Eleanore of Ashlin had promised her life to God--until fate intervened. With her brother's untimely death, Eleanore becomes the heiress of an estate vital to England's defenses. Now she is ordered by royal command to wed one of the king's knights rather than take her final vows. With resistant heart, but ever obedient to King Stephen's will, she complies.
Ranulf de Glandeville is all too aware that his innocent bride wants no man; yet his patience, gentle hand, and growing love for his spirited young wife soon awaken Eleanore to passions she never knew. But their love will soon be threatened by a depraved woman who will put Eleanore's life in jeopardy--and the young bride's love to its greatest test. . . .
About the Author
Beatrice Small lives with her husband, George; Deuteromony, the long-haired Maine Coon Cat; Checquers, the fat black and white cat with the pink ears; Nicky the Cockatiel; and Gilberto, the cranky Half-Moon Conure, in the English speaking community in New York State. The family heir, Tom, is now a college man. Beatrice Small is the author of The Kadin, Love Wild and Fair, Adora, Skye O'Malley, Unconquered, Beloved, All The Sweet Tomorrows, This Heart Of Mine, Enchantress Mine, Blaze Wyndham, Lost Love Found, The Spitfire, and A Love For All Time. She loves hearing from her readers. You can write to her at P.O. Box 765, Southold, NY 11971