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Wed by royal commandWidow Valerie of Florham wants nothing than to forget her abusive marriage and live peacefully at the mercy of no man She’d never have dreamed of. A romance with a surprising amount of depth and complexity in characterization especially on the part of the heroine Gifford's research was impeccable as ever and overall it was a very good historical romance with a much greater emphasis on the history than on the slowish romance

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Rumours at Court Royal Weddings Book 3Lerie is the last thing he should want yet both have truths to hide from the rumour mongers at court They have no choiceand once wed the marriage bed changes everythin. Blythe often stays too close to the painful realities of womanhood of the medieval era she writes of This one however worked for my modern sensibilities Took a painful reality and made it flow into healing Loved it

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Download ò Rumours at Court Royal Weddings Book 3 Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Wed by royal commandWidow Valerie of Florham wants nothing than to forget her abusive marriage and live peacefully at the mercy of no man She’d never have dreamed of a liaison with handsome Sir Gil Wolford but then comeA liaison with handsome Sir Gil Wolford but then comes a royal decreethey must wedGil craves military conuest in Castile far from his haunted past Marriage to Lady Va. I think my love for historical romance is pretty well known to anyone who reads my reviews by now but I admit to a particular soft spot for historical romances that weave in actual historical personages and events into the storyline Sharon Kay Penman's Welsh Princes trilogy is perhaps the most shining example of the type and if you enjoyed those you'll absolutely love this Rumors at Court though it should be Rumours with a u this is set in England is centred around a fictional couple Valerie of Florham and Sir Gil Wolford Valerie is a lady in waiting to Constanza rightful ueen of Castile lately married to John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster a son of Edward III and the father of the Lancastrian dynasty which included Henry IV V and VI AND the father of the York and Tudor dynasties father to a ueen of Portugal AND a ueen of Castile John of Gaunt was a busy kinda guy and one of my favourite historical figures Constanza takes a liking to Valerie recently widowed and takes her into her household Valerie's former husband was a brutish sort and she is than happy to serve the ueen rather than be ordered to marry again Sir Gil Wolford is one of John of Gaunt's most trusted knights a capable warrior and commander Ordered to marry Valerie he is aware that neither of them have any choice but is still determined to treat her gently and respectfully The story follows Valerie and Gil over the space of a year or so from an awkward first meeting through growing respect between them to their eventual marriage and beyond They were separated for weeks and months at a time due to the fact that they were at both at the mercy of the whims of their monarchs and the story does not gloss over this fact Blythe Gifford has a deft way with words taking a story that is in many ways rather melancholic John of Gaunt was in love with a lady named Katherine Swynford who was also in Constanza's household AWKWARD and giving it a hopeful air making Gil and Valerie front and centre in the story That's no easy feat considering the other extremely compelling characters in the narrative I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading Blythe Gifford's other works She really knows her history and she weaves a compellingly realistic tale of love in the Middle Ages Five starsDisclaimer I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley