|Emma, widowed after her husband's lingering illness, was headed for a convent when the message came from the king that she would, instead, be wedded to the son of Saxon noble. As a Norman knowing her duty, Emma did as she was told. Raedwulf, newly released from William the Conqueror's prison, was content to watch his little sister, Deorwynn, in her new marriage and hide away in his woodworking shop. He hadn't wanted a wife. It wasn't until the mistake was discovered, that she wasn't meant for him after all, did he have to decide if he wanted a wife who claimed she was only doing her duty or let her walk away.
.. As the third in The Conquerors series, the story of Emma and Raedwulf is wild and passionate. While Emma had accepted the nun's life as her future, she gets a second chance. This book is just as sexy as the first two books, but it goes into feelings and motivations more than the others. I really enjoyed the interplay between the two characters. Imprisoned at age 14, Raedwulf was a virgin but with the help of his experienced wife, he learned fast and became very inventive. A woman could do a lot worse than a craftsman who knew all about using his most precious tools.
Reviewer: Kathy F.