My Lady's Temptation Author:Denise Hampton A KNIGHT'S DUTY...When dashing Josce FitzBaldwin gallops into Knabwell in search of revenge, he never expects to find... a bride! The beauty and grace of Elianne du Hommet -- the penniless daughter of the local sheriff -- entices Josce as no woman's charms have ever done ... and renders weak a warrior renowned for his strength. But... more » how can he submit to his desire when the maid he passionately craves is the daughter of the man he is sworn to destroy?...IS A LADY'S PLEASUREWith no dowry, Elianne is resigned to a life alone -- yet this compelling stranger is tempting her to dream once again. A woman of pride and sensuality, she knows the fire that burns within her sears Josce as well, hut he is chained to a secret duty. Yet Elianne is determined to break down the harriers that prevent their love, no matter the danger. Because, though her name has made them enemies, she knows in the depths of her yearning soul their hearts are meant to be one.« less
I have no doubt that the author researched this historical romance thoroghly, and it shows. It's interesting to see how the roles of women have changed throughout the years.
The heroine is totally dependent upon her father for everything, including her reputation, which is everything in medieval times. Her problem is - if she betrays her awful,abusive, murdering father, she herself is ruined; what a cunundrum. Thank goodness for heroes, saving the heroine and saving the day.
When dashing Josce FitzBaldwin gallops into Knabwell in search of revenge, he never expects to find... a bride! The beauty and grace of Elianne du Hommet-the penniless daughter of the local sheriff-entices Josce as no woman's charms have ever done...and renders weak a warrior renowned for his strength.