. By Anna Markland.
I have been lucky enough to get an A.R.C. copy of this book. I promise that doesn’t colour my review.
This book links to previous stories about the Mountbryce and FitzRam families, but you could easily read it as a stand alone.
There are two couples featured here. One of the heroes is twin brother to one of the heroines, so that is only right that their stories ate told together.
Bronson FitzRam is on his way to claim an inheritance. A property that is quite close to his distant relative’s castle. His sister Suannoch (known as Swan) is on her way to a convent, but has been permitted to travel with her brother to see her relatives.
There is a very political meeting happening at the castle. That means many changes and some danger to come.
Roderick is the heir to the earldom, and his twin sister , Grace has just come home after being widowed. Grace’s marriage had been a very unhappy one. She is pleased to have left her stepson with his father’s property.
Bronson has been married and widowed twice. Losing both wives to childbirth. He has declared he will not risk marrying again.
Swan is furious over being sent to a convent just because her betrothed died. She is determined to enjoy her last days of freedom.
Roderick and Grace’s father , the Earl of Ellesmere, has a very difficult decision to make that will affect the lives of many people.
Some of the danger facing them is personal. Some is the normal work of knights in a time of political upheaval.
They also undertake a very long journey.
There was a paragraph that I highlighted, something I have never done before, but it just made me giggle. One of the heroes is badly wounded and they put a poultice on him. The list of ingredients made it sound like she was going to put him in the oven to roast.
Lots of fascinating historical facts mixed in with a beautiful story. If my history classes at school had been as interesting I might have studied more.
Keep these wonderful stories coming Anna. I love them.
Have a Wonderful Read