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'The Saxon Bride' by Ashley York is book one in the "The Norman Conquest" series. This is the story of Rowena Godwinson and John of Normandy.
Rowena was 16 years of age she was the last one in her family of a defeated royal Saxon family. Rowena has been decreed to marry Norman knight, who were her families enemy. Rowena has no choice but to marry him. While being taking to the marriage ceremony she is threaten by words that her new husband is set to share her with his fellow men. This adds to her upset and when she meets John she is very upset and confrontational.
John the Norman Knight has been rewarded for his service with Rowena, her lands and a title. John is attracted to Rowena but after she becomes so confrontational he thinks it would not be safe to stay with her after they are married. So John goes off and does not come back for about three years.
Now Rowena has come to the realization that what she was told on her way to the marriage ceremony was false,but she still has issue with her husband just leaving her. John wasn't sure about how Rowena would greet him again but once he sees her again he is more attracted to her than before. Can they work out these hardship feelings and move forward to their happy ever after?
I really enjoyed this book and think that you will too!
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