The final book in the Graces trilogy is a well-crafted, memorable romance. The intelligent plot, a knight’s honor, a woman’s love and a king’s dangerous intrigue all play a role as Blake demonstrates her ability to build sexual tension and history into the tapestry of an emotionally moving love story. Blake is a true grande dame of romance.

Lady Marguerite, the youngest of the Milton sisters, known as the Three Graces of Graydon, travels to be wed at her sovereign’s command. She prays that the curse of the Graces will save her. Then she is carried off by the Golden Knight, a champion known throughout England and the Continent. He reveals himself to be David, who 10 years ago pledged to be her chaste and true knight. David and Marguerite soon discover the king used her to lure David back to England to help him stave off a threat to the throne by dividing the enemy. Marguerite is terrified for David’s life when he agrees to Henry’s dangerous plan. The danger only makes their love more fragile and yet powerful, for their passion is what will keep them safe. (MIRA, Oct., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond