What an adventure. Its got a red-hot-headed minx with a secret shes protecting (her endangered kin), a studly Celt in a kilt (or plaid, I can never keep them straight) and a devious English villain- and scenes of mayhem and a sense of foreboding that kept me reading as she fights off rape, accepts the aid of a potential enemy, makes her way cautiously watching each word for fear of betraying herself, as an outcast, a traitors daughter, a witch. Oh, and did I mention the deadline to rendez-vous with a ship and make for safety...This is a fun afternoon read.
The hero and heroine are well-matched. The author creates a great sense of place, people, customs and the period, Elizabethan Ireland. Much better than the average Harlequin historical romance.