Rumors at Court Royal Weddings #3 review Ô 0

review Rumors at Court Royal Weddings #3

Rumors at Court Royal Weddings #3 review Ô 0 ß [Reading] ➸ Rumors at Court Royal Weddings #3 Author Blythe Gifford – Wed by royal command Widow Valerie of Florham wants nothing than to forget her abusive marriage and live peacefully at the mercy of no man She'd never have dreamed of a liaison with handsomeReamed of a liaison with handsome Sir Gil Wolford but then comes a royal decree they must wedGil craves military conuest in Castile far from his haunted past Marriage to Lady Valerie. The book was surprisingly compelling even give very simple prose and painfully straightforward plotting I'm such a sucker for stories of palace intrigue and this delivered Plus this fed into my new medieval SpainAndalusia obsession

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Wed by royal command Widow Court Royal PDFEPUB #196 Valerie of Florham wants nothing than to forget her abusive marriage and live peacefully at the mercy of no man She'd never have d. Miss Bates is a fan of Gifford’s medieval set romances Rumors is set among the machinations and intrigue of Edward III’s court One of Gifford’s many appeals is her hero’s and heroine’s place among royalty and aristocracy Though not of peasant descent they are always subject to the whims of the royals they serve Decisions are made for them even by benign lords and masters such as the ones featured in RumorsThe romance opens as John of Gaunt Edward III’s third son marries Constance of Castile and becomes in potentia King of Castile once he wins it back from the present king Gifford’s hero Sir Gilbert Wolford is a man of war who yearns to return to Castile retake the kingdom and make his life there Gifford’s heroine is the widowed Lady Valerie Scargill John decides one of his greatest warriors Gilbert should marry and who better than the genteel Lady Valerie Valerie and Gilbert both have reasons for being averse to this marriage but the royal’s word is law and their lives not their own They agree to marry despite the emotional impediments to their marriage becoming a love match Rumors At Court is a slow moving melancholic romance yet one Miss Bates enjoyed Valerie and Gilbert are unhappy; their HEA uietly happy but hard won and worthy of celebration Valerie’s sadness doesn’t stem from her recent widowhood but from lack of sorrow for her husband’s death Sir Ralph Scargill was an abusive cheat Valerie’s barren state only brought on of his contempt and abuse Her solace was her land inherited from her mother and tended with love and knowledge until she is summoned to tend John’s new wife and “ueen” Constance of Castile Gilbert’s unhappiness originates in his mother’s family’s criminal blasphemous reputation He has worked in the royals’ military service to make up for it his whole life and works eually hard to maintain the chivalric code When he and Valerie are affianced and eventually married her fear and close mouthed stiffness clash with his private shame “his tainted past” and wish to honour and protect Valerie of the “sad dark eyes” Gifford beautifully renders the unfolding of their mutual care and understandingGifford is a fine writer subtly and gently developping Gilbert and Valerie’s blossoming relationship Rumors At Court is not a sexy romance where hero and heroine connect emotionally via physical congress The love scenes are few and closed door; Valerie after Scargill’s abuse is a puzzling reluctant lover Valerie and Gil’s love is established with conversation where they seek to understand each other to enable them to build a life together; one of the loveliest this exchange“So again what do you like to do” He hoped desperately that it would be something he knew something of Puzzlement As if no one had ever asked her the uestion And then she paused thinking taking his uestion as genuine“I like to grow things” she said finally with a nod of her head“Grow” She had already spoken of crops What could she mean now “Like herbs” Her cheeks reddened“Flowers” A smile Soft involuntary “I like

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Rumors at Court Royal Weddings #3Is the last thing he should want yet both have truths to hide Rumors at ePUB #10003 from the rumormongers at court They have no choiceand once wed the marriage bed changes everythin. The book is engaging and well paced The romance is nicely developed I thoroughly enjoyed it