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The Fire and the Fury (Fire #4)
by Anita Mills
Immersed in England's dynastic war, the Rivaux family is making a dangerous move by abandoning Stephen of Blois to back the empress Matilda. Elizabeth of Rivaux, a 22-year-old widow, will do her bit by defending her father's castle Harlowe. Attacked on her way to the castle, Elizabeth is rescued by the Scottish Sir Giles (aka "the Butcher") of Moray. Safely delivered to Ha ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 382 pages
Published July 1991 by Onyx
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Amid the flames of royal revolt their hearts burned with a fierce, wild love... Raven-haired, emerald-eyed, no noblewoman in all Britain was more beautiful -- or more defiant -- than Elizabeth of Riveaux. She refused to accept any man after a disastrous first marriage left her with a secret shame. Now, as royal factions warred for England's throne, she galloped with her knights-in-arms toward Harlowe, the border castle that was her birthright. But out of the mists came a traitor's ambush -- and ...more
Nov 02, 2014 Ana rated it 4 of 5 stars
Beautifully written, The siege was as spectacular as was the touching love story between Giles and Elizabeth. But for awhile there, I despaired of Elizabeth, that her pride would not be able to overcome the disparity of her birth and Giles'. I also thoroughly enjoyed reading about other members of the family, some of whom are central to this story. Now on to the next chapter...
A great idea for drawing upon a powerful character down through the generations. Robert of Bellesme stalks the pages of this book which takes place long after he is dead. He haunts all the characters, particularly the heroine. This is the fleshing out of historical romance in an unforgettable way.
A former history and English teacher, Anita Mills turned to writing in the mid-1980's. After her regency romance SCANDAL BOUND was published followed by her highly acclaimed LADY OF FIRE, Anita Mills went on to enjoy an award filled career. Her historical novels and regency short stories are ranked among the best in their respective genres. The parents of four children, Anita and her husband Larry ...moreMore about Anita Mills...
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