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Posted September 19, 2012
I can't believe I can only award this story five stars. Miriam Newman is one of the very few (as in two) authors who can make me cry. This book is one of the best I've ever read. Ms. Newman's author voice reminds me of epic poetry. She has woven a tale as richly detailed as the Bayeaux Tapestry behind the embracing couple on her cover. It's a tapestry of glorious color and texture in a tale of love set after the Battle of Senlac Hill (or Hastings, as it's more commonly known.)
Rowena, a young Saxon maiden, nurses a Norman knight back to health. She is shocked to receive his offer of marriage which she dares not refuse. But how can a Saxon love a Norman? Trust me--she can. The rest of this beautiful story is one you should read. Get it. You won't be sorry you did.There's nothing more to be said. It is my highest praise.