An Oath Taken

An Oath Taken

by Diana Cosby
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An Oath Taken 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I love the passion and romanticism. Makes me smile and think of my own wonderful husband.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very entertaining book. Excellent. I will definitely read the next one's in the trilogy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written story of an English knight and Scot lady falling in love through adversity. She is determined to save her family and people of their castle even if she has to pretend to be a lad to do so. Little did she know the knight would have pity on her and make her his squire. Even dressed as a lad, there was an attraction. It was maddening...that is until he discovered the truth. Lots of twists and turns and sexual tension. 218 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I already bought the next book that comes out in June! Keep them coming.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down loved the story
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MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
A brilliantly written Scottish Romance. Fast paced and filled with passion, suspense, betrayal and romance. This is a new series and it promises to be an amazing series! The characters will capture your heart. It is well written with intrigue, passion and weaves an awesome romance. I loved the hero/heroine and the secondary characters help to carry the story. Ms. Cosby is a talented Scottish romance storyteller, whose stories hold the reader in awe. A wickedly delicious Scottish Romance! Well done, Ms. Cosby! Can't wait for the next installment of this series. * Received for an honest review from the publisher though Net Galley * Rating : 4.5 Heat rating : Hot Reviewed by : AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
This is a serious romance and history story. There is a lot of information in this book and has some, OK a lot, of violence. It is so hard to fatham men fighting and killing each other. Sir Nicholas is sent to rebuild Ravenmoor Castle from neglect of previous owner. He has been there for 2 weeks when he is told of prisoners sick and dead in the dungeon. Nicholas is livid. He meets Elizabet, dressed as a boy, as she tries to rob him. He can't see into the tree and tells her to be at the Castle to be his squire. That is her in to free the prisoners. There are plenty of spoilers all over this book. I couldn't put it down, yet I had to walk away and reset before I read again. I liked this book a lot, learned a lot of history and I hope you like it too!
gaele More than 1 year ago
I can’t help myself: historic romance is my downfall and weakness.  In this lovely story, Diana Cosby brings us a knight, Sir Nicholas Beringar, an Englishman sent to become the new Castellan at Ravenmoor along the Scottish border.  Anyone remotely familiar with English / Scottish history will know that this is a wonderful setting for drama as the “Sassenach” is placed in a location where not all the locals will be friendly.  Elizabet Armstrong has resorted to desperate measures to free her brother and father from the dungeons at Ravenmoor.  Disguising herself as a boy, this lady is taking innumerable risks to person and reputation to help her family, and unfortunately for her, she is a terrible thief.  To his credit, Beringar doesn’t wish to retaliate, instead hiring the youngster as a squire.  While this trope is familiar, Cosby twists and refreshes it, adding her stamp and originality to this plotting device, and giving the characters quite a solid sense of confusion regarding their own feelings for one another until Elizabet’s secrets are revealed. And what a series of twists and history she brought to each character:  Elizabet’s mother died when she was young, and she has tried to gain her father’s love at every turn.  Her plan to free them from the dungeon is what she decides will cement her position and gain the love from her father she so desperately wants.  Nicholas is far from a ‘difficult’ master, preferring to treat his new squire Thomas with kindness as he notices the boy’s hesitancy about men, but plain speaking when questioned about the village’s emotions, feelings and situations as we consider the strife of the time: 1291 England under Charles I (Longshanks) the Plantagenet King who rested allegiance from Scotland, and was rather a bit of a bully in the Scot’s eyes.  But Nicholas is not just protective of the young lad, he is finding himself inexorably drawn to him, in ways that don’t sit comfortably.  For her part, Elizabet / Thomas is also experiencing feelings and thoughts about Nicholas that confuse her: she shouldn’t like him, he is the enemy, but his undoubted kindness and fairness shown her, along with her minor machinations to free her people from the dungeons have her on edge.  And then, as always must happen – her disguise is discovered and her choices are few: leave in failure or trust in the man who has been the epitome of fair, with eyes that mesmerize her.  These two are beautifully drawn and developed, with stories that feel honest and open, and their attraction is palpable. From laugh-out-loud moments to giant sighs, this story carries all of the emotion that you could hope for, with just enough tension stemming from the politics of the age and Elizabet’s rather tenuous position that the pages fly by, and you are left with a smile on your face.  These two are a lovely couple and the story is so full and rich with description and emotion, with just enough sensuality to please every reader.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 1 in the Oath Trilogy series. Sir Nicholas Beringar, the new castellan of Ravenmoor Castle, is trying to gain the trust of the locals. It doesn't help that one of the locals has started stealing from the Englishman in his employ. When he catches the young man, he makes him his squire instead of punishing him. What Nicholas doesn't know, is that his new squire is really Lady Elizabet Armstrong. She needed a way into Ravenmoor to see if her people were ok. Her brother and father were put into the dungeon by the previous castellan. What will Nicholas do when he finds out that his squire is not who he thinks he is? This is my first book by Cosby but it definitely won't be my last. I sat down and read the book in one sitting as I didn't want to put it down. I love that Elizabet was willing to do anything to help her people, even if that meant going into the place where her family was being held captive. She didn't want to like Nicholas because of all the awful things that his predecessor did, but he showed Elizabet that he was a much better man through his actions with the prisoners and his interactions with her (whom he thought was an orphan that had been wrongly used by others). I can't wait for the next book in the series which stars Elizabet's brother Giric, the Earl of Terrick. Thanks go out to Kensington Books via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
RhondaRFK More than 1 year ago
Grabs from the first page, takes you on a Scottish adventure, and doesn't let go! Diana Cosby is one of my all time favorite authors. Her amazing talent pulls the reader into the story and makes them part of it. The reader forgets any surroundings and escapes into an amazing story. I will read anything with her name on it and she never disappoints the reader! So glad this is the first of a new series and will anxiously await the rest. The hero, the new castellan, has the responsibility rebuilding the Scottish Castle, Ravenmoor, as well as trying to earn the trust of everyone, even those who are against and try to rob him. It turns out that the thieving lad is actually a lady! A Lady who is simply trying to free her brother from the dungeon! The lady is made an offer she can not refuse. Once I started reading I could not put the book down and read way into the night to finish! I highly recommend this author to anyone who has not read her as of yet. Trust me, once you read her you will want everything on her back list and will watch for any future release and add each and every one to your keeper shelf to be reread! You will not be disappointed!
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
A delightful historical romance, An Oath Taken was a wonderful read. With a vivacious heroine and a thoroughly honorable hero, this book was sweet, romantic, and lovely in all. Elizabet was a lively heroine. She was determined to save her brother, even if she had to put herself into a precarious situation to do it. She was a likable character and I thought she was great. Nicholas was a truly good, honorable man. He was a fair leader and a strong warrior. He was wonderful and I really liked him The romance was lovely. It was sweet, with a bit of spice, and I thought Elizabet and Nicholas were great together. The plot moved quickly and kept me interested. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. An Oath Taken was a wonderful historical romance that I really liked. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review