C.H. Admirand sweeps her readers back into the past to Medieval England with her Mo Ghrá Mo Chroí Go Deo Series with book 2: The Saxon Bride. This re-release has been re-edited and freshened up. For readers who have already read this Medieval series, I have changed the love scenes to appeal to a broader range of readers, by giving Lady Eyreka and Augustin de Chauret their privacy during those intimate moments. Never fear, the romance is still the most important part of Lady Eyreka and Augustin de Chauret's story.
Merewood Keep is just beginning to earn revenues with Garrick as its overlord. When the new Norman King decides to gift the newly rebuilt keep to one of his favored knights, Garrick’s mother Eyreka is devastated until she hears the rumors that the Norman is widowed.
Augustin de Chauret has no desire to marry, nor live in England. But his liege lord has gifted him with a keep and now a wife. Will the Saxon beauty win his heart as well as his name?
What Reviewers Are Saying: “The path is rocky…they are surprised to discover that not only can love be found a second time, it doesn't diminish their lost loves but makes life fuller.” Sandra Garcia-Myers, RT BookReviews
“THE SAXON BRIDE by C. H. Admirand highlights her talent as a writer. As both a reviewer and a fan, I love watching her writing evolve.” Natasha Smith, Romance Junkies
|Publisher:||Colleen H. Admirand|
|Series:||Mo Ghra Mo Chroi Go Deo (My Love My Heart Forever) , #2|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
C.H. writes about the things she loves most: Family, her Irish Ancestry, Baking and Gardening. Take a trip back in time to the Old West with her Irish Western Series, then fast-forward to the present, stopping at the Circle G Ranch in Pleasure, Texas before finally landing in Apple Grove, Ohio-Small Town USA-for a slice of Peggy McCormack's Buttermilk Pie!
C.H. was born in Aiken, South Carolina, but her parents moved back to northern New Jersey where she grew up, which if you've met her would explain a lot. She's always had her nose in a book, has traveled the world over, and even tested the time-space continuum, thanks to the awesome power of the written word. One of her writing quirks is that she loves to include bits and pieces of her ancestors and ancestry in all of her books. Her family centers her and keeps her sane, which is why she enjoys adding elements of family, hearth, and home in all of her romances.
C.H. is an active member in RWA, NINC and WWA. C.H. is a former member of RWA/NYC, PASIC, and NJRW where C.H. held numerous jobs including Treasurer, Assistant Conference Chair, and PAN Liaison.
With 13 short stories and 16 novels to her credit, this award-winning, multi-published author's books are available in paperback, hardcover, trade paperback, magazine, e-book, large print, and audio book.
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"The king awaits."
The attendant's words burned themselves into Lady Eyreka's mind. Her hands trembled. She clasped them tighter together and nodded. Her mind whirled. Needing to concentrate and remember all she planned to say, she thought of her eldest son, Garrick, and his wife, Jillian. Their love had suffused itself into the very stones of Merewood Keep's foundations and were at the very heart of her people's existence.
This was her only chance.
"I cannot fail," she whispered. Her family's home was about to be wrested from their grasp and would be as if all Garrick and Jillian had gone through to rebuild was for naught.
She took a deep cleansing breath, and hurried to catch up to the young servant. For the second time in her life, she would bargain with the gods in exchange for those she loved. Would this Norman be as eager to accept her as part of the spoils of war as her first husband had?
Her stomach clenched. She was no longer the innocent young woman who had bravely ridden into their enemy's embrace. She had three grown sons, and the scars to prove it. In a few months she would reach her fortieth summer.
As she walked along the corridor, she thought of all the reasons the Norman might accept her. The years had been kind to her. She still had all of her teeth and only a few wrinkles about her eyes. Looking down she frowned at the streaks of gray running through her hair.
Mayhap the years had not been as kind as she thought.
What man would want her, when he could have a much younger maid for a wife? Her footsteps echoed about her. Was her plan doomed before she had a chance to offer it? She clamped down on hertraitorous thoughts when the attendant paused in front of a closed door. Before she could tell the young man she'd changed her mind, he opened the door with a flourish and bade her enter.
Fear speared through her, but she focused on the sight before her.
King William sat on a massive oak chair set on a dais. He was larger than she had imagined. His mien was arrogant; his very posture reeking of power. But it was not so much his size, as the fierce frown on his face that terrified her. This man had the power to grant her desire, or have the head lifted from her shoulders with the wave of his hand.
At his nod to enter, she inclined her head and prayed that her legs would cooperate. Though they wobbled, she hid that fact by walking slowly toward where he sat. At the edge of the dais, she sank to her knees in homage.
While she waited for him to recognize her show of fealty, her mind raced, caught up in a whirlwind of emotion. This man alone was responsible for the death of thousands of good Saxon thanes. Had he given the command to shoot the arrow that had ended her husband's life?
She gripped her quaking hands together to still their movement while her stomach churned and a sour, bilious taste surged up her throat, thinking of the ugly wound the Norman arrow had left behind. Though strong threads closed the cauterized wound, 'twas of no use, the arrow had pierced her husband's heart. Helpless to do otherwise, she had held her dying husband in her arms, whispering words of prayer to her own Viking gods, and Addison's Christian God for good measure.
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I loved reading the second book in the sequel from " A Scot's Honor ".; Augustin and Eyreka story begins with the King making them marry . Both had vowed not to love again, but with time, alot problems here and there a bond is created. Throw in a 10 yr old spirited young girl and things eventually change for the better. I can't wait to read the third book in this sequel.