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Genre: Historical Romance, Medieval, England
When Maxen Pendery's brother dies at the hands of Saxon outlaws, King William commands Maxen to leave the monastery, a refuge since the Battle of Hastings, and accept his inheritance.
Embittered by the unwanted decree, Maxen's warrior soul surges to the fore and he is hell-bent upon vengeance against the accused, a Saxon girl known as Rhiannyn.
With her former betrothed, Edwin of Harwolfson, declared an outlaw, Rhiannyn of Etcheverry became Thomas Pendery's unwilling betrothed.
No one believes her innocent of Thomas' murder, especially Maxen Pendery. He deliberately portrays himself as a bloodthirsty warrior, yet he cannot hide his heart from Rhiannyn, nor can he escape the past that threatens to devour his soul.
The arduous road to peace leads Rhiannyn and Maxen to trust and build anew from the ashes despite those who plot against them.
With a deft pen Tamara Leigh draws you into a passionate tale ablaze with vibrant characters and tumultuous emotions. SAXON BRIDE will hold you spellbound until the last page. VERY SENSUAL (Jan., 440 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed By: Lizabelle Cox
Published: January, 1996