1305 A.D. Being descended from a great though disgraced family can be a greater curse than most. As a direct descendent of Simon de Montfort, Lady Gray de Montfort Serroux has lived her life with the axe of shame hanging over her head. Because of this, her marriage matches were limited and she wed a dishonorable man who widowed her when he was murdered in a gambling game.
Left with a young daughter to support, Gray and her daughter and her mother have been living in poverty. But now her daughter is approaching marriageable age and Gray's conniving, haughty mother plots to marry the girl to the first wealthy man who offers for her hand. Meanwhile, an army of mercenaries seeks shelter at Gray's crumbling castle. Their leader, Sir Braxton de Nerra, is a knight bannerette.
Not sworn to a single liege, he travels with his mercenaries and has accumulated a good deal of wealth fighting other people's battles. Taken with the beautiful Lady Gray even as the lady's mother tries to force the granddaughter upon him, Braxton finds himself drawn into the desperate life they lead at the Castle Erith. As Braxton and Gray fall in love, Gray's mother, the evil Constance, continues to wreak havoc, now aimed at the man who so desperately loves her daughter.
Join Braxton as he fights for his new home, his new family, and is finally forced into the ultimate act of self-sacrifice to save those he loves.
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Overall moving story from beginning to end
I love to listen to all of Kathryn Le Veque's books over and over as I always realize I've missed something the first time around.
Lady Gray because she never gives up and stays strong and true throughout
When Braxton throws down his sword and armor to be with his lady wife
I have recommended this to several of my friends and hope that the author will continue to write in this era. I would also love her to write about Highlanders as Scotland and Scottish men are always an enjoyable read.
I'm a new Big Fan of Kathryn Le Veque Novels!
Love, Betrayal, Intrigue
The way it was written
This is the second book I purchased that was narrated by Brian J. Gill. I plan on purchasing more of her audio books and I will look for the ones narrated by Brian and get those first. He is very very good. In fact, I would say he is in my top three favorites of all time.
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