📚Medieval #Welsh #Romance. Rosie’s #Bookreview of An Alliance with His Enemy Princess by @LissaMorganAuth @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks

An Alliance with His Enemy PrincessAn Alliance with His Enemy Princess by Lissa Morgan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An Alliance with His Enemy Princess is a medieval romance set in Wales.

The story begins in 1091 with a battle; pockets of Welsh people still hold out against the Normans. Rolant Guyarde discovers a fallen Welsh foot-soldier holding his dead master’s horse; a fine horse and the spoils of battle allow Rolant to take the horse for himself. However, when he discovers that the youth is actually a woman dressed in men’s clothing, he decides to keep her secret and protect her from his men.

When Gwennan regains consciousness she discovers that she is prisoner to a Norman knight who has taken her horse and her sword. Luckily, her captor treats her like the young boy that she disguised herself as, so she plays along while hoping for a chance to escape. She discovers that Rolant and his men are carrying supplies and Gwennan knows all about their destination.

This is an enemy-to-lover story set in turbulent times. I liked Gwennan and her strong convictions to fight for her rights. While Rolant was quite a surprise and I enjoyed the sparring and mistrust between him and Gwennan. I could easily imagine the power struggles that went on and how the Normans and Welsh dealt with all the outcomes.

This is the second book that I’ve read by this author set around this interesting period of history and I would be happy to read more like it.

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Book description

A high-stakes, Medieval enemies to lovers story.

A royal decree

That will change their lives…

Norman knight Rolant Guyarde has come to conquer a Welsh fort, but when he meets its mistress, he realizes she’s the sword-wielding “soldier” he fought en route! Despite their being enemies, he finds himself intrigued by the brave, beautiful Princess Gwennan. When they’re forced into an uneasy alliance, Rolant helps her petition the king for her parents’ release from prison. But in exchange for their freedom, the king demands a price neither Rolant nor Gwennan expects!

From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.

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🐉 Set in the Welsh Marches during the late 13th century. Rosie’s #Bookreview of #Histfic The Welsh Lord’s Convenient Bride by @LissaMorganAuth #TuesdayBookBlog

The Welsh Lord's Convenient BrideThe Welsh Lord’s Convenient Bride by Lissa Morgan

4 stars

The Welsh Lord’s Convenient Bride is historical romance set in the Welsh Marches during the late 13th century.

The Welsh Marches was a frontier land that straddled what we know today as the borders between England and Wales. In the middle ages it was a place of constant war and rebellion. As this story opens, Eleanor de Vraille travels to Castelle y Lleuad where she is to marry Rhun ab Owain as part of peace treaty deal. The treaty was agreed years ago between their respective fathers and now that Rhun is the Lord, he is ready to get married.

Both Rhun and the castle are, at first, hostile to Eleanor. She doesn’t speak Welsh and she is at a loss to know why Rhun dislikes her so much; she even considers returning to her English home, but there she would face a father who despises her. When a new uprising against the English king begins, Rhun will support his Welsh comrades, which forces Eleanor to choose sides.

I enjoyed Eleanor’s determination to break Rhun’s dislike of her. I haven’t read any other books in this setting and the author’s historical notes at the back were most interesting. A good debut novel.

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Book description

Enjoy the drama that unfolds in this medieval marriage of convenience…A wedding between enemiesA marriage to heal their scars

Hiding a disfigurement, Eleanor de Vraille is already lacking confidence when she arrives at her future husband’s cheerless Welsh castle. And Rhun ab Owain’s open disapproval of her does nothing to make her feel at ease. Their union is to seal peace between their families, nothing more. But Eleanor’s heart rebels—is she a fool to hope for any affection from this strong-willed nobleman with the dark glittering eyes?

From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.

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#Bookreview Redeeming The Rogue Knight by @ElisabethHobbes medieval #Romance #fridayreads

Redeeming the Rogue Knight (The Danby Brothers #1)Redeeming the Rogue Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Redeeming The Rogue Knight is a medieval historical romance. Roger Danby and Thomas Carew have been earning a living as mercenary fighters in France. They are currently in Cheshire delivering a message from the King, who requests more troops for the war.

Roger and Thomas are forced to make a hasty departure from the house of Lord Harper due to an indiscretion with the Lord’s daughter. Injured by an arrow, Thomas takes Roger to safety at his family inn. Since Thomas has been away, his father has died leaving his sister and her young son alone to run the ale house.

With men still after the pair, and Roger unable to travel further, Thomas takes off to lead the pursuers away. He leaves his sister to tend Roger. Fearful of Roger, his wound and the trailing men, Lucy is reluctant to put herself and her son in any danger. She agrees to treat Roger, but shows her disapproval of his manners and his life, whilst hiding her attraction to the rogue. Roger needs Lucy to care for him while he recovers, he finds his usual charm rebuffed and in time is humbled by Lucy’s life. Forced to spend time with Lucy and her son, Roger begins to open his eyes to his past life and ask himself questions about his future.

This is an enjoyable rags to riches romance following a popular story arc and I would recommend this to readers who like clean historical romance.

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Book Description

The spy who sought refuge… 
When injured spy Sir Roger Danby comes asking for shelter at her inn, Lucy Carew is wary. He may be strikingly handsome, but the disgraced single mother has learned the hard way with men like him. Against her better judgment, she gives him refuge.
Sir Roger has never been at the mercy of a woman before, and he’s never met one as mysterious and bewitching as Lucy. He hasn’t come looking for redemption, but Lucy is a woman who could reach in and touch his closely guarded heart…

About the author

Elisabeth Hobbes

I grew up in York where I spent most of my teenage years wandering around the city looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep me off my feet. Sadly it never happened but I developed a love of the past and went on to read History and Art History at university before venturing into the world of teaching. These days I hold down jobs as a teacher and mum. I live in Cheshire with my husband, two young children and two cats with ridiculous names.
I love historical fiction and have a fondness for dark haired, bearded heroes. When I’m not writing, I spend a lot of my spare time reading and have become something of a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book!

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