Book 2, The Bride Quest
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Once upon a time, the legendary knight Burke Fitzgavin galloped into Kiltorren Castle and fell in love with Alys, the lord’s orphaned niece. But her uncle was determined that Burke marry one of his homely daughters instead. Through tricks and lies, Burke was sent away believing that Alys wanted nothing of his heart.
Pledged to a Bride Quest, Burke has vowed not to return home until he finds his long-lost love. He returns to Kiltorren to discover that the fiery young innocent has become a woman, a servant on her uncle’s estate. Paying penance for Burke’s long-ago embrace, she wants nothing to do with him. Burke knows he must earn her trust again.
Even as he slowly rekindles her desire, Alys’ family attempts to thwart their romance—determined that Alys should not marry before her cousins do. But Burke is a warrior and this battle to win the hand and the heart of his one true love will be his greatest challenge ever…
A good historical romance!
The Damsel follows Alys, an orphan used and abused by her family. The knight Burke Fitzgavin won her heart three years past and disappeared from her life. Now he's back and determined to make her his bride or so he proclaims. Alys struggles to believe Burke and his determined pursuit before they can find their way to an HEA full of family stuggles and strife. I found Alys to be stubborn and aggravating as Burke won my heart more quickly than hers. A good historical romance with memorable characters enhanced with a little danger and adventure. My voluntary review is based upon a review copy.