Revolutionary War soldier Gavin Cullane vows never to give up the fight for American freedom, but his role as colonial liaison for the British brands him a seeming traitor to his own country. When he discovers the woman he loves is part of George Washington’s secret spy chain, his only choice is to expose his own lies so she can escape. Tansy Carter risks her life to send messages to George Washington from the captured city of New York. When she is discovered, she must trust her life to the traitor Cullane in a last desperate chance.
Reid Haliburton, a skilled gunsmith, wants to control who uses his revolutionary handgun until a vicious pirate decides the gun will be his. The price of refusing is Reid’s life and those of his three young sons. Reid’s only chance to save his sons is to send them away and face the pirate’s wrath alone. Leena Cullane Adair is stunned to find three lads hiding in her cart, and, although she only met their father a week ago, he holds her heart and her dreams, and she will do whatever it takes to keep him and his sons alive.
Hugh Cullane is only delivering a simple message of betrothal to four-year-old Queen Mary of Scotland, but the queen’s guardian orders his severed head sent back to England in a jar. Katherine Payne can show no mercy to the handsome messenger, despite the way his stolen kiss unsettles her sense of duty. Trapped between the English and Scottish armies, Katherine, Mary, and Hugh are chased by men determined to murder the young queen.
During the reign of James V, and a gang, led by a man with a red stain on his face, threatens all that Robin holds dear. But Robin will not let him take his home, his family, or the woman he loves. Suannoch will always carry half of the shilling she and Robin split when they pledged their devotion. When Robin is sentenced to hang, she vows to rescue him because where they have chosen, steadfast will they be.