Lucia's father is slain before her eyes. Her keep is overrun by wolves' heads. Desperate to protect what remains of her homelands, she flees to a neighboring keep to plead for support. She nearly reaches safety when a vicious ambush leaves her near death.
Stephen, foster son of Lord Edmund, shepherds the valiant swordswoman through her hallucinations and fevers. As she heals, he finds himself drawn to her strength, her honor, and her courage. But he knows without a doubt that she cannot be his.
When Ian, the nobleman's son and heir, decides that Lucia is the perfect target for his lecherous desires, Stephen finds himself caught in the most primal of battles - one which pits brother against brother and father against son.
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Believing Your Eyes is book three 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. Believing Your Eyes is set in Northumberland, in northern England.
Believing Your Eyes is a powerful tale of overcoming pain, healing from the past, and learning to trust again. It is suitable for teens and older. It does not feature any strong language and the two brief scenes of intimacy are gently described. Please be aware that this book tackles the delicate topic of rape. Those who have experienced this traumatic situation should be aware that the plot compassionately explores this issue; some may find that material triggering of strong emotions.
If you enjoy my series but have any concerns about reading this book, let me know. I will send you the final chapter so you can read the happily-ever-after and the introduction of Constance. That way you can move forward to Book 4 with all the information you need.