"Heartwarming historical romance!"
Lady Eyreka has a bold plan to keep her family in Merewood
Keep. Of course, it's not the first time she's had to offer
herself in order to keep her family safe, but to Eyreka,
family is the most important thing. Now if only the king
will go for it. Her son Garrick has put a lot of work into
rebuilding Merewood Keep and now that it's profitable, she
wants to make sure her family will always have a home.
Eyreka knows the king plans to give her Saxon home to a
Norman knight, a baron. The king does approve of her plan,
even though Eyreka has no desire to marry again. After all,
she dearly loved her departed husband, Addison.
Now that the battles with the Saxons are over, Augustin is
looking forward to taking his daughter back home to
Normandy. There is nothing he wants more. However, when the
king offers him Merewood Keep, in the north of England,
Augustin knows he must accept the gift. What Augustin has
no desire to do is take the Saxon woman to wife. When the
king insists, Augustin knows he has no choice but to
acquiesce, so he reluctantly agrees to marry Eyreka, even
if he is attracted to her. After all, Augustin swore he
would never marry again when he lost his beloved Monique in
Now that they are wed, Eyreka and Augustin are forced to
work together in order to get their people to get along
together for the betterment of Merewood Keep. What they end
up fighting more than any prejudice on the parts of their
people is their attraction to each other.
Will the Saxons and Normans ever get along together? What
of the attraction between Augustin and Eyreka? Will they
continue to fight it, or will they give in to it? What will
happen if they do? What of Augustin's daughter? Will she
THE SAXON BRIDE is a heartwarming historical romance. C. H.
Admirand has obviously researched the period before
beginning this story as I was instantly transported back in
time, and I love historical romances. The troubles between
Saxon and Norman come to life in this tale. And I have to
admit, I find I like having an older heroine for a change.
But what really made this story enjoyable is the realistic
way the author dealt with the attraction between Augustin
and Eyreka. No romance is complete without the heartfelt
sigh at the end, and this one really delivered that for me.
I highly recommend this story to all lovers of historical
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted February 20, 2011