A Promise of Love is the story of Judith Cuthbertson, a twice widowed English woman who is tricked into marriage to a reluctant laird.
It’s a desolate time in Scotland’s history, two years after the ’45, and the MacLeods of Tynan Castle have barely managed to survive after so many of their countrymen died due to war and starvation. The very last thing Alisdair MacLeod wants is an English wife. The very last thing Judith can tolerate is a husband, regardless of his nationality. They are, however, more alike than their pasts would lead them to believe.
Scotland after Culloden was a desperate place. There was hardship and privation and fear. But, even among the ruins of Tynan Castle there was the promise of hope and love.