SHE HAD KILLED A MAN. OR SO IT WAS SAID…
Convent-bound Lady Beatrix Wulfrith is determined to aid her sister in escaping marriage to their family’s enemy. Unaware of the sacrifice that awaits her, she leads their pursuers astray only to meet with an accident that forever alters her destiny and takes the life of a young knight whose brother vows he will not rest until the lady is brought to justice.
Lord Michael D’Arci is a warrior and a womanizer whose foul mouth and impatience bode ill for all who trespass against him. Falsely accused of ravishment years earlier, he refuses to believe Lady Beatrix’s accusations against his deceased brother. However, when he finds himself at the mercy of that same woman who clings to her convictions and faith even when it threatens to prove her undoing, his quest for justice wavers.
Ms. Leigh’s new novel thrusts you right back into medieval times and amongst the Wulfriths once again. I was really excited to see that this novel was about Garr’s sister and I found the premise of the novel to be intriguing. Beatrix, I thought, was a great heroine and unique in many ways. And I think the reader will totally get where Michael is coming from. When they were together, I enjoyed their often spirited exchanges (though I did feel like they talked in circles around each other at moments). Spiritually, Beatrix’s faith in God was one of the things I loved the most about this novel (though there is a moment in the book that seems at odds with her belief) and Michael has to learn to humble himself before the Lord. Also, I think the book does a good job of showing how bitterness and hatred can tear a person apart from the inside out. Good Book and I am looking forward to the third one!