The featured book today – Word of Honor – is the first book in The Knights of Valor series by Lauren Linwood.
Brief overview of the series to date:
The Knights of Valor is the first historical romance series written by Lauren Linwood after nine previous standalone novels. It takes place in 14th century Medieval England and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance will focus on honor and the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.
Word of Honor, the first book in the series, introduces Lord Geoffrey de Montfort and his bride, Merryn Mantel. This couple will get their happily ever after and appear in subsequent books in order to tie the series together.
Future books will spotlight the love stories of Geoffrey’s cousin and best friend Raynor; his two nieces Elysande and Avelyn; and his twins Alys and Ancel de Montfort.
Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort have loved each other since childhood. Once betrothed, Geoffrey leaves for the wars in France for five long years. Upon his return, the two marry and spend one blissful night consummating their love and making plans for their future.
But her new husband vanishes the next day without a trace. Merryn grieves for almost seven years—and then Geoffrey returns to her—changed from the boy and man she knew and worshipped. This stranger refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away for so long.
Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Merryn and Geoffrey recapture the love they once shared?
The book is already receiving great reviews including this one.
I am a huge fan of Lauren Linwood, and I couldn’t wait for her to launch her first series. Needless to day, she delivered in a huge way with Word of Honor! In this story, we are introduced to dashing knight Geoffrey de Montfort and his lady, Merryn Mantel, who have loved each other since childhood. Rare for this time, it was a true love match. Merryn waits for Geoffrey to return from the war in France, and once he does, they marry. Passion ignites between the two lovers, and we know this is a marriage that will not only be full of passion but true love.
But happiness is short-Geoffrey disappears soon after their wedding day, leaving Merryn absolutely devastated. She mourns for her love for seven years, learning to run the estate on her own, grieving for her true love every night. But when Geoffrey returns, something is obviously very, very wrong. He is like a different man. Seven years has changed both of them. Can their love grow once again? Can Geoffrey overcome the trauma of his unspoken past?
Ms. Linwood weaves a tale that is utterly captivating. The passion, the suffering, the hope of love is all woven in the pages that are rich with description and feeling. I couldn’t put this book down! From historical detail to gut wrenching emotion to the believe that love can truly heal, this book has it all.
Cover Reveals for the next two books in the series.
Marked by Honor is available from July 6th and Code of Honour on October 5th 2016.
A selection of other books by Lauren Linwood
Buy all of Lauren’s books: Amazon author Page
About Lauren Linwood
Lauren Linwood became a teacher who wrote on the side to maintain her sanity in a sea of teenage hormones. Her historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren lives in a Dallas suburb with her family. An avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan, she manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.
Connect with Lauren on her websites, blogs and social media.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lauren-Linwood/e/B00CSSG8BC
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091840.Lauren_Linwood
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