I've always enjoyed Catherine Palmer's books. Every one always seems to hold my interest. This one was good, but not quite as engaging. I had a hard time at the beginning keeping all the characters straight, but I think part of that was due to the time period (12th century).
Bronwen is the son of Edgard the Briton. He arranges for Bronwen to marry a Viking to try to join their lands. Edgard does not know that Olaf, Bronwen's soon-to-be husband, has plans of his own to overtake Edgard's holdings. However, upon marrying Bronwen and returning to his home, Olaf immediately has to leave to wage war. He is chased back to his home, Warbreck, by the Normans, and Jacques le Brun, a Norman, seizes Warbreck for himself. Olaf dies in this battle, and suddenly, Bronwen is left with no home. What she doesn't realize is that Jacques le Brun fell in love with her from the first moment he saw her when her father announced her marriage to Olaf. Will she return his love?
Probably the only other thing that I didn't like about this book was that the Christian message seemed very watered down. I've noticed that in other Love Inspired books, but I was hoping that this one would be different because of what I've read in the past by Catherine Palmer. I'm looking forward to her next book Thread of Deceit which I believe is also a Love Inspired book, but part of their suspense line.
I am just getting started reading the Love Inspired Historicals. I am really enjoyed the first story in the series. I love English history and this book takes you into the time of the Normans and the power struggle of King Stephen and Henry Plantagenet.