The Bride Gift by Sarah Hegger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It's the rare book that keeps me up until three o'clock in the morning, but this was one of them. I simply could not stop reading. Sarah Hegger hooked me from page one and kept the line taut and pulling until the very last page. Her storytelling is flawless, her characters compelling, her historical research impeccable, her back story perfect, and her writing masterful. A gorgeous tapestry, all in all.
Her hero, Sir Guy, is the strong, silent type. A take-charge man's man who says little, oozes courage, stands by his principles, and mitigates his innate passions with good sense. (A stubborn-yet-passionate Taurus, I'm guessing.) He is a born warrior--just the type, our heroine wants nothing to do with. She is Helena, willful, easily stirred up, and used to having her own way. She doesn't know what to think of, let alone do with, a man like Sir Guy, especially when he is sprung on her in the middle of the night as her new husband, despite her long betrothal to a very different sort of man. (She might be an Aries or perhaps a Scorpio?)
I will not give any more away. Suffice it to say, this is a captivating book by a debut author well worth watching. Bravo, Sarah Hegger. I, for one, can't wait for your next masterpiece.
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