Secret Vows

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"Mary Reed McCall never fails to deliver a romance that grabs your every emotion." ~ NYT Bestselling author Julia Quinn

"Readers count on McCall for accurate, steamy, exciting medieval romances." Romantic Times Book Reviews

A Desperate Choice...

After suffering under the iron fists of powerful men her whole life, Catherine of Somerset considers herself fortunate when fate makes her a widow and frees her two children from a cruel father's tyranny. But her relief is short-lived. ...

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Overview

"Mary Reed McCall never fails to deliver a romance that grabs your every emotion." ~ NYT Bestselling author Julia Quinn

"Readers count on McCall for accurate, steamy, exciting medieval romances." Romantic Times Book Reviews

A Desperate Choice...

After suffering under the iron fists of powerful men her whole life, Catherine of Somerset considers herself fortunate when fate makes her a widow and frees her two children from a cruel father's tyranny. But her relief is short-lived. Her even more brutal brother-in-law Eduard, a High Champion of the king, arrives to claim his estate, and Catherine is swept into a nightmare. Eduard offers Catherine a terrible choice: Either she will assume a false identity and marry the fierce warrior knight who is his chief rival, paving the way for the man's murder...or her children will die. That the handsome stranger she is bound to destroy proves honorable and good - deadly on the field, yet gentle and compassionate with her - wrenches her heart. Yet she cannot falter, or her innocent babes will pay the price.

A Forbidden Passion...

Baron Grayson de Camville bears a secret of his own - a haunted past that helped shape him into a relentless force of justice as King Henry III's most skillful High Champion. When he agrees to take a bride, Gray merely fulfills his king's command, but neither he nor Catherine is prepared for the passionate completion they find in each other's arms. Desire grows with each moment together, with each sweet touch and soul-shattering kiss, until there is no escape from the ecstasy of their union...or from the lies that threaten to tear them apart. It is a tender trap, and one that can only be broken by surrendering to love and the most dangerous action of all - relinquishing once and for all every one of their...

SECRET VOWS

Secret Vows was a Finalist for the Reviewers International Organization Dorothy Parker Award, the Francis Award for Best Medieval Romance, and the 2002 RITA Award for Best First Book.

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Editorial Reviews

Heartsrings Reviews
“A must-read for fans of the medieval subgenre.” ~ Heartstrings Reviews
Teresa Medeiros
“A dazzling debut. This lush and lyrical story captivated me from the very first page!” ~ NYT Bestselling author Teresa Medeiros
Romantic Times Books Reviews
“(McCall’s) carefully researched medieval romance is a feast brimming over with strong characters and such intense emotions that readers will feel as if they are part of the story.”
Romance Reader Reviews
“…an immensely talented author with a real gift for creative storytelling. Mary Reed McCall is going to end up on many a keeper shelf.”
Julia Quinn
“I can always count on Mary Reed McCall to deliver a book that is rich with passion, history, and adventure.” ~ NYT Bestselling author Julia Quinn
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621250333
  • Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/14/2012
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Mary Reed McCall was a finalist for Romance Writer's of America's Best First Book RITA Award and has won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Medieval Romance. She grew up in a rural area of Upstate New York as part of a large and loving family. Before becoming a writer, she first considered a career in national security, studying for a brief time at the University of Leningrad before completing undergraduate degrees in Russian and English back in the United States, followed by a Master's degree in English Literature. The sixth of seven girls in her family, Mary now makes her permanent home in New York State, with her husband and children. When she is not writing or involved with family activities, she teaches high school and college level English.
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  • Posted December 9, 2011

    WORTH READING !!

    Catherine and Gray's story was excellent .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Unappetizing slice of milquetoast

    A heroine you long to smack upside the head; a hero you want to kick down the stairs; a situation that is intended to wrench your heartstrings but instead makes you laugh in derision. Give this low-quality effort a miss and go for the original Jean Plaidy if that's what rocks your boat. Better still, try a medieval Jo Beverly or Laura Kinsale for the same plot type and the same setting, but a vastly superior effort.

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