The Crusader's Vow

The Crusader's Vow

by Claire Delacroix

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BN ID: 2940157302948
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 03/23/2017
Series: The Champions of Saint Euphemia , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 163,911
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, and is on the RWA Honor Roll. She lives in Canada with her family.

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The Crusader's Vow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read through the story of a Crusader who finds a wife on pilgrimage and works with the Knights Templar to bring a sacred relic back to the West. The series is enjoyable and characters are valiant.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Claire Delacroix’s latest Templar tale, The Crusader’s Vow is like a panoramic walk back in time. Rich in historic fact and fiction her authentic landscapes, conversational dialogue and depiction of characters make the read honest. Her riveting storyline is a tale of two cultures and the indispensible conviction that love conquers all. Her characters major and minor are superb and her use of Scheherazade’s tales and the revelation at the end is compelling, but it’s definitely her stars, Leila and Fergus that are the real standouts in this novel. The book reads well as a stand-alone but reading in order will fill in all the necessary blanks. SUMMARY: Four years ago Fergus left his Scottish home and his beloved Isobel to Crusade with the Templars. On his return he learns of Isobel’s subsequent marriage to another. That betrayal and his father’s failing health has made him decide to be a good son and take a wife of convenience for the good of his family’s keep. Luckily he knows just the woman he wants to fill that particular role, a woman who truly vexes him, an Eastern beauty. Leila is a survivor; disguising herself as a boy to escape an arranged marriage, leaving her home knowing she’ll never return, traveling in the company of Templar Knights and pilgrims from Jerusalem to Paris. But now finding herself in Scotland those survival skills will be put to the ultimate test as she takes on the unexpected position of the infidel wife of a former Templar, one who’s captured her heart. One whose heart has been badly hurt by the betrayal of another, one she’s determined to heal with her own love.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, excellent book. Fergus is returning to Scotland after four years of military service, eager to marry his betrothed, Isobel. He finds out Isobel married someone else shortly after he left. Leila has been traveling with Fergus and his men after fleeing an arranged marriage to a cruel man. Leila loves Fergus and wants the best for him. At the suggestion of Fergus's father and his good friend Duncan, Lelia and Fergus agree to be handfasted for a year and Leila hopes that he can come to love her in that time. This was a great book, with many twists and turns, romance, action and suspense. This book can be read as a standalone, though it is part of the Champions of Saint Euphemia series. I loved this book and the entire series. Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
NanatoAS More than 1 year ago
Continuing the story of the Crusaders who rescued and protected the reliquary of St. Euphemia, Fergus returns to his home in Scotland, fiercely protective of both the relic and the young woman Lela, to whom he gave refuge while in Outremer. His 4 years of fidelity to his betrothed, Isobel, go unrewarded when he finds that she married within 3 months of his departure. As much to protect Lela as himself, he suggests a handfast with Lela, fully expecting that he will have to release her at the end of the year and day, so that she can achieve happiness with someone else. Lela, on the other hand, is determined to make Fergus fall madly in love with her, unaware that he already has. When Isobel sees a better future for herself in Fergus and tries to win him back, Lela’s future and very life is threatened. Beautifully written, in language reminiscent of the era in which the story takes place with enough twists and turns in the plot as to be a surprise when the conclusion is finally reached. Loved it! A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.