A WARRIOR DANGEROUSLY IN CONTROL
England, 1334 ~ In the second book of The Feud series, Baron Magnus Verdun is a warrior whose handsome face gives little indication of the darkness he struggles to contain. While pursuing the murderous brigands who plague his lands, he becomes the unwitting savior of the woman the king has decreed he wed-the reckless Lady Thomasin, whose very presence threatens his carefully ordered life. And more so when she proves outspoken beyond what is required of a dutiful wife. Can he tame this woman whose willful ways ought to offend, but instead captivate? More, dare he allow her near and risk exposing the secret that could push her away?
A LADY PERILOUSLY IMPROPER
Despite efforts to make a proper lady of her, the illegitimate Thomasin de Arell knows she is no match for the Baron of Emberly. Though she expects her new husband will think her beneath him, she is unprepared when he insists on separate chambers. When he also demands she control her behavior, the spurned Thomasin rebels-and unknowingly becomes the pawn of forces determined to further the feud. But upon finding herself in Magnus's arms, she discovers he is not as indifferent as he would have her believe. And when she glimpses his torment, she is determined to shine light on his darkness. Will he let her in? Or will their enemies use the distrust between husband and wife for their own ends?
In this sequel to the bestselling medieval romance, Baron Of Godsmere, join Baron Verdun and his lady as they discover that true love seeks first the soul, and is as easily seen in the dark as in the light.
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About the Author
In 2006, Tamara's first inspirational contemporary romance, Stealing Adda, was received with critical acclaim. In 2008, Perfecting Kate was optioned for a movie and Splitting Harriet won an ACFW Book of the Year award.
In 2012, Tamara returned to the historical romance genre with the release of Dreamspell: A Medieval Time Travel Romance, followed by the Age of Faith series, which will include the seventh book, The Awakening, in winter 2017/18. Baron Of Blackwood, the third book in the #1 bestselling The Feud series, is now available. Among Tamara's #1 Bestsellers are her general market romances rewritten as Clean Reads, among them: Lady at Arms, Lady Of Eve, and Lady Of Conquest. The final rewrite, Lady Betrayed, released August 2017.
When not in the middle of being a wife and mother, Tamara dips her writer's pen in ink and nose in a good book. She lives near Nashville with her husband, a Doberman who bares his teeth not only to threaten the UPS man but to smile, a German Shepherd who has never met a squeaky toy she can't destroy, and a feisty Morkie who keeps her company during long writing stints.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Two amazing series from author Tamara Leigh, THE AGE OF FAITH SERIES and THE FUED are absolutely incredible! I’m not going to review the books individually, because I read both series so fast (nine books in all), I have too many stories buzzing around in my head; I would not do them the justice they deserve. Needless to say, it was an incredible journey filled with knights and ladies, castles and baronies, romance, intrigue, and tragedy. The true center of THE AGE OF FAITH SERIES is the Wulfrith family. Baron Wulfrith, Lady Beatrix, Lady Gaynor, Sir Abel, and Sir Everard, these are the main characters, and each has a book devoted to them. Everything about their stories captivated me, including the alluring covers. Currently, there are six books in this series, with the seventh to be released in Winter 2018. I can’t wait! The FUED series tells the tale of three noblemen: the Baron of Godsmere, the Baron of Blackwood, and the Baron of Emberly, and their family feud that spans twenty-five years. The King wants an end to the feud, so he demands that the families inter-marry, creating bonds instead of rivals. Begrudgingly, the families follow the King’s command, and the stories that unfold keep you turning page after page. My genre of preference is usually contemporary pieces. I’m not one for Regency era, Amish, or fantasy, so I don’t generally give period pieces my attention. However, a blogger I follow and respect, showcased books by Tamara Leigh, on more than one occasion, so I decided to give them a try. After reading, THE UNVEILING from THE AGE OF FAITH SERIES, and THE BARON OF GODSMERE from THE FUED SERIES, I was hooked, and immediately bought the other seven books that completed these two series. Each story transported me to a dark but magical era. Passion and pride, rivals and rogues, deception and dalliances. These series are escapism at its best! Exactly what I look for in a book. Thank you, Ms. Leigh, for an incredible journey.
Fantastic medieval romance! I picked this book up for three reasons: 1) I love medieval fiction! 2) Who doesn’t love a marriage of convenience story? 3) Tamara Leigh - enough said. I became a huge fan of Tamara’s book after reading Lady At Arms a couple years ago, shortly after it released. I love her descriptions, attention to detail, writing style, and the way she brings the setting and characters to life. Basically, everything about her books! After reading the first book in this series, The Baron of Godsmere, I knew I would have to read the other two. There was pretty much no other option. I had to find out what would happen next! Plus, all three are a variation of a marriage of convenience, so I was hooked before ever reading the back cover description or having any knowledge of the storylines. Though this book is the second one, it actually stands alone quite well. There are a couple characters that carry over and comments that make more sense if you read the first, but it isn’t a necessity. I always enjoy the relationships between her characters, as they learn to live together and discover what it truly means to become one. They are often strangers or borderline enemies when they first meet, so they must first learn to get along, and I enjoy getting to know them as they become acquainted with one another. This book definitely does not disappoint in this regard. Magnus and Thomasin both come to life within the pages of their story and I loved getting a glimpse into their lives! Both come into their marriage with wounds and fears. Thomasin fears not being enough and finding herself unwanted by her husband. Magnus also faces the fear of not being enough, or being considered weak, as well as the thought that he might not be able to protect his own. They were wonderfully flawed and I enjoyed watching them slowly learn to overcome their fears. Though they argue and don’t get along at first, they bring out the best in each other and learn to put the other first. My only negative comment here is that Thomasin seemed rather childish at times, though to be fair, she is quite young and impulsive. I’m sure it was intentional, but there were a couple times I would have shaken her, given the option. Tamara did an excellent job of making her realistic though, because I’m honestly not certain given the situation, that I would’ve reacted any better. I also really enjoyed the mystery and the suspense of trying to guess who the culprit was! The intrigue carries over from the first book, as they search out those determined to tear the families apart. A new enemy appears in this one and we’re also left with a few undone threads to carry over into the final story, which releases sometime later this year. I am going to caution anyone who is unfamiliar with Tamara’s books: she does portray Magnus and Thomasin’s wedding night, though not in any great detail. And she is accurate with the time period, where marriage wasn’t even considered by many. The main ones in her books do wait for marriage though, or else the importance of waiting is stressed. That being said, I wouldn’t really recommend her books to younger readers. Overall opinion: I really enjoyed this book and devoured it within a few days of downloading it! I can’t wait to read the next book and find out how what happens between the final baron and his lady (and of course, the mystery)!