An Oath Broken
Book 2, The Oath Trilogy
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An arranged marriage to a Scot? Unacceptable!
Lady Sarra Bellacote would sooner marry a boar than a countryman of the bloodthirsty brutes who killed her parents. And yet, despite—or perhaps because of—her valuable holdings, she is being dragged to Scotland to be wed against her will. To complicate the desperate situation, the knight hired to do the dragging is dark, wild, irresistible. And he, too, is intolerably Scottish.
Giric Armstrong, Earl of Terrick, takes no pleasure in escorting a feisty English lass to her betrothed. But he needs the coin to rebuild his castle, and his tenants need to eat. Yet the trip will not be the simple matter he imagined. For Lady Sarra isn’t the only one determined to see her engagement fail. Men with darker motives want to stop the wedding—even if they must kill the bride in the process.
Now, in close quarters with this beautiful English heiress, Terrick must fight his mounting desire, and somehow keep Sarra alive long enough to lose her forever to another man…
“Plenty of action…loads of treachery. Fans of medieval Scotland will enjoy.” —Library Journal
“Cosby gives you it all—passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic. Excellent reading.” —New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell on His Conquest
“Diana Cosby is superbly talented.” —Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author
An Oath Broken
An Oath Broken (The Oath Trilogy)
Omg, I love reading all of Diana Cosby's books because they never, ever disappoint. In fact I think they just keep getting better and better with each book she writes. Her love and knowledge of Scotland and it's rich history shines through in her writing, the characters and the depth of not only the characters, but the intricacies and twists of the plot. Diana Cosby is just a great writer.... The McGruder brothers series got me hooked, so now I have the individual book, but also the boxed set so I can re-read the books, one right after the other. The continuity of the series by using characters featured in the previous books, creates a wonderful flow from one story to the next. I must admit, Giric was a favorite character of mine from Book 1. I'm so glad that he and Sarra were able to share theirs. If want a great weekend read, this series will do the trick. I highly recommend that everyone take the time to invest in The Oath Trilogy! Now, on to book 3 ... 😀.
successful for the continuity in setting and medieval feel
A journey into the medieval setting highlights the struggle between the English and Scots with the delivery of an English bride to her Scottish betrothed. Sarra is betrothed to a Scotsman, an idea she hates. Giric, the knight tasked to bring Serra to her betrothed presents himself to accompany her. Knowing she’s not particularly interested, the journey was already set to be fraught with peril, not the least of which is Giric revealing the truth about himself. See, he’s the one she is to marry – his lands and people are in desperate need of the dowry she brings.
But, Sarra is not willing to go along to get along. Not only is she headstrong, intelligent and completely uninterested in anything that any Scot could tell her, she’s going to do everything in her power to find another way. Far from accepting Giric as her protector, despite his repeated successes in keeping her safe.
Much more is heading to them – more than Sarra doesn’t want this wedding, and they all (possibly with the exception of Sarra) will stop at nothing to disrupt the plans.
Cosby builds a world that is easy to get lost in, feeling very medieval and raw, the settings and challenges are wonderful. With a bit more of the back and forth between the couple than I would have liked, mostly from Sarra’s perspective, the road to the happy ending did drag on far more than was actually necessary. All in all, not quite as captivating as the first in the series, but successful for the continuity in setting and medieval feel, the story is an acceptable installment in the series.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.