Intrigue and romance in Tudor Scotland. After overhearing a plot to kill Mary Queen of Scots, Gabrielle Gordon (Abby) is sent from Paris to the Laird of Glenorchy’s home at Kilchurn Castle for safety. Disguised as a boy, she becomes a lute player with household musicians. There she encounters the attractive Iain MacGregor, a pawn in the struggle for power in Scotland’s turbulent politics. But is Iain really a hostage to fortune or is he playing his own dangerous game? As Abby’s feelings intensify for this Glenorchy hostage she is caught in the web of intrigue that permeates the household and is drawn deeper and deeper into danger.
With spice, wit and action packed plotting, Kristin Gleeson’s Highland Ballad series is as compelling as Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels.