Constance had given him up. Gabriel, the one man who could make her smile, who could bring joy to her world, was gone. She deliberately drove him away. She gave in to her parents' wishes and agreed to marry Barnard, a much older neighbor, to solidify her family's borders.
A handfasting, two failed attempts at having children, and she never even got that ring.
Six years later, bandits are invading the realm while Barnard is too occupied with other women to lift a finger. To make matters worse, Gabriel returns home from the Crusades, his honor and strength a bitter reminder of all she has lost. Watching the single maidens vie for his affection is almost more than she can bear.
When Barnard turns violent, Constance is forced to flee for her life. Gabriel rides to the rescue - an act which brings the hangman's noose!
All author's proceeds from sales of the Sword of Glastonbury series benefit battered women's shelters.
A Sense of Duty is book four in the Sword of Glastonbury series. Each novel ends in a happily ever after, which then leads into the next book in the series. Each of these full-length romances features its own flavor, atmosphere, and main characters. Each is set in a different part of medieval England and showcases the natural beauty of its region. A Sense of Duty is set in the North Sunderland area, on the northeastern coastline.
A Sense of Duty is a poignant tale of lost love and second chances, in the style of Jane Austen's Persuasion. It is suitable for teens and older. It does not feature any strong language and the one brief scene of near-intimacy is gently described.