Historical romances are not my normal read, but I was desperate for reading material and found this discarded book of my daughter's and was surprised that it was a pretty good read. Has more twists and plot than is typical of this genre.
Recently widowed but not bereaved, Catherine Stanley is returning to Rosmar where she hopes she can raise her daughter in peace but as they approach the castle she sees an unfamiliar pennant flying. She discovers that the king has awarded Rosmar and guardianship of her beloved Nell to Andrew Mandeville who hates all Stanleys with a passion. The king has also made a requirement that Catherine wed Andrew. As the two enemies become lovers political intrigue at court endangers not only their love but Andrew's life as well. Set fourteen years after the end of the War of the Roses that has shaped the characters and impacted their lives the day to day lives, customs, and dress of England in 1499 are vividly portrayed.