Sunday, July 19, 2020
BOOK REVIEW- The Handfasting (The Knights of de Ware Book 0.5) by Glynnis Campbell *
A French knight betrothed to a Highland heiress falls in love with his spirited bride, then realizes he's been tricked into wedding the wrong sister.
When Sir Noël de Ware comes from France to claim his betrothed—the most beautiful heiress in the Highlands—he's sure he's been given the best holiday gift ever…until he discovers the spirited lass he's wedded and bedded is not the right sister. Ysenda of Rivenloch never intended to be a counterfeit bride, and when she begins to fall in love with her handsome husband, she becomes trapped in her own deception. Only true love and a Yuletide wish can set things straight and grant them a happily ever after. AMAZON LINK
What a charming, emotional story. Oh, it had it's sad moments in it too. Like how Ysenda's father, the laird treated his physically deformed son. He treated him like an he's an idiot. The laird mocks him and encourages others to do the same.
Ysenda must handfast with Sir Noel pretending to be Cathalan, or her beloved brother, Cambeul, will lose his life. Ysenda knows that it is no idle threat that her father is making.
It was really easy to like Noel and see that he is a man of honor. I also liked how he interacted with Ysenda. Yes, there is an quick attraction between the two.
I felt like this was a pretty full story story for something with a shorter amount of pages. There is humor in the story which I always enjoy. And it comes to a smile worthy ending!