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Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud, as purposeful as she was loyal. The dear Scottish friend of her childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another, private reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to...
Iain Maitland: New laird of the Maitland clan; a fierce warrior. Has been tasked with travelling to England to escort Judith back to Scotland to Frances Catherine's side.
Lady Judith Hampton: Frances Catherine's childhood friend from England who visited the Scotland borderland for six months each year. She's blond haired with blue eyes.
Frances Catherine Kirkcaldy Maitland: Judith's childhood friend. Married to Patrick Maitland and expecting his child. She has long dark auburn hair and brown eyes.
Patrick Maitland: Frances Catherine's husband. Seven years younger than Iain, his brother. He has black-brown hair, dark gray eyes and is 6' tall.
Graham: Council Elder of the Maitland clan. Leader of the Council. Former laird.
Helen: Midwife in the Maitland Clan. Mother to Andrew; her husband is dead
Winslow: Iain's Commander and Brodick's brother. Married to Isabelle
Brodick: One of Iain's soldiers and a good friend. Goes with him to England to collect Judith
Douglas MacLean: Laird Maclean's son
Gowrie: One of Iain's soldiers. Goes with him to England to collect Judith
Laird Maclean: Enemy of the Maitlands.
Aunt Millicent: Judith's aunt whom she lives with for half the year. Sister to Judith's mother.
Gelfrid: Council Elder of the Maitland clan.
Duncan: Council Elder of the Maitland clan.
Ramsey: One of Iain's commanders. A good diplomat and a very beautiful man.
Owen: Council Elder of the Maitland clan.
Andrew: Helen's son.
Father Laggan: Priest to the Maitland clan as well as many others
Uncle Herbert: Judith's uncle. He is married to Millicent. A very good man, he raised Judith like his daughter.
Vincent: Council Elder of the Maitland clan.
Uncle Tekel: Judith's uncle on her Mother's side. A drunk. His knees were crushed when he was a young man.
Maude: Midwife who taught Judith about childbirth.
Isabelle: Winslow's wife, expecting his child. Daughter of Margaret and Cameron.
Agnes Kerry: Midwife in the Maitland clan.
Lady Cornelia: Judith's mother.
Alex: One of Iain's soldiers. Goes with Iain to England to collect Judith
Cameron: Judith and Iain will stop at his house on their way to the Maitlands. Father to Isabelle
Margaret: Cameron's wife. Mother to Isabelle
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They became friends before they were old enough to understand they were supposed to hate each other.
Prologue - England, 1181
Chapters 1 - 15, Scotland 1200
Original Language: English
Publisher: Pocket Books Inc.
Publication Date: 1992
Page Count: 384
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Library of Congress: CPB Box no. 1200 vol. 21
Reading Level: Adults
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