I have an admission to make. I have a slight addiction to medieval romances. How this came about, I don’t know but there it is.
What if William the Conqueror had appointed four Marcher Lords to control the Welsh border with England instead of three? What if the fourth was a man of honour and diplomacy, as well as a great warrior, a man who abhorred the cruelty and brutality that became the hallmark of the Conqueror’s reign? The marriage arranged for a hero of the Battle of Hastings, a man who prizes obedience in a wife, brings to his bed a willful, independent refugee with a huge dowry and an indomitable spirit to match. Can Ram de Montbryce and Mabelle de Valtesse find love as they lay the foundation of a powerful dynasty amid the turbulence and uncertainty of the Norman Conquest?
Mabelle, who spent six years moving around with her father from castle to castle after being banished from her home and Ram, the a future baron and earl, had an arranged marriage. Neither was especially keen on it but as was common, they made it work.
The author did research and I liked the history of the time of William the Conqueror that is explored in this book. As much as I can emphasize with people from 1,000 years ago, I liked the characters and I felt the problems the characters face seem realistic. The romance between the two felt right.
This was a good inexpensive Kindle download. I have already downloaded the next book in the series.
I love history and romance and this one fit the bill.