Publisher: Black Wolf Books
In early medieval days, bandits beset a caravan taking Lady Gwendolyn Hampton of England to marry Angus Dewar in Scotland. In the confusion, she escapes, while the bandits think her maid, Madeleine, is her. From one peril to another, Madeleine must keep the ruse in order to stay alive. Lady Gwendolyn's brother, Lord Richard Hampton, wants Madeleine as his consort, and tries to rescue her. Through betrayal, intrigue and murder, she becomes a woman of title, and must decide if she wants the life he offers.
Lady Gwendolyn has a healthy dose of old English phrases and historical terminology, which I really liked.
I found myself enjoying the book and the characters. It had the good vs. evil and physical descriptions matching said characters but the main ones had well thought out histories. They felt well-rounded and were rather interesting in their perceptions. There were only a few redundancies though the reasoning was often for the authors taste for irony, which once realized, were often quite funny.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A singer/songwriter and guitarist, she played with a band in the 1980s that made 3 albums. Belle proudly declares some Native American heritage. The above two facts are part of the basis of the Black Wolf series. Considering herself a native Texan, her T'on Ma and Black Wolf series are both set in that great state.
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