1. The Black Knave

    The Scottish Trilogy

    Patricia Potter

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    A nobleman living a dangerous double life weds a rebellious Jacobite beauty—the first in a Scottish romance trilogy by a USA Today–bestselling author.

    Some call him the devil. Few have ever seen him. He is the Black Knave. Named for the playing card he leaves behind, he risks his life to smuggle Jacobite insurgents out of Scotland right under the noses of the British. And Bethia MacDonell is determined to find him.

    She needs the legendary freedom fighter to rescue her imprisoned brother. Instead, she is forced into an arranged marriage of political expediency. Her bridegroom is Rory Forbes, an aristocrat loyal to the crown. A coward at the Battle of Culloden. A traitor to his own people.

    To the world he is a fop and wastrel who lives solely for his own pleasure. But the new Marquis of Braemoor harbors a dangerous secret he must keep hidden at all costs. Bethia is the wild card, arousing treacherous desire that could doom Rory’s mission and imperil her life. Sworn to protect her, the most wanted man in Scotland must fight his greatest battle to win the heart of the one woman he desires above all others: his wife.

    Named “Storyteller of the Year” by the Romantic Times, Patricia Potter introduces one of her most irresistible heroes, and offers “well-drawn, memorable characters [and] compelling action,” in the first book in her enthralling Scottish trilogy that continues with The Heart Queen and The Diamond King (Library Journal).

  2. Pub Date
    Open Road Integrated Media
    Romance: Historical

Editorial Reviews

  • “Well-drawn, memorable characters, compelling action, and Machiavellian political intrigue add to a story that Potter’s many fans will be waiting for.” —Library Journal

  • “Delightful, daring . . . This one’s a keeper!” —Joan Johnston, New York Times–bestselling author

  • “Patricia Potter has taken a classic plotline and added something fresh, making her story ring with authenticity, color, exciting action, her special humor and deep emotions . . . a master story teller and a star of the genre.” —Romantic Times

  • “A rousing tale of intrigue, danger, and forbidden romance that engaged my interest from first to last page.” —All About Romance

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About the author

Patricia Potter

Patricia Potter is a USA Today-bestselling author of more than fifty romantic novels. A seven-time RITA Award finalist and three-time Maggie Award winner, she was named Storyteller of the Year by Romantic Times and received the magazine's Career Achievement Award for Western Romance. Potter is a past board member and president of Romance Writers of America. Prior to becoming a fiction author, she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and the president of a public relations firm in Atlanta. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.