The Rose & the Shield
By Elaine Barbieri
Dorchester Pub. Co. Inc., March 1, 2009
His love could heal her heart.
After Norman raiders killed her family and confiscated their holdings, Rosamund of Hendsmille dressed as a lad and dreamed of revenge. But even roughly chopped hair and breeches could not disguise her extraordinary beauty. Soon she was in a more urgent kind of danger—until an injured stranger rode into her life and taught her to trust again.
Her tears could bring him to his knees.
He became her shadow, her fierce protector, her lover, but even as he won her heart, Dagan feared that he could never keep it. As a warrior, he would fight to have the woman he’d claimed as his own. But when she realized that the loyalty he’d sworn to her belonged equally to the king she loathed, would she relinquish her hatred to save their love?