About the Book:
2th century England: Two men vie for the throne: King Stephen the usurper and young Duke Henry the rightful heir. Amid civil and private wars, alliances are forged, loyalties are betrayed, families are divided, and marriages are made.
For four years, Lady Annyn Bretanne has trained at arms with one end in mind—to avenge her brother’s murder as God has not deemed it worthy to do. Disguised as a squire, she sets off to exact revenge on a man known only by his surname, Wulfrith. But when she holds his fate in her hands, her will wavers and her heart whispers that her enemy may not be an enemy after all.
Baron Wulfrith, renowned trainer of knights, allows no women within his walls for the distraction they breed. What he never expects is that the impetuous young man sent to train under him is a woman who seeks his death—nor that her unveiling will test his faith and distract the warrior from his purpose.
Knights, heroes, love, war- The Unveiling has it all! The element that hooked me into this story right away was the characters. Annyn tops my list of favorite heroines. She is intelligent, has street sense, is brave and bold- all traits that I admire. However, she is also vulnerable and self-conscience in a way that softens her and connects her with readers. Then there's Wulfrith- brave warrior, headstrong, confident and unwilling to see the value of women as anything other than a distraction- until Annyn enters his life. Despite his valiant attempts at resisting her, Annyn finally breaks through the layers of protection he has placed around his heart. The result is a soul-deep love connection (which I think the cover portrays beautifully)! Truly, I couldn't see any woman except Annyn being the perfect fit for Wulfrith. One thing I have to mention that bothered me, though, was a few instances when Wulfrith mentions his occasional need (and desire) to "ease his loins" with a woman. While there were no untoward scenes in the book between Wulfrith and Annyn, I was disappointed with this character flaw. I will also note that Wulfrith was adamant about protecting Annyn's virtue because she was a noble woman. But his casual view of sex outside of marriage with a prostitute as a reason to fulfill his "needs" bothered me considerably since he was regarded as a man of faith. Other than this disappointment, I loved the story and can't wait to read the rest of the series!
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have received no compensation from the publisher or author.
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. Connect with Tamara at her website www.tamaraleigh.com, Facebook, Twitter, and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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