Book Review of Uncommon Vows

Uncommon Vows
Uncommon Vows
Author: Mary Jo Putney
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Paperback
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Twelfth-century England is troubled by political unrest, and Meriel de Vere, not knowing if her family and the Earl of Shropshire are friends or enemies, conceals her identity when she is mistaken for a poacher by the hunting party of the earl, Adrian of Warfield.

Adrian is attracted to the beautiful, spirited Meriel, so he locks her into a chamber in his castle and tries to coerce her into becoming his mistress; when this fails, he proposes marriage. Meriel would rather die than marry Adrian, and hurls herself out of a window. She survives the fall, but is afflicted with amnesia.

Having forgotten her aversion to Adrian, she falls in love and marries him. Yet, Adrian knows his wedded bliss is a fragile thing that could be destroyed if Meriel's memory return...