Friday, February 13, 2009

By Amanda Scott

Lady Sibylla Cavers is a lovely, very marriageable nineteen-year-old, but she has rejects all three candidates her beleaguered father  presents to her.    One of the three spurned suitors, Lord Simon Murray, vows vengeance.  

The plot thickens, as they say, when Sibylla is out riding alone one day close to the River Tweed.  She hears the cries of a drowning child and rides into the river to save the child.  She underestimates the river's powerful current and both Sibylla and the child are both swept away.  Lord Simon Murray with his men are nearby and also hear the cries of the child.  The once spurned suitor finds himself in the position to not only save Sibylla's life, but to also get revenge.

In medieval Scotland, there were border wars with England.  The political situation plays an important  role in this historical romance novel.  The reader will learn about the manners and etiquette of the times, as well as how political maneuvering affected the lives of the people.

This is a fascinating and interesting novel.  I like historical romance and Amanda Scott does a wonderful job with this one.  What do you think?

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