Baron of Godsmere: Book One

Baron of Godsmere: Book One

by Tamara Leigh


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Baron of Godsmere: Book One by Tamara Leigh


England, 1308. Three noblemen secretly gather to ally against their treacherous lord. But though each is elevated to a baron in his own right and given a portion of his lord's lands, jealousy and reprisals lead to a twenty-five year feud, pitting family against family, passing father to son.


England, 1333. The chink in Baron Boursier's armor is his fondness for a lovely face. When it costs him half his sight and brands him as one who abuses women, he vows to never again be "blinded" by beauty. Thus, given the choice between forfeiting his lands and wedding one of his enemies to end their feud, he chooses as his betrothed the lady said to be plain of face, rejecting the lady rumored to be most fair.


On the eve of the deadline to honor the king's decree of marriage, the fair Elianor of Emberly takes matters into her own hands. Determined none will suffer marriage to the man better known as The Boursier, she sets in motion her plan to imprison him long enough to ensure his barony is forfeited. But when all goes awry and her wrathful enemy compels her to wed him to save his lands, she discovers he is either much changed or much maligned. And the real enemy is one who lurks in their midst. One bent on keeping the feud burning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942326151
Publisher: Tamara Leigh
Publication date: 02/14/2015
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 1,094,985
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Tamara Leigh holds a Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology. In 1993, she signed a 4-book contract with Bantam Books and began writing full time. Her first medieval romance, Warrior Bride, was released in 1994 and nominated for a RITA award. Continuing to write for the general market, she was published with HarperCollins and earned awards and spots on national bestseller lists.

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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TamaraTilley More than 1 year ago
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.
Jane_Pike More than 1 year ago
Can enemies negotiate a truce? 25 years ago the fathers of the current barons forged an alliance to bring down their traitorous lord. Each of them receiving a barony from the king afterwards. But peace is far away, mistrust and treachery dictate the life of the barons. Boursier, Baron of Godsmere once married a fair lady and thought himself in love, knowing that she already loved another and paying a high price for it, he lost his sight on one eye and is marked with a scar for life. Now his king demands peace between the three families and ordering them to marry into the other houses. He decides after that terrible mistake to marry into the other house, a plain illegitimate daughter instead of the pretty niece of his former wife’s family. But before he has a chance to claim his bride, he is drugged and locked up, by Elianor of Emberly, his ex-wife’s niece. She wants the monster to forfeit his lands by disobeying his kings decree. When her co-conspirator is out to draw Boursiers blood she intervenes and finds herself captive. And with that the whole deceit starts. A game of cat and mouse, nothing is the way it seems. No one tells the truth. One is out, hiding between them, to draw blood. Can those two overcome the past, stay alive and find the one in hiding, uncover the secrets? A truly unlike pair with strong wills, clever wits and scars deeply hidden inside. Those two are loveable. Their fights are quite entertaining, but you hope that they will be able to work together to find the real culprit. Up until the end you don’t know if they are able to stay alive and figure out the scheme. The book is so exciting and thrilling you won’t want to put it down. Tamara is a wonderful author, her stories are twisting and turning with clever plots and awesome characters. I need to read the next two books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once in the age of knights, ladies, barons and secrets you will find this read one you won't want to put down. I am looking forward to the next installment in this series by Tamera Leigh!
pamluvs2cookPB More than 1 year ago
Do you want an "Ah-ha" moment? . . . then read this book!!! There is no better escape than to read a book that transports you to another place and time, characters so well written that you feel what they feel, and romance and suspense so intense that you find yourself holding your breath. This is what Tamara Leigh delivers in Baron of Godsmere. In truth, this is the type of literary quality in all her books. It is a good book that entertains you - it is a GREAT book that inspires, lifts your heart and kindles hope. THIS is a great book!!