Lady Murine Carmichael has been trying to contact her friends via mail. Fearing her letters may be getting confiscated by her brother, Montrose, she decides to try to sneak the correspondence out via some Scottish visitors to the castle. Dougall Buchanan knows Montrose Danvries may not have the money to buy the horses he asked to see, but Dougall goes, anyway, with three of his brothers in tow. Not only does Montrose not have the money for the horses he covets, but he shocks the Buchanans by offering Dougall “time” with his sister, Murine, in exchange for the animals. Appalled, Dougall refuses, and he and his brothers leave the castle immediately.
Having overheard Montrose’s offer to Dougall, and the his follow-up plan to offer her up to a neighbor in order to get the money needed, Murine decides to flee. On the road, the escaping Murine meets up with the Buchanans, at which time they all discover a shared history and devise a strategy to get Murine out of her brother’s clutches.
As one expects with Lynsay Sands, a significant thread of humor runs throughout Falling for the Highlander, proving especially appealing in regard to Dougall’s delightful brothers. When the men learn Murine’s full name, their enthusiasm and joy becomes evident.