RIVALS FOR THE CROWN
Sequel to On A Highland Shore
Two childhood friends are caught in a web of intrigue, conspiracies and love as a valiant nation's freedom hangs in the balance.
1290: Turmoil erupts when Scotland's child queen perishes en route to claim the crown. Two bitter foes - John Balliol and Robert Bruce - emerge at possible successor, but England's Edward I has his own designs on Scotland.
In London, Edward has expelled all Jews from his kingdom. Rachel de Anjou is heartbroken to leave behind her best friend, Isabel de Burke, and travel with her family to the Scottish border town of Berwick. Danger is everywhere, but the tall, dark Highlander Kieran MacDonald presents a risk of a different sort.
Isabel, appointed as lady-in-waiting to Edward's queen, attracts the notice of two men - Henry de Boyer, an English knight, and Highland outlaw Rory MacGannon. As the enmity between Scotland and England reaches its violent peak, each woman must decide where her loyalty - and her destiny - lies.
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