedy King Edward. Yet she cannot deny the instant bond she feels for this handsome stranger-and the feeling that it will be the prisoner in her bed who will end up laying claim to her heart.