Never before published-from the New York Times bestselling author of Infamous
The daughter of Jory de Warenne and lady-in-waiting to Queen Isabelle, the spirited Brianna de Beauchamp is betrothed to the distinguished Lincoln Robert de Warenne, but yearns for a deeper passion. When she meets the dark and dangerous Wolf Mortimer-a man who possesses the Celtic gift of second sight-she finds it impossible not to surrender to his fierce desire. And when Wolf’s father-the queen’s lover, Roger Mortimer-is imprisoned in the Tower of London, she finds herself swept on an adventure that not only puts her heart in peril, but jeopardizes the life of the man who could be her destiny…
Striking silver-gilt hair and pale green eyes give Marjory de Warenne the looks of an angel. The better to hide her willful spirit. In spite of every warning, this headstrong lady-in-waiting has given her heart to notorious Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, a man feared on the battlefield—and in matters of seduction….Then Jory’s guardians, who have chosen a more suitable husband for her, make her believe that Guy has betrayed her. Yet as England’s bravest men ride off to put down the Welsh rebellion, Jory’s thoughts are with the one gallant knight she can never forget—and the passion that will one day be rekindled amid the march of history….
With over five million copies of her novels in print, New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley has enchanted readers worldwide. Now she sweeps us back to an intensely romantic, tumultuous time in Scottish history. . . .
When Lynx de Warenne, Edward Plantagenet’s most prized warrior, invaded Dumfries castle, he took possession of Jane Leslie’s home—and soon wanted something more from the headstrong lass. Desperate for an heir, he proposed a handfasting: a Scottish custom whereby a man can lawfully take a woman into his bed, then, after a year and a day, the couple can either wed or part. Any child of that union is deemed legitimate. Jane had no choice but to surrender to the invader’s knowing touch. . . .
Fearless on the battlefield, Lynx was afraid to love. But Jane slowly stole into his heart. And as the fires of war raged around them, amid treacherous foes and brilliant intrigues, who would have thought that two such unlikely partners would fall in love—or that their breathless passion for each other would outlast . . .