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Dance in Heather
     

Dance in Heather

by Julie Beard, Heather Beard
 

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Lady Tess Farnsworth bitterly accepted the royal decree to wed the man whom she detested above all. The gloriously handsome Earl of Easterby had failed her in a desperate time of need, and her only solace in wedding him was the promise of vengeance. First, Tess plotted to seduce the Earl. Too late, she realized that the man she sought to seduce was himself a master of

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Lady Tess Farnsworth bitterly accepted the royal decree to wed the man whom she detested above all. The gloriously handsome Earl of Easterby had failed her in a desperate time of need, and her only solace in wedding him was the promise of vengeance. First, Tess plotted to seduce the Earl. Too late, she realized that the man she sought to seduce was himself a master of seduction.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The forceful repression of the Lollards in the 15th century makes an unlikely backdrop for this ultimately rather gentle medieval romance. After her father is burned at the stake by order of Henry V, Lady Tess Farnsworth is betrothed to the Earl of Easterby, the King's Man who refused to save her father's life. Bent on revenge, the nave and inexperienced Tess plots to seduce the handsome rogue and kill him. Too late, Tess learns that the earl is a master at this game and has a few seductive plans of his own. Stronger subplots and characters might have added dimension and suspense to the story, but for the reader who enjoys lots of togetherness and lively sex scenes, Beard's (Lady and the Wolf) endearing protagonists will suffice. (June)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Lady Tess Farnsworth finds herself forced by royal decree to marry Richard Avery, Earl of Esterby, despite loathing the very ground the handsome man walks on. She cannot forgive Richard for ignoring her appeals for help at the time her father was burned as a Lollard heretic. Given their past relationship and the economics of this betrothal, their path to love is fraught with conflict. Despite his outgoing manner, Richard is tormented by political betrayals, which do not always elicit our sympathy, while Tess has a deep-seated fear of sex and childbirth because her mother died having her. Beard (Lady and the Wolf, Diamond, 1994) offers a nice interweaving of medieval British history, pageantry, and love.-MKC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425164242
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.08(d)

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