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The Lily and the Sword (Medieval #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  371 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Trapped in an old Saxon church, Lady Lily is dragged from her hiding place to the very feet of the warrior who's been hunting for her—Radulf, the King's Sword, a man whose name all speak in fear. Yet when she looks into his coal-black eyes, it is not fear that makes her tremble...but desire. So she lies to save her life—and prays to save her heart.

Even though some instinct
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2002)
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Oct 30, 2008 Holly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This medieval lite story is set during The Harrying of the North in 1070 and Lady Lily is caught in the middle during that tumultuous and savage time. All the men in her life have used and betrayed her and now she is the only one left to face King William's wrath. Using her wits she hides and evades capture until her hiding place is found and she is brought before the great warrior known as the King's Sword. Destined to be enemies, these two form an instantaneous attraction and pretty soon they ...more
Lily is being hunted for crimes that her deceased husband committed using her name. When discovered by Radulf, her pursuer, in a church that she had hoped to find sanctuary in she makes a quick lie and ends up traveling with him as he continues his search for her. Once Radulf discovers her deception he takes her before the King and is given permission to marry her. Still operating under the assumption that Lily is the cause for her previous husbands misdeeds Radulf struggles to fight his growing ...more
Mostly enjoyable read. Great beginning and ending but the middle got bogged down. (view spoiler) ...more
Enjoyed this one a lot, set in the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of England - Radulf is the King's Sword, a legendary enforcer of Norman justice who seeks the widow of a rebel Norman lord, the Lady Wilfreda, or Lily. Their story is like good Chinese take out - both sweet and sour and leaves you hungry in a few hours.
Apr 04, 2012 Syndi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was a good romance story however I would have liked to see more depth to the characters. Radulf's shortcomings and emotional problems were often addressed however Lily's emotions could have been developed further. All in all I felt as though the author were rushing through the book and that she didn't give the readers enough time to get properly acquainted with the characters.
read it from their wedding(i.e second half).it was okay.with regular arguments and all.though i do think the h shudn't have held on to her pride so long...still it was enjoyable...
Susan (the other Susan)
His euphemism throbbed. Hers wept. That's about it.
May 28, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Ignore the cheesy old school cover. This book isn't terrible. Perfect mindless summer reading.
Oct 12, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this and could not put it down great author
Dec 28, 2014 Tonya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Books like this one are the reason my line between dreaming and reality of love is blurred! Loved it! :)
Dec 10, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's nothing like a good old fashioned historical romance to clear one's mind.
I read this awhile back and have in on ebook somewhere. I really enjoyed it. I wish I could find and I would read it again.
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