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5.0 out of 5 starsAlways enjoyable.
Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2021
This was a most enjoyable book as I always enjoy reading Elizabeth's stories. It brings me joy sometimes laughter and I always think they're fun books. Once I found her a few years back, I don't miss a book.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Shipped goods keep coming up missing so Lady Rachel Bainard's uncle betrothes her to Lord Lionel Hatchet to avoid a battle between the two houses as a result of an ongoing feud started by Rachel's father over a missing shipment. Widowed Lady Rachel and her son Drew must go to live with Lionel after the marriage takes place. She is unwilling to marry him but has no choice since her father and brothers are off fighting for the King.
I liked the consideration that Lionel gives Rachel concerning consummating their marriage, if not very realistic because they wouldn't have been legally married. I did like Rachel's cunning in the way she got around getting Lionel's daughter to do what she was supposed to when Lionel couldn't. Rachel was a very smart, sharp witted woman although her husband didn't know that. He might have been a good tactician but knew nothing about women and even less about children because his daughter Winifred, thwarted him at every turn. But, as Rachel discovered, a little emotional blackmail goes a long way. There was a lot of intrigue in the story and that was what held my interest. I won't spoil the ending but if solving a mystery and intrigue appeal to you, this is right up your alley. It does lag in a few places at the beginning but it picks up soon after. In my opinion, this is a very worthy read.
5.0 out of 5 starsShe Was A Wolf In Lambs Clothing.
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2021
A sweet romance mystery story filled with many small emotionally driven plots all wrapped up into one very intriguing story that had me captured to finish the book in one reading session. The characters were expressive, vibrant, strong minded, humorous, and felt like real people. The ending was filled with a big shock along with an extremely happy heartfelt ending you wouldn't want to miss. The authors note before the beginning and the end are not to be missed. Very educational Wonderful information about the traditions of the Medieval Easter holidays made the story so interesting I highly recommend this interesting story. I did have the opportunity to read this story early for the honest opinion I have given here.
5.0 out of 5 starsLent and Easter, will it mean happiness to the Lion and the Lamb.
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2021
The widow Lady Rachel Bainard is furious wen she finds out her Uncle has betrothed her to their enemy Lord Lionel Hatchet of Cornwall. Lady Rachel has a son who needs a father and Lord Lionel has a daughter who needs a mother. Seems like a good idea for a marriage in this age. Lady Rachel's first husband was a cruel man and she doesn't want to get married again. Since Lent was almost here and there can be no marriages preformed during Lent Rachel is doing her best not to be at her husband's manor to get married. We all know all plans do not work out. She arrives there just before midnight and the marriage was performed. In their time there was no coupling, no meat, no sweets etc. so Rachel thought she was safe. Well her husband insisted she sleep in his bed and she had to comply. After a while she grew to like the feel of his body. Her husband started to take an interest in her son and he gained confidence, which is what he needed. Rachel remembers being a rebellious teenager and she slowly makes headway with Lionel's daughter. Missing shipments are what made Rachel's family and Lionel's family enemies. They are still occurring and Lord Lionel has been making up the difference with his own stock. His own stock is dangerously low and he is determined to find out what is happening. The author, Elizabeth Rose, had created a unique love story with some mystery thrown in. Oh, don't be surprised to find a few red herrings also thrown in for good measure.
I have read the book and listened to the Audio book and enjoyed both. The narration was excellent and the story told beautifully. It tells Of a lady who had a son by her first marriage, and a gentleman who had a daughter by his first marriage and both their partners had died. The lady’s father had promised his daughter to another man as an arranged marriage. The Father and her brother’s went off to war And her Uncle became involved and arranged a marriage with the man With the daughter. They married very quickly but because it was lent could not consummate the marriage , Therefore left the marriage not legally binding.. Gradually they fell in love, but they never told each other. The priest that married them was a conman, and they were never legally married. This book has to be read or heard on Audible in Order to feel the mystery and and romance of the story. It. Is an excellent story and very enjoyable. it is a book i will read again. Thank you Elizabeth Rose for the pleasure. 🌹