Her second chance
With her lost love…
To avoid a forced marriage, Lady Gwenllian plans to escape to a convent. She couldn’t possibly honor another when her heart still belongs to Ralph de Kinnerton, the man she had to betray to save his life—only to hear of his death shortly after. So how is it possible he’s here at this knight’s tournament? Now the pull of their unfinished past forces Gwen to question the choice she’d made for her future…
Fabulous, brilliant and amazing!
Gwen sent Ralph away years ago and following an incident in France where he nearly lost his life, he faked his own death to stop his cousin Stephen coming after him until he was ready to face him and fight for the return of his lands
I loved Gwen, she is strong and determined but also cautious and nervous. She loved Ralph and finding out he was dead was almost too much for her and in an attempt to escape Stephen she decided to go to a convent as far away as she could in Ireland but first she must attend a knights tournament where she is reunited with Ralph. She must fight her fears and decide if she is going to keep to her plans or as she spends more time with Ralph will she change her mind. Gwen and her struggles felt so real to me and I could almost see her walking round and I became so entangled in her life that I really wanted to help with her decisions
Ralph can’t get Gwen out of his head when he first sees her again and he doesn’t want her to see him but he can’t keep away. He has had a lot of personal struggles following everything that happened in France and these become more pronounced when he returns to England and Gwen. He is a knight and would do anything to protect her whilst also being determined to win the tournament so he can reclaim his lands and his castle. Ralphs struggles come through and I think his determination, loyalty and protectiveness are just a few of the things that made me love him so much
I loved the tournament setting and seeing it from both a spectator and participants point of view made it feel more realistic to me, with a lot of vivid descriptions of life in that setting. Normally I read about tournaments but they aren’t the main focus so I didn’t really understand them as much before I read this book
There is so much danger and drama that runs through the book which had me addicted to the story right from the very first pages and had me wishing that I didn’t have to do other things so I could instead keep reading!
I’m sure you have worked out from this review how much I loved this book so you won’t be surprised to hear that I would recommend it to so many people but especially those who enjoy a historical romance with characters who you will adore and a setting that will capture your attention and have you hearing the clanging of swords as you get pulled into the drama
AM 🐾 x
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Melissa Oliver is from south-west London where she writes historical romance novels. She lives with her lovely husband and three daughters, who share her passion for decrepit, old castles, grand palaces and all things historical. She is the winner of The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award for new writers in 2020 for her debut, The Rebel Heiress and the Knight. When she’s not writing she loves to travel, paint and visit museums & art galleries.
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