The Saxon Bride

The Saxon Bride

by Ashley York

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The Saxon Bride by Ashley York

Rowena Godwinson, a Saxon princess, refuses to go willingly into a forced marriage to one of King William's most favored knights but her struggle against enemy occupation fades away in the pleasurable arms of her Norman husband. Will he bring her people to their knees in his attempt to please his liege lord? Or can she win him over to the Saxon's side even while one of her own plots to overthrow the bastard king?

John of Normandy is a soldier made for battle, ingrained with chivalry and a deep sense of loyalty to his mentor and king. Serving his liege is reward enough. Neither a title nor a child bride will entice him to become an indolent lord. A chance encounter with an alluring beauty, however, releases all his pent up desires and unspoken needs. His young bride has become a passionate woman, tempting him beyond his endurance. Can he win her over before she learns the truth of her father's death?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538016275
Publisher: NOOK Press
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Series: Norman Conquest , #1
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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The Saxon Bride 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
georgia1 11 months ago
The Saxon Bride will sweep you away to another place and time and make you feel part of the war between the Normans and the Saxons. Rowena Godwinson is the last living member of her Saxon family. As a ward of the Norman King William, she is ordered to wed Sir John of Normandy, one of his favored knights. She does her best to try and comply but some of John's soldier's frighten her with threats of sharing her with John, that she fights against the marriage day. John has a heavy heart of guilt because he fought against her family and has a heavy secret that he feels will turn her even more against him. John only wants peace but so does Rowena. There are so many misunderstandings and unspoken thoughts that the two have a hard time coming together. This story has so many facets that will keep you turning the pages to see what will happen next. Murder, betrayal and deceit by many people and in the end a hard fought love that will make your heart melt. I cannot wait to read more by this author who has such a wonderful gift of prose and enmeshing the reader into the life of the characters and the history of the times. Prepare to be grabbed by the first page and not let go until the end!! Lori Dykes
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Excellent book, defintely worth reading.
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The writing was smooth and easy to read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Saxon/Norman tale. This story seemed well researched but was told in a rather disjointed manner; facts that could have been erased into the story were kind of tossed in abruptly making it a little hard to read
cmac1 More than 1 year ago
Good book well done.
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
I received this as ARC in exchange for an honest review. 'The Saxon Bride' by Ashley York is book one in the "The Norman Conquest" series. This is the story of Rowena Godwinson and John of Normandy. Rowena was 16 years of age she was the last one in her family of a defeated royal Saxon family. Rowena has been decreed to marry Norman knight, who were her families enemy. Rowena has no choice but to marry him. While being taking to the marriage ceremony she is threaten by words that her new husband is set to share her with his fellow men. This adds to her upset and when she meets John she is very upset and confrontational. John the Norman Knight has been rewarded for his service with Rowena, her lands and a title. John is attracted to Rowena but after she becomes so confrontational he thinks it would not be safe to stay with her after they are married. So John goes off and does not come back for about three years. Now Rowena has come to the realization that what she was told on her way to the marriage ceremony was false,but she still has issue with her husband just leaving her. John wasn't sure about how Rowena would greet him again but once he sees her again he is more attracted to her than before. Can they work out these hardship feelings and move forward to their happy ever after? I really enjoyed this book and think that you will too! Please follow more reviews at the below sites: http://sissymaereads.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sally.mae.39... http://booklikes.com/ https://romancebookreviewforyou.wordp... https://www.facebook.com/groups/17091...