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Young Faithe of Hauekleah, widowed by the conquering Normans, is horrified to learn that they’ve given her hand in marriage, and therefore her estate, to one of their own: the notorious Luke de Périgueux, a Norman soldier known as the Black Dragon for his ruthlessness against her people. She could refuse the marriage, but that would mean losing her ancestral farmstead, an even worse prospect than giving herself to some Norman devil. Although determined to keep her lord husband at a distance, Faithe finds herself losing her heart as she comes to know the man within the beast--but before long, it becomes all too apparent that the Black Dragon is hiding a dark and terrible secret.
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“A marvelous love story from the queen of medieval romance. I will buy anything she writes! Once again Patricia Ryan dazzles us with her amazing storytelling abilities. This is as good as it gets. If you only read one historical romance this year, it should be Secret Thunder!” The Literary Times
“Patricia Ryan continues to create superb medieval romances that capture the atmosphere and tenor of the time. Ms. Ryan breathes freshness into every page and enthralls readers with the power of her characters’ emotions and their intelligent handling of the complex situations. She is a wonderful writer whose talent continues to enchant readers.” Romantic Times
“Secret Thunder is a superb medieval romance that is so well written it will not remain a secret amongst the genre’s fans for very long. Patricia Ryan brings startling freshness to this historical period.” Affaire de Coeur
“Ms. Ryan has penned a totally absorbing tale with complicated situations and complex, compelling characters. The poignant relationship between Faithe and Luke is achingly beautiful, as a woman’s love redeems a tortured man. I loved everything about this book—it’s full-bodied, like vintage wine. Brava, Ms. Ryan. It’s the best book yet!!” The Old Book Barn Gazette
“Patricia Ryan is a master, blending rich historical detail and poignant emotions, making the era come alive in an honest, seamless story. Brilliant!” RomEx Review