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The Rose of Blacksword

A Loveswept Classic Romance

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From bestselling author Rexanne Becnel, this classic romance is the beguiling tale of two souls cast together by fate. Like all her historical novels, The Rose of Blacksword speaks to a love that resonates throughout the ages.
Lady Rosalynde of Stanwood has the power to entice men to deeds of reckless daring. And none is so rash and bold as the condemned outlaw known as Blacksword. In return for safe escort to her ancestral castle, Rosalynde is forced to marry the rogue, never dreaming that holy wedlock will fan the flames of unholy desire.
Wielder of the coveted Blacksword, with the fate of his noble name resting on his massive shoulders, Sir Aric of Wycliffe lives to bring death to his treacherous nemesis—until his heart is bested by the enchanting maiden who saved him from the hangman’s noose. Bound together by ancient custom, the brazen knight demands nothing less than Rose’s total surrender. But even as revenge and honor war within him, he is undone by the most seductive conqueror of all: wild, irresistible love.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Tender, Loving Cure, Spellbound, and This Fierce Splendor.

From Publishers Weekly

May 04, 1992 – When Lady Rosalynde is attacked and robbed en route to her home, Stanwood Castle, she looks to the nearest village for help and stumbles on a combination festival/public hanging. Moving among the crowd, Rosalynde hears that if a woman claims a condemned man for a ``handfast'' (a trial marriage that lasts a year and a day)51 , he'll be spared. Rosalynde selects ``a fine specimen'' called Blacksword and by promising him a horse and weapons persuades him to escort her home. Blacksword is in fact the honorable Sir Aric and has been framed; his reward will help him find his enemy, Sir Gilbert Poole. After this imaginative meeting, Becnel ( Thief of My Heart ) dumps her characters into a tediously formulaic relationship, and with so little action, the setting feels more like the doldrums than the Middle Ages. Back at Stanwood, Rosalynde cannot reveal her dubious marriage to her father. But Aric earns a place in the household while she dabbles in medieval housekeeping; the author seems to be killing time until Gilbert arrives to force a resolution.

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The Rose of Blacksword
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  • Category: Historical
  • Published: May 02, 1992
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
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