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A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Pick for Spring 2015
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.
Here’s what you can expect from Mary Wine:
“Major sizzle factor.” —Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author
“A fast-paced tale.” —RT Book Reviews
“Exceptionally well researched and extremely authentic.” —Night Owl Reviews<
Widow and warrior face off in a battle of wills in this feisty launch of Wine's Courtly Love series. Clever, competent Isabel of Camoys has been hardworking and enterprising since her husband's death, resulting in a thriving estate that supports her well-fed populace. But her home of Thistle Keep is vulnerable; the estate is situated near the unstable Welsh border in 1189 England, and the men have left for the Crusades. King Richard the Lionheart dispatches his dutiful baron Ramon de Segrave, a seasoned soldier, to defend the area, preferably by wedding Isabel; she resists, fearing she will lose her independence to the headstrong Ramon. Meanwhile, Isabel's evil former brother-in-law, Jacques Raeburn, plots to reclaim his brother's land by forcibly marrying Isabel. Wine's signature flirtatious banter fans the flames between the combative Isabel and Ramon, heightening their passion for each other. Kidnapping, poisoning, and a wicked courtesan all play parts in this spirited historical, helmed by a delightfully capable heroine.