a novel by Fiona Hood-Stewart
"Angus," she gasped in amazement. "Is it really you?" Tears burst
forth as she threw her arms around the stiff, motionless figure.
Then, leaning back and holding his hands, she realized that his
eyes were devoid of expression. "Angus." She shook him anxiously.
"Angus, it's me, Flo. Say something, please." She shook him again
gently. Then another thought occurred. Gavin. Where was Gavin?
She glanced around, as though expecting to see him among the group
of men smoking and playing cards. Then she squeezed Angus's hand
"Angus, you're all right now. You're with me." His eyes flickered
and her heart leapt. "Oh, Angus, darling, please. Please come back.
Please tell me where Gavin is," she whispered, almost to herself.
"Dead." The voice was flat.
She stared at him, the shook her head. "No. It can't be. No."
She shook her head again, her hands gripping his sleeve savagely.
"Not Gavin." She began shaking, then laughed hysterically. "People
like Gavin don't get killed. They're immortal."
"It should have been me," he whispered.
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On the battlefields of World War I, twin brothers Gavin and Angus
MacLeod are torn apart in one horrific instant that changes their
lives forever. Believing his brother dead, a shattered, tormented
Angus returns home to Scotland and takes his place as heir to the
family title and husband to his brother's fiancée.
But Gavin has survived. Believing he was betrayed by his twin,
he creates a new identity for himself in America. And as he helms
an elite china empire through decades of war and turbulance, peace
and properity, he nurses a bitter obsession for revenge.
Fate and one remarkable woman will unite the brothers' lives in
astonishing unforeseen ways. Yet the children of these men will
bear the sins of their fathers. And as the twenty-first century
dawns, the secrets that have shaped their destinies will finally
THE STOLEN YEARS
MIRA Books, December 2001