How to Train Your Knight
By Stella Marie Alden
Year of our Lord, 1276.
In the hours just before dawn, blasphemous curses echo throughout the stone manor. A knife clatters to the floor and a feisty young widow is bound, blindfolded, and led to the marriage alter. The king couldn’t possibly have sanctioned this farce of a marriage, could he? After all, she alone transformed a few mud huts and starving serfs into a flourishing town, never once hesitating to pay generous taxes to his royal kingdom. Abandon her beloved people to be ruled by her new husband, an ignorant Templar knight? Never! the Lady Ann vows.
A murderous witch for a wife? The Beast of Thornhill finds himself in the middle of either a cruel jest or an evil conspiracy. After returning from the Holy wars, he accepts bestowment of a small parcel of land in return for saving King Edward’s life. But the reward comes with a warning regarding the estate’s mistress. Despite his insatiable attraction to the black-haired beauty, he allows her time to warm to him while observing her strange, forward-thinking ways. But when all is on the line, will he stand by her through the inquisition or will they both hang for her secrets?
One of the romance stories I have read in a long time!
Received a copy from reading alley for an honest review.
This was a wonderful story! I could not put it down till it was completed! The characters were marvelous and their chemistry was strong and had you wanting them together on every page. It had great historical references and there was also a great deal of hotness! The plot was interesting and never dragged. It was interesting to see both the hero and the heroine grow in both character and love. This book had it all! I can't say enough good about it! I want to read more from this author!