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Lion's Bride by Iris Johansen
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bookshelves: historical-romance

When Thea of Dimas runs off from the slave shop of a silk merchant she finds herself at the mercy of a savage warrior who rescues her from certain death in the desert. Thea is the only survivor of a brutal attack on the caravan that she had attached herself to as she sought to reach Damascus and the hope of a better life. Once there she would be able to send for her younger sister. An accomplished needlewoman, she is hoping to set up her own silk shop.

But Lord Ware of Dundragon, her rescuer, is a complex man; one who is on the hit list of the Knights Templar. He doesn't wish to become close to this girl, Thea, in order to spare her from being associated with him and thus putting her in harm's way. It is his intent to get her well and send her on her way.

Somewhere in all this mess, Ware and Thea begin to bond and soon the dark warrior lord is aware that the woman has become his true love and his Achilles' heel.

Lots of soul-searching for both Ware and Thea, a secondary romance for Thea's sister Selene with Ware's friend Kadar, a stunning backdrop for a locale, lots of action thrown in for good measure and you have an Indiana Jones-like story that anyone would enjoy.

Falls just short of 5 stars due to some spots of slow movement within the story line

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