‘A Sword for His Lady’ by Mary Wine

asftl mwSTORY: He’d defend her keep…

After proving himself on the field of battle, Ramon de Segrave is appointed to the Council of Barons by Richard the Lionheart. But instead of taking his most formidable warrior on his latest Crusade, the king assigns Ramon an even more dangerous task—woo and win the Lady of Thistle Keep.

If only she’d yield her heart…

Isabel of Camoys is a capable widow with no intention of surrendering her valuable estate. She’s fought long and hard for her independence, and if the price is loneliness, then so be it. She will not yield… even if she does find the powerful knight’s heated embrace impossible to ignore.

But when her land is threatened, Isabel reluctantly agrees to allow Ramon and his army to defend the keep—knowing that the price may very well be her heart.

REVIEW: As most of you know by now, I’m a Regency buff, but once in a while I’m happy to leave that genre and sink my teeth into the medieval world. This is book one in Courtly Love series and it is one of the best medieval stories I’ve read.

Isabel of Camoys was married at a young age and the marriage was arranged and not a happy one.

She is facing some hard times after her husband’s death as his family is bent on taking her home away from her. On top of that, the King aims to wed her to a man of his choosing.

Isabel isn’t happy about it, and marriage to a stranger isn’t what she’s looking forward to, but she either obeys the King, or marry back into the family of her husband.

I liked the heroine’s spunk and strength. She was such a joy to get to know and follow around in her own element, her own time and place.  I found her independents and intelligence for that period, fascinating!

Ramon de Segrave is one of those heroes we all dream about, a loyal knight who is surprised to find out that his King has decided to wed him rather than send him on his next crusade.

I liked the way Ramon went about convincing the woman King chose for him, that they’re a good match. But what I loved the best about this story is how perfectly the author captured the time in which this beautiful romance takes place.

If you’re a fan of medieval, make sure to read this one. It’s filled with fascinating details of a time long passed and its romance is truly swoon-worthy.

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher

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