Independent and headstrong, Elizabeth of Bredon wants only to become a nun, but her journey to the convent of St. Anne's threatens her choice. It's not the escort of holy friars who tempt her, but the man they are taking to do penance for his many sins. Elizabeth has heard whispers about Prince William's treatment of women--the king's only son is a man well schooled in deception, cruelty and murder--yet she cannot entirely resist his charms.But when the journey takes a treacherous turn, masks of deception fall and there is no safe place but in the wicked prince's arms. With treachery drawing near, they are soon racing against time, murderous revenge...and their own sinful desires.
On her way to the Shrine of St. Anne to become a nun and avoid being subject to the brutal whims of men, independent Elizabeth of Bredon finds herself in the same entourage with the notoriously evil Prince William, bastard son of King John, who is headed for St. Anne's to atone for his sins. But something about William doesn't tally with the stories Elizabeth has heard; as one small act of kindness follows after another, she begins to wonder who he really is. This dark, passionate romance takes a former Crusader seeking absolution for wartime sins and a noblewoman too intelligent and strong-willed for the times, makes them a target of a deceptively beautiful sociopath, and, in true Stuart style, spins a sensual tale of vengeance and retribution. Noted for her edgy, intense, limit-testing romances, Stuart is a member of the RWA Hall of Fame. She lives in Vermont. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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July 30, 2004
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