Jun 30, 2016
On #Thursday13 all about A Woman's Sword with @Karie Evans
#MFRWauthor Karie Evans has been studying medieval England for over twenty years. A huge fan of medieval romance, Karie decided to use her extensive studies to pen the perfect angst-ridden love story between two people who should not be together.
A Woman's Sword
Young Jules Westbrook, countess of Somerset, falls head over heels for her older brother Daniel's best friend. A surprise ambush on Ethan's home by the Scottish rogue, Sir Kilger, leaves Ethan's father dead and brother missing. When Daniel and Ethan's plan to rescue Hunt Ashleigh unravels, Daniel ends up dead at the hands of his best friend. Upon Ethan's return to Westbrook House Jules’ childhood love turns quickly to unabated hatred. Five years later, Ethan returns, hardened from war with the Scots as well as his own self-loathing. He sets his sights on his dead best friend's little sister, who has turned into a ravenous beauty with the mature soul of a warrior. Jules vows revenge upon the duke who forces Jules into marriage and sets them both on a roller coaster of hatred, love, betrayal, fear, and finally a resolution so surprising, neither Ethan nor Jules saw it coming.
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13 sentences from the novel
1. Never in her wildest imagination would she have believed that she would be ill fated enough to be forced into this marriage - this unholy alliance with her brother's murderer.
2. However, when her sword struck his shield with the force of a great man, he quickly changed his mind.
3. Ethan would never forgive himself if anything happened to Daniel.
4. He stared at this beautiful little creature standing before him possessing more courage than he had ever seen in any knight on the battlefield.
5. "I've always known that my life would be mercifully short..." he paused and cleared his throat, "…and untouched by love.
6. . "Jules, your brother is dead and his murderer stands before you now!"
7. He grabbed the shivering girl in a tight embrace, his hands running across her tense back, his lips pressed roughly against hers.
8. All those years ago, she had seen so much anger in him, but there was also such sweetness in his kind looks and the way he touched her - like she would break if he pressed too hard, very much the opposite of the way he touched her the day before, possessively and with little regard for her feelings.
9. She loathed this man, but she could not deny the strange stirring inside of her every time she saw him.
10. "The duke of Rocksavage," he continued.
11. "To my bride," he said, the look of a warrior who has just conquered a nation twinkling in his eyes.
12. He pulled her to him in a protective embrace, burying his head in her hair.
13. Ethan watched the water trickle down the length of the blade.
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