I liked this one because our hero, Edouard, fell in love with Lady Anne soon after he met her. After two forced marriages, he really wanted his next marriage to be a love match. He had a romantic soul and that's a sure way to get me involved with the story. So he tries to win her over, all the while not realizing that Anne has major trust issues. Oh, and that she's hiding her son's deafness from him because Anne is convinced Edouard expects perfection in everything, including children, and will send her son away if he found out. The uncle who blackmailed her into marriage and Edouard's knight were two vile characters and caused much upheaval and angst for the couple. This tale may be an oldie, but a goody for sure at 3.5 stars.
(from the back)
She was all he had ever wanted
WHen Edouard Gillet, COmte de Trouville, wed the beauteous Lady Anne of Baincroft, he though he had found his heart's desire. But was the passion he had willingly declared from the battlements shared by his newly pleged bride? Or would the unspooken secret still between them destory their newfound happiness?
Though it would break her heart, Anne prayed that Edouard would leave Scotland behind and return to the Court of France.
For the longer he stayed, the greater the risk he would discover that her son was not all he seemed- and the mighty comte was surely not a man who would accept anything less than perfection.