"Honor and love triumph in treacherous medieval time"
Lord Durand de Marle's wife has recently died in
childbirth. He plans to ignore this new baby daughter
because he doubts he is the father but then he meets his
daughter's wet nurse, Christina. Durand is determined to
resist his desire for Cristina.
Cristina was also talented at using herbs for soaps, sweet
scents, and love potions for the ladies of the keep and
soon became an important member of Ravenswood Castle.
Although she find herself strongly attracted to Durand, she
resists temptation using one of her own potions.
While she is true to her marriage vows, Christina is
married to an abusive and philandering merchant, Simon le
Gros. Thieves attacked a traveling party on de Marle land,
killing the Bishop Domnic. Because of a book Durand gave
Christina, the theft traced back to Simon. Realizing the
obvious caring between his spouse and his lord, in revenge
Simon accuses Christina as an accessory! Durand is
compelled to come to her aid - even if his actions risk his
life and infuriate King John.
This is different from Ms. Lawrence's quest books VIRTUAL
HEAVEN and VIRTUAL DESIRE and her contemporary paranormal
short story in PARADISE. She shows the same attention to
detail and bringing the world alive for the reader in her
historical tale. Although I enjoy medieval romances, I'm
not an authority on the time. The historical parts seem
accurate and were a working part of the story. The
intricate mix of facts and story make for a full scale
reading entertainment. I must not be the only one who
thought so as LORD OF THE MIST made the USA TODAY Best
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted November 12, 2001