Reviews - Historical

The Promise
Kathryn
Le Veque

In the year 1208, A.D., Sir Cullen de Nerra is sent to spy on Preston de Lacy believing he is behind a recent insurgence against the king. However, after the death of his nephew, de Lacy is duty bound to marry Lady Teodora “Teddy” de Rivington.

Losing a campaign to the Campbells, the seven members of the MacCoinnich clan regroup, leaving smoldering ruins behind where their stronghold once stood. They retreat to a cave where they will live and recover. Members of clan Neal come across the MacCoinnich’s and bring them to Tor Ruadh.

Lady Phoebe Worthington is a lady of many words, words she shares with anyone willing to listen, particularly her friends. Phoebe believes women should control their dowry and property, instead of giving it to their husbands. She also believes women are equal to men and more than just a source for the next heir.

Gailyn Brighton is at the docks with her maid because she received a missive from her friend, Harold Cullen, that he is in trouble and needs her to meet him there. Suddenly, they are approached by three nefarious looking men. Frightened, the women take off running. Gailyn is captured and finds herself tied up in a shipping crate, which is then stolen from her kidnappers by Beatie and Delbert.

Growing up in convent, Katelyn de Blays has few memories of her life before she was sent into exile.  Time passes, and Katelyn has little hope of happiness until her brother finds her and whisks her away to the court of their cousin, King Edward III.  At court, Katelyn believes she will have freedom until Edward betroths her to the Earl of Northumberland.  Sir Nicholas Mandeville returns home,

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