Friday, August 28, 2015

Eleanor and the Iron King

Eleanor and the Iron King
By Julie Daines

Eleanor de Lacy is forced into an arranged marriage with her father’s greatest enemy, Brac Goch, the Welsh king. All Eleanor knows of Brac is that he is a ruthless, war hungry man.

Eleanor arrives at the Welsh castle of Bryn Du already expecting the worst. When the ghost of Brac Goch’s first wife appears and warns her that the Welsh king is not to be trusted, all of Eleanor’s fears are confirmed.

As the countdown to her wedding day approaches, Eleanor must figure out who is lying, who is telling the truth, who is loyal, and who is the traitor--and most of all, if she can love an enemy king.

Received a copy from NetGalley in return for a review.

This book was like chocolate, I had to read it all till it was done.  This story had me wrapped up in it by the second page.  The mystery of who was haunting the castle was nerve racking and had me on the edge of my seat wondering if it was real or some one plotting against Eleanor.  I for once didn't figure it out till the reveal!  Brac was a great character and gorgeous once a male lead that actually tried to charm in a good way and not turn into instant jerk.  Eleanor was a tad bullheaded, but she pulled it out well.  Great story and the pace of the plot was perfect.  The author really showed what it was like for a woman of the time, helpless and totally at the mercy of the male in her life.  I am so glad I didn't live back then.  Eleanor made the best of it though!  It was a great read and well worth the time to read it!

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