"vivid fifteenth century romance"
In 1483, the Earl of Bellville lies dying when Lady Riley
D?Aubere visits him to collect the debt he owes her.
Twenty years earlier, she freed the earl from
incarceration. Since Riley's husband was branded a
traitor, the family estate reverts to the crown once she
dies leaving her daughter nothing. Riley obtains the
Earl's signature on a contract that marries Lynette to the
dying man's son.
When Devon Seward learns about his deceased father's final
act, he becomes irate for he does not want to be married to
anyone. Instead he believes the contract is non-binding
and plans to find a spouse for Lynette even if he has to
pay the dowry price. Lynette does not want to be wed
either so she runs away, but he follows. When they meet
she thinks he is a hunter. As they fall in love and the
truth of his identity surfaces, both struggle to survive as
two rival factions use them as pawns in an attempt to gain
The sense that the reader is in the late fifteenth century
flows throughout the wonderful historical romance turning
HEART OF A HUNTER into a superior tale than usual. The
story line is fast-paced as the lead characters struggle
with what their parents have wrought as well as the outside
terror. Though Devon's duplicity seems out of character,
he is a heroic individual while his intended is an intrepid
person. The sequel to the powerful HEART OF A WARRIOR
(Riley's story) proves how good Betty Davidson is with her
vivid fifteenth century romances.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 16, 2002