"entertaining historical romance"
For almost two decades Lord Raymond Beauchamp waited to
complete his vow of killing his abusive older brother
Alonso even while he received increasing indignities and
mistreatment from his vicious sibling. By 1200, Raymond
decides enough is enough and plans to lead a rebellion
against his titled brother, but fate has other plans for
Welsh Lord Morgan, believing he can manipulate Raymond
through using the man's quest to rid himself of his older
brother's strangulating yoke, decides his daughter Ceridwen
is the perfect bait to forge an alliance with the widower.
Ceridwen wants nothing to do with either Beauchamp,
remembering one of the English killed her Owain and treated
her with disdain at a battle four years ago. Still, she
reluctantly does her sire's bidding starting with the
abduction of Raymond's beloved dog Hamfest as a hostage.
If he wants his canine back, he must marry Ceridwen. As
Ceridwen and Raymond fall in love, she tries to persuade
him that he needs to lead the Welsh and English to freedom.
Perfect surname for a medieval author aside, BEAUCHAMP
BESIEGED is an entertaining historical romance that sub-
genre readers will want to obtain. The story line is
loaded with action that brings to life to 1200 Wales. The
lead characters are a delightful duo falling in love while
his authoritative brother and her powerful father try to
use them and Hamfest as pawns. Though his sibling is too
nasty to accept, the audience will enjoy this fine tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 19, 2003