A Vow to Keep

A Vow to KeepEngland 1245 Sir Royce De Bremont Has Spent His Entire Life Plotting Revenge Against His Traitorous Uncle Kidnapping The Man S Bride To Be Brings Royce One Step Closer To Fulfilling His Vow Of Vengeance.Lady Alyna Of Montvue Has No Desire To Marry Nor To Become A Pawn In A Game Of Vengeance Her Only Wish Is To Find A Safe Place To Raise The Orphan Gifted With Second Sight She Vowed To Protect.The Beautiful Lady And Her Precocious Son Make Royce Long For A Family Of His Own, Yet Until He Reclaims His Birthright, He Has Little To Offer Them Alyna Soon Realizes This Bold Knight Has Captured Her Heart But Fears She S Merely Part Of His Plan For Revenge As Passions Rise, Royce Must Choose Vengeance Or Love.Available On Kindle, Nook, Kobo, IBooks, And In Paperback. She turned her head as Royce sat down on the step beside her I was wondering where you d gone His warm gray eyes held hers with an intensity that took her breath away Only to you, my lady First thing first, written well and obviously had an editor on the job Not always a given for a Kindle freebie, many thanks Except for mentions of chain mail and swords, didn t feel the time period It frankly got a bit boring, predicta
There s a knight with gorgeous gray eyes, a determined heroine, an adorable boy, layered secondary characters, suspense, treachery, sacrifice, everlasting love, and one explicit sex scene It s set in 1249, in England, told in 3rd person This medieval romance echoes the style of Julie Garwood and to less extent Judith McNaught Similarities and differences outlined further below, along with minor quibbles.Plot Lady Alyna and her adopted child Nicholas are kidnapped by Lord Royce to prevent her from wedding his treacherous uncle Royce, his knights, and his liege lord Alyna s grandfather strive to bring his uncle down by revealing his treasonous actions to King Henry III Royce also plans to regain his lands from his murderous uncle Little Nicholas is a seer, and so is another character, so their insights and visions help to outwit the weasel.How is this book reminiscent of a Julie Garwood historical, you ask The beautiful, courageous heroine brings peace and light to a crumbling castle, sweeping away the cobwebs, adding savory spices to the tasteless menu, tending an herb garden, healing the sick, etc You see Patterned on The Bride where the heroine is a healer, tending and reviving a dying soldier as Alyna tended Matthew in this book Alyna cleans the castle, repa
Okay, I m normally NOT a Medieval romance girl NOT This was good There s wit, there s charm It s a pages fly by with your feet up on a bad day kind of book.The thing that separated it out for me was the subplot with the annoying and incompetent relative who s set herself up as the chatelaine at Alayna s grandfather s house I wanted her dead This is going to sound strange, and I don t know how better to put it, but that subplot was like an exorcism of a bad day at an office job, set in the 1200s You KNOW this woman You ve worked with her She takes all the credit, shifts all the blame, can t get anything done, has a ton of excuses, and won t get out of the way so the people who can do their jobs, can do them Maybe it makes me a petty person, but I really enjoyed her getting a setdown It s been a while since I ve had to deal with that type, but it was still just as satisfying as if I d been trying not to strangle someon
Medieval romances just need to be back IN because I ve missed reading them If you love Julie Garwood Joanna Lindsey Judith McNaught or some of the other old school, knights and castles authors you will enjoy this book This also has a touch of magic and a romance that builds perfectly The voice is soft and subtle, the characters are strong, self reliant and very wounded, the medieval world is there but doesn t overshadow the story I also love when characters have to battle themselves and chose love over things like revenge, or safety I love stories where the characters have to trust others besides themselves and of course chose love in order to do that This story delivers It was great to be on vacation, and wander through time with this story Royce is as hot as he is on the cover not gonna lie, I love a good cover and Alyna, the heroine is interesting, sassy and very protective of her ch
Having read and loved all of Julie Garwood and Judith McNaught s medieval romances I thought it was highly unlikely I d ever find another author equal to their high standards I am happy to say I was wrong I enjoyed A Vow to Keep as much as I did any of their books This is an incredibly good book It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a medieval romance as much as I did with this book It reminds me a great deal of my favourite Julie Garwood book Ransom In both books there is an adorable little boy who brought so much to the story I loved Nicholas as much as I did Alec in Ransom A Vow to Keep is a well written book that held my attention from start to finish The characters are believable and it was a delight to follow the deve
Reviewed by AndreaBook provided by the authorOriginally posted at Romancing the BookA lot of historical romances I ve read start off slow, introducing you to characters and set the scene A Vow To Keep starts off with a bang, which I loved Lady Alyna has been asked to raise an orphan who has been gifted with second sight She takes on the task with gusto, hoping to provide a home and family for the little boy who is now motherless When it has been revealed that Lady Alyna is to marry a man she despises and her son is not welcome, she takes her fate into her own hands and plans to run away to her grandfather s house with the hope that he can protect her Luckily for her, Royce, a knight in her grandfather s employ, has been tasked with kidnapping Alyna and rushing her to a far away castle On the way, Royce and Alyna fall in love and like most romances, they fight their feelings for most of the rest of the story.Royce is an interestin
I really enjoyed this book as an escape from my normal genre reads The characters were real, making you love Royce and Alyna and dislike the villains won t spoil who The romantic tension was there throughout and the story made me want to read on The Medieval period was a perfect setting for the standard night in shining armor ta
Gahhh This was a total bore No doubt it was well written but it s the same old historical love story Really tiresome Started to skim read at about 70% onwards i didn t miss much considering the same plot is in every other HRs But hey, if you re in the mood, you could still try this freebie. I received the book as a winner of a giveaway in exchange of an honest review. Intriguing start, nice plot, magnificent characters. very nicely written. i finished the book in one sitting Looking forward for the other two books of the Vengeance Triology. A Vow to Keep was a great story I loved the characters and the ending Lana Williams is a great author and I look forward to reading by her.