Kingdom of Shadows by Barbara Erskine

By Barbara Erskine

In a childless and unsatisfied marriage, Clare Royland is wealthy and gorgeous - yet lonely. And fueling her emotions of isolation is an odd, starting to be fascination with an ancestress from the far-off prior. afflicted through haunting inexplicable desires that terrify - but in addition powerfully compel - her, Clare is pressured to appear again throughout the centuries for solutions.

In 1306, Scotland is at battle. Isobel, Countess of Buchan, faces worry and the possibility of premature demise because the combating surrounds her. yet passionate and headstrong, her trials strengthen while she is persecuted for her half in crowning Robert the Bruce, her lover.

Duncairn, Isobel's domestic and Clare's cherished historical past, turns into a battleground for passions that span the centuries. As husband Paul's recklessness threatens their defense, Clare needs to struggle to avoid wasting Duncairn, and to save lots of herself from the powers of Isobel...

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