A RUGGED HIGHLAND HERO MEETS HIS MATCHOne Strong WomanWhen cynical American jewelry expert Maggie Kincade arrives at Draycott Abbey, she is shocked to find that the abbey’s weathered stone walls feel familiar. Somehow the hauntingly beautiful English manor soothes her troubled soul until the moment that her peace is shattered by the arrival of the tall Scotsman sent to protect her. From the start, Maggie bristles under Jared’s scrutiny, stunned that the slightest brush of his hand stirs odd dreams and strange memories of a troubled Scottish past….Rugged Scotsman Jared MacNeil accepts his mission to the hauntingly beautiful abbey under protest, determined that this will be his last assignment. An unbreakable curse haunts all MacNeil men, and Jared has seen the cold details of his own death. Yet Jared is enchanted by the stubborn artist assigned to his care, and beneath Maggie’s bravado he senses a woman desperately in need of help. Despite his vow of duty, Maggie haunts him, and their very first kiss flashes out of control, stirring dangerous emotions… that almost feel like memories.When an old enemy stalks Maggie to the high hills of Scotland, Jared must call in strong ghostly protectors. Now he will move heaven and earth to keep Maggie safe, even if the curse of his Highland visions warns that he will be too late.Originally published by Avon Books under the title THE PERFECT GIFT.
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Christina Skye loves the power of the written word. The New York Times bestselling author of 36 novels, 7 novellas and four non-fiction books still writes longhand. Usually when her characters refuse to behave.She came to writing late. Once she realized that she could not become the heir to a small European mountain kingdom, writing seemed like the next best thing. She is a pushover for Harris tweed, Scottish cashmere, handspun merino yarn, Shanghai street dumplings, French macarons and dark chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.After receiving her doctorate in classical Chinese literature, she traveled for five crazy years, working as a writer, translator and consultant to travel magazines, national tourist agencies, importers, apparel companies and museums, including the National Geographic Society, the Asia Society and the American Museum of Natural History, spending most of that time in Asia. Her mileage points were awesome. Then the travel got old.In 1990 she sold her first novel in six days. Since then she has written five different series for six different publishers. She has appeared on ABC Worldwide News, Travel News Network, the Arthur Frommer Show, Geraldo, Voice of America, Looking East, and Good Morning, Arizona.In 2013 her contemporary romance, The Accidental Bride, was chosen as one of the ten best romance novels of the year by prestigious Booklist Magazine. In 2015 the book was chosen one of the 100 best books of the decade by the same premier review magazine. She is beyond thrilled by both honors.”Rich with realistically complex characters and subtle wit, the latest addition to Skye’s Summer Island series is as warm and comforting as a well-knit afghan. Skye perfectly captures the feel and appeal of small-town life, and this sweetly satisfying romance is an excellent read-alikes suggestion for fans of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series or Robyn Carr’s Virgin River books.” ~John Charles, BooklistThe book also received a reviewer’s choice award from Romantic Times Magazine.She is currently at work on a New Adult paranormal series and three new books in her Brides Club contemporary series, a spin off of her emotionally gripping Summer Island titles. In 2016 she will have five books published in the new Brides Club series, set on the ruggedly beautiful Oregon coast. Christina loves to sew, knit lace on big needles, drink tea and uncover odd historical tidbits that she can weave into her storylines.Visit her online at christinaskye.com for a glimpse into new books, strange research tidbits, great recipes and some of her all-time favorite knitting (and sewing!) patterns. Sign up for early notice of contests, discounts and book events at http://www.christinaskye.com/member_page1.php