I thought this book was going to be my favorite of the three MacLauchlans books, but the end kind of ruined it for me. what is the deal with men calling women whores? It would have been bad enough if she hadn't had the past she does - offering her body to men for food, firewood and survivial but he knew about all of that and he called her one anyway! I know it was to make her mean less than she really did so his enemy wouldn't use her against him. I hate to say it, but I wish that plan had backfired, he pissed me off so much!