Simon's Lady

Simon's Lady

by Julie Tetel Andresen

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Overview

Simon of Beresford is a man's man. He's a proud warrior who is fiercely loyal to King Stephen. He is also a widower content with his five sons and single state. When asked by Queen Matilda to make a political alliance through marriage to Gwyneth of Northumbria, he is both dumbfounded and aggrieved. He has no head for politics but knows where his duty lies and so agrees to this scheme of holy matrimony, albeit with very bad grace.

Gwyneth of Northumbria is a newcomer to court, since King Stephen's forces have just killed her husband and his men and brought her to London. She has no difficulty understanding why she is being married off. But she is truly appalled when she meets the brute she is to wed, a man with no manners and no tact.

Once having laid eyes on the most beautiful woman he's ever seen, Simon's eager for the wedding night. And Gwyneth quickly discovers that what her husband lacks in charm, he makes up for in brute masculinity.

The political forces that brought Gwyneth to the court are still blowing through the kingdom. King Stephen clings to his throne, but a young, upstart Henry is gathering forces and followers. Simon will forever be Stephen's man but he cannot be sure of where Gwyneth's loyalties lie. When he suspects her of being a spy in Stephen's court, the fragile bond they have been able to form is threatened.

But Gwyneth knows who the real spy is, and she also knows this villain is set on destroying both her and Simon. Can she expose this spy's treachery in time?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157603434
Publisher: LLA Books
Publication date: 08/07/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 31,830
File size: 346 KB

About the Author

Julie Tetel Andresen has written about language and love for more than 20 years. A professor of linguistics at Duke University, Julie has also written more than twenty romance novels and novellas. Before moving to publish exclusively on the Amazon Kindle library, she was published by Fawcett Crest, Warner Books, and Harlequin. Her novels cross many sub-genres of romance, including mystery, contemporary, BDSM, motorcycle club, and historicals.

Julie loves to travel, and has lived for extended periods in Germany, France, Romania, Vietnam, and Mongolia. As a child, Julie had a passion for playing the piano, and transferred that passion as an adult into writing romance novels and scholarly books about language. For Julie, writing essays in foreign languages is like playing scales and arpeggios as a warm-up exercise for writing in English.

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