Hello again! As I said, I’m doing one book per day this week. Today’s is The Yielding by Tamara Leigh, and before I get into my thoughts about the second book in the series, how ’bout a little more info on the story.
SHE HAD KILLED A MAN. OR SO IT WAS SAID…
Convent-bound Lady Beatrix Wulfrith is determined to aid her sister in escaping marriage to their family’s enemy. Unaware of the sacrifice that awaits her, she leads their pursuers astray only to meet with an accident that forever alters her destiny and takes the life of a young knight whose brother vows he will not rest until the lady is brought to justice.
Lord Michael D’Arci is a warrior and a womanizer whose foul mouth and impatience bode ill for all who trespass against him. Falsely accused of ravishment years earlier, he refuses to believe Lady Beatrix’s accusations against his deceased brother. However, when he finds himself at the mercy of that same woman who clings to her convictions and faith even when it threatens to prove her undoing, his quest for justice wavers.
And now for my thoughts:
The second book of the Age of Faith series boldly follows the first, continuing the family saga with yet another delightful adventure. Just as the first, Tamara Leigh is brilliant in her language choices, keeping it easily readable but archaic, helping the reader immerse into the world. The adventure continues, filled with heart-pounding action scenes mixed in a political struggle between two powerful families. Beatrix is a gentle girl with a good heart, more than willing to help her family, but also quite intelligent. I love how smart she is, working hard to figure out the truth of the man whose death she caused, even if she doesn’t know it herself. Then there’s Michael, also fiercely loyal, but wary of women, and an intellect rarely challenged by anyone. I enjoyed reading their interactions, the intelligent banter and attempts to outsmart the other, especially when their animosity slowly recedes. But, even as Michael sets aside his vengeance, there are more powerful forces who’d love nothing more than to destroy the Wulfriths. Can Beatrix learn the truth in time, or will she still be doomed to die? This is a wonderful tale of adventure and danger, an enjoyable romance, and a great continuation of the Wulfrith clan’s tales.
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