Scotland, 1877: in a misty Highland glen, a coach tumbles into a ravine and its passengers—sixteen-year-old Belle Mc Bean and her father—find themselves in the clutches of a mysterious creature in derelict Kinord Castle. On Belle’s insistence, the creature sets her ailing father free, but in exchange she must remain as his prisoner. Belle unexpectedly finds herself growing more and more attracted to the reclusive lord of the manor. When soldiers from the city besiege Kinord Castle, Belle has to decide whether to save his life … or run for her own.
• highly charged, highly emotional: the perfect read for all fans of historical romantic fantasy
• a densely atmospheric, intensely exciting, extremely romantic story in a fantastic setting
• “an atmospheric page-turner with blockbuster ambitions.”
- Eselsohr on Because It Must Not Be