Takes place at the time of the Norman conquest. Heroine is an heiress who is forced by the King to choose one of three men to marry, and is in a convent at start of book. Hero is half Norman, half Saxon, not sure where his true loyalty lies.
Jo Beverly simply cannot write a bad story in my opinion, and Lord Of My Heart is no exception. This story takes place around the year 1066, the time of the invasion of England by William of Normandy.
The hero is half Norman, half Saxon and he identifies with both the conquering side and the conquered side. You can see the struggle in him as he tries to figure out which side he is on. So he disguises himself, and travels from village to village to give his saxon people any help he can. The heroine is a Norman Heiress who the hero is forced to marry. It is a marriage he does not want, because he believes the heroine is cruel and vicious to his people(Saxons) and he does not trust her. The heroine does not trust her new husband because she believes he is committing treason against the new king by planning a saxon uprising. Eventually, they learn to trust each other and realize they are in love.
Lord Of My Heart is a well written story that is original in its plot. Jo Beverly has once again created a story that is well researched and plotted out. For those who have read and liked this story, try one of Jo Beverly's other medeival romances. Dark Champion is another good one.
I could not put this book down very good
The story stirs the heart and stimulates the mind as well.
Good book...kind of reminds me of Robin Hood but with a few twists.
to save her barony from ruin, madeleine de la haute vironge must wed one of a trio of lords offered by king william. a shocking twist of fate impels the convent bred beauty into the arms of the most dangerous of the three - a magnificent, exciting stranger madeleine desires...but also fears.
From the back:
Madeleine de la Haute Vironge must wed one of a trio of lords offered by King William. A shocking twist of fate impels the convent-bred beauty into the arms of the most dangerous of the three. Torn between familial loyalties and devotion to his king, handsome Aimery de Gaillard prowls the forest as the Golden Hart, devoted to helping the common English folk.
Convent bred Madeleine de la Haute Vironge must wed one of three lords offered by King William. Fate throws her into the arms of the most dangerous of the three. Or is he? Who is this lord Aimery de Gaillard? What is his secret?