Loved this book! All the children are stolen from Serine's Keep including her own son the heir. But the one person that is left behind as the only clue as to where they took is deathly injured. She nurses him back to health. Only to find when she gets to his village that she can not take her son as planned.
LadySerine vowed to nurse her prisoner back to health because only he could help her find the children snatched from the arms of the mothers of Sheffield. But the avenging angel hadn't counted on nursing her own traitorous heart. For Rory McLir whose desperate deed should have fired her hate, had instead ignited her eternal love ...
Driven by a curse upon his people, Rory McLir sailed forth from Ireland's mists and found himself drowning in the beauty of Serine, a vertiable sea nymph who held the secret of new life for his land. He was her prisoner from that first stolen kiss, but would the tide turn when they set sail ?
Typical Celt vs. English story. Low sensuality.
Lady Serine vowed to nourish her prisoner back to health because only he could help her snatched from the mothers of Sheffield.
For Love of Rory is predictable, as most Harlequin historicals are, but it does have some good points. It would probably appeal the most to those who enjoy romances set in England and Ireland during the time of the Crusades. There is a difference of cultures between the heroine, Lady Serine, who is a Christian, and the hero, Rory, who is a pagan Celt. However, these differences are hardly brought up between the characters themselves, which seems a little strange. One good point is the heroism of Lady Serine, who bravely sets out to rescue the children of her estate that have been kidnapped by the Celts (led by guess who--Rory). The storyline behind the kidnapping is sort of interesting. It seems that the Celtic women have been barren for years, so they decide to raise the English children as their own to carry on their legacy. Although the book starts out interestingly with the kidnapping of the children and the attempts of rescue, it doesn't take long to start to lose steam. Another fault I found is that there is no real chemistry between the characters, and the romance seems rushed. If you are a die-hard medieval romance or harlequin historical fan, you will probably enjoy this book. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother picking it up.
Historical romance set in Ireland