Coming from the Highlands to Edinburgh in search of a husband, Alison Lamont finds herself in all sorts of trouble.
Scotland, 1811. Thrown out of a fashionable ball for a stolen kiss, Alison flees from a riot in the notorious Old Town and ends up staying the night with Willie Kemp, an eccentric boatbuilder.
While she falls deeply in love with Mr. Kemp, her aunt wishes her to marry the obnoxious but rich John Forres. Alison takes drastic measures to solve her dilemma, including a long trip through the snow-covered Pentland Hills.
But who left the mysterious footprints outside her cottage... and what secrets is Mr. Kemp hiding?
Praise from readers:
★★★★★ - "I would highly suggest this book to anyone looking for a sweet love story set in historical times."
★★★★★ - "A beautifully written romance with historical information tossed in for good measure. I was swept away immediately."
★★★★★ - "By far the loveliest book I have read in a long time... The characters were real and the story line was engrossing."
★★★★★ - "Hopefully, Swift will carry on with the lives of her characters and we can enjoy the way she paints this era of Scottish history."
★★★★★ - "Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read it in two sittings. I was unfamiliar with this time period in Scotland, so I enjoyed the education on the times."
★★★★★ - "In the style of good-old fashioned romance, Helen Susan Swift alludes to her characters' desires, but avoids explicit sex scenes that can turn romance into erotica.Thank you so much for a good, clean story."
★★★★★ - "Swift does a beautiful job at capturing this adventure a young girl makes all in the name of true love."
★★★★★ - "The story is full of unexpected twists and turns. The main characters are sweet yet complex. It was not predictable at all and kept me surprised up until the end."
★★★★★ - "I had never heard of handfasting The story is well told, with a happy ending."
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