This is an historical romance that takes place in England, 1486. Of course, women had no choice in whom they married or anything else for that matter. The female character is willful and beautiful naturally.
Interesting romance about a woman forced by decree to marry her family's greatest enemy, after she has already robbed him of a great deal of wealth. A touching story of how love can overcome many obstacles. A strong and capable heroine as well as a strong hero, a good read.
He was her father's enemy, and now he was her husband by the king's decree. But that didn't mean Lady Isabel Atherstone planned on honoring James Markham, Earl of Bolton, with her love. She only hoped that her hasty marriage would bring her closer to the revenge she sought and finally restore her family's name. But then, the willful new bride hadn't counted on what would happen when her handsome husband took her to the marriage bed.
James Markham was thunderstruck. Though an age-old family rivalry kept his new wife at arms against him, she quivered with desire beneath his touch. Now the newly married earl wondered if his passion would be his undoing. For though the lady swore she'd never love him, her eyes told another tale -- one that made the earl vow to possess her completely.
Married by his Majesty's request. He was her father's enemy, and now he was her husband by the king's decree. But that didn't mean Lady Isabel Atherstone planned on honoring James Markham, Earl of Bolton, with her love.
A different twist to the usual stories about knights but a very good read.