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by Margaret Moore

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1204 England

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Moore's book deals with not only the violence of medieval times but also the taboos of that era. The hero and heroine appear to be star-crossed lovers because the heroine's sister is married to the hero's brother, which by canon law means the heroine and the hero are family. The emotions are right on key and the intrigue compelling.

Gillian of D'Averette castle means to uphold a vow she and her
sisters took to never marry. But when handsome and seductive Sir Bayard arrives, bringing news of one sister's marriage and inserting himself into her daily running of the castle and defenses, she tries to ignore the attraction she feels toward the knight. But she must lean on him when treachery threatens all she holds dear.

Bayard, meanwhile, hates his reputation as a ladies' man. When he meets the hardheaded but softhearted mistress of D'Averette, he tries to convince her that his nickname, "Gypsy Lover," is false. In doing so he discovers that she's the only woman he wants for now and evermore. (HQN, Jul., 296
pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Faith V. Smith

Publisher: HQN

Published: July 2007

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