This is a wonderful story for any fan of the Mackenzie family. This story does not introduce a new bride to the family but has the family gathering for Hart’s birthday. Ian is the primary Mackenzie in this story along with his bride Beth. There is much more than just a glimpse into the Mackenzie’s family life. There is a break-in, a suggested cure for Ian’s madness, a kidnapping and a multi-generational feud. I absolutely loved it. The mystery part of the story had Ian and Fellows working together and yet not. Beth’s brother-in-law from her first marriage brings interesting new ideas into Ian’s life, though Beth isn’t sure they will work or that they will do Ian any good. And, everything is very much intertwined making it feel like you are looking in at the family as they live their lives. It was absolutely perfect.
This story is part of a series but all of the books do stand alone, including this one. However, if you love historical romance, start at the beginning of this series. The Mackenzie family is extremely unique and interesting. These stories are a must read and ones that you may find yourself reading more than once.
Ian and his family have arrived at Hart’s home to start getting ready for Hart’s birthday celebration. Things are going fine until in the middle of the night Ian hears something. Following the sound, he discovers thieves stealing art work! After driving them off, but not catching either of them, Ian then discovers that someone has tainted the family whiskey! What is going on and why?
The Mackenzie clan is about to gather for Hart's birthday at the sprawling family estate in Scotland. But before the festivities can start, the house is robbed, and thieves make off with an untold fortune in rare art.
Ian and Beth Mackenzie, who are alone at the castle during the robbery, must do what they can to retrieve the family treasure and find out who is targeting the family. But Ian is distracted by a family friend who claims he might have the power to "cure" Ian of his madness forever.