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Siege of the Heart

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  12 reviews
He fought for king and country, but that battle was nothing compared to the one he’ll wage for a woman’s heart.

Still reeling from the news of her father’s death during the Norman Conquest, Isabel Dumont is unprepared when trouble arrives at the castle gates. Alexandre d’Èvreux, a Norman knight with close ties to England’s new king, has arrived to secure the land and the
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Published April 2014 by Lyrical Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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I love history. I've loved history even longer than I've loved romance, so when a historical romance gets the history wrong, or relies too much on outdated, uncreative perceived wisdom, I get a sinking feeling, almost as if I've been duped. I'm angry with myself for being taken in and wasting my valuable reading time.

Well, this one, provided through the publisher through netgalley, was NOT one of those! Yes, it had the feisty heroine, battling against type and expectations, and, yes, it had the
Regan Walker
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medieval
Great Debut and an Entertaining William the Conqueror Romance

This was Cyr’s debut novel and it’s a well-written, entertaining story from the time of William the Conqueror.

The story is set in the south of England, beginning in December 1066, a few months after the Battle of Hastings. Lady Isabel receives word her father, a thegn, while on his way to Hastings, died of wounds sustained at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, fighting for King Harold. And then a Norman knight, Alexandre d’Evreux, shows up
Apr 06, 2014 rated it liked it
This review is for a free ARC courtesy of Kensington Books via NetGalley.

The medieval setting comes to life, which I enjoyed, it was also accurate as far as I can tell and the story needed, and I thank the author for that.

William the conqueror has just succeed on the throne of England and Alex one of his Norman knights is rewarded with marriage to Isabel and claim on her lands.

The setting and idea was predictable, and most characters were one dimensional, except for Isabel.

I quite liked Isabel,
3.5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an unbiased and honest review

Its 1066, the Battle of Hastings has occurred and our heroine, Isabel Dumont, has just learned that her father has been killed and there is no word of her brother, oh and the Welsh are trying to take advantage of the chaos by encroaching on her lands. Isabel has a full plate to say the least. Isabel is not your typical damsel in distress; she lost her mother at a young age and as a consequence
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
**Originally written for Book Bliss book blog.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.**

Review: 4 stars
General: This book is a cute romantic read with all the wonderful elements of it's time period. I think my favorite part of the book was the time period itself. I love historicals for so many reasons but the top reason is I love to pretend I've been in the past and this book gave me a glimpse at a past I don't believe I've read before. I felt the plot really
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading this book by Elise Cyr. The book was exciting, never bored me and kept me reading. If you like Knights and their ladies you will fall in love with the characters. You have Alexandre d’Èvreux, a Norman knight who lays claim to the Dumont lands and the people. He wants peace between the Normans and the English. His King has rewarded him and the lovely daughter Isabel Dumont hand in marriage. But Isabel has secrets and her father's death would mean she ...more
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a gift. This book is a keeper for me and I do not say that lightly. This book was magnificent! I loved Alex and Isabel. This Norman knight was determined to win her heart. Elise Cry created a masterpiece with Seige of the Heart. I would welcome a novel of Kendrick's story. The only thing I wish the author would have done was an Epilogue. I feel there was still more that could have been told, but this book was truly fantastic. I will read more from this author if it is ...more
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a medieval story that will capture your attention and pull you in deeper and deeper with every page. The details the author gives adds to the story and the feeling that you are there watching this story unfold. I loved the relationship dynamic between Isabelle and Alexandre. Can't wait to read more from the author.
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The romance between Isabelle and Alexandre was evenly paced, with enough tension to keep it interesting. I love knights and romance and this one definitely had the right mix. The book was well written and kept me interested until the end.

I would recommend this book to anyone.
Interesting, quick read. Written in a basic English not relevant to the time period but still entertaining.
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
parts of it were okay. not enough history, and it seemed fairly generic.
Apr 02, 2014 added it
This book is fabulous. Incredibly well written and well researched. Isabel is my hero. I adore her.
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I’m a writer of historical romance.

I’ve always loved adventure, romance, and happy endings. I write primarily in the medieval period. Because there’s still so much we don’t know about that time in history, the writer’s imagination is essential for fleshing out the research and making it come to life on the page. Plus swords and castles are just plain fun.

I live in New Mexico with my husband and