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The Lily and the Sword (Medieval #1)

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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

Kindle Edition, 388 pages
Published (first published 2002)
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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
Books like this one are the reason my line between dreaming and reality of love is blurred! Loved it! :)
Mostly enjoyable read. Great beginning and ending but the middle got bogged down. (view spoiler) ...more
I loved this and could not put it down great author
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.
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.
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...
Ignore the cheesy old school cover. This book isn't terrible. Perfect mindless summer reading.
There's nothing like a good old fashioned historical romance to clear one's mind.
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