Betrayal leads to second chances in Navarre’s well-played novel. Plot twists, authentic settings and court intrigue all enhance this impressive tale. The relationships are fully developed and emotionally charged in this book rife with deceit and deception.

Katrin is niece to Ethelred, king of an England besieged on many fronts. She is mistress of a keep left to her after her husband of two years died of the pestilence. Eomond, a captain for the king, arrives and informs her she must once more marry by order of the king. As the journey to Court nears, Eomond and Katrin develop an attraction, although they know it can lead nowhere. Their relationship is consummated in a passionate encounter that leads to disaster. When the king has his way and sends Katrin to her betrothed, and bequeaths a title and territory to Eomond, betrayal effectively separates the couple as well as distance. What will their future bring? (CARINAPRESS.COM, dl $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Brown