Friday Favorites is a weekly meme hosted here, that spotlights a favorite author, book, series, publisher, cover, blog, etc. Basically whatever bookish thing that you love, recommend, and want to tell others about. Just pick one and link up to my post each Friday to share. You can use the graphic I used above, the other one here, or your own.
This week I've decided to spotlight an old favorite of mine. I don't know that I was expecting a lot when I picked this up back in 2009. It was a book my mom had on her shelves that she had picked up from one of her ANWA (American Night Writers Association) conventions. My mom has been working on her writing for years and I think she is so brave. It's tough alone to try to write something, but then even harder to take to a group of ladies (some of which are published) and let them critique it over and over. Anyway, this was one of the books she had and I grabbed it to read on one of my visits. I was so very pleasantly surprised because I absolutely loved it!
by Joyce DiPastena
YA Historical Romance
November 1st 2008 by Leatherwood Press
In twelfth-century France, King Henry II of England has just finished crushing a rebellion by his power-hungry sons and now seeks to tame the lawless barons who supported them in this corner of his “Angevin empire.” To this end, the king has sent the Earl of Gunthar as his royal representative to ensure that Prince Richard and his former cohorts faithfully adhere to the terms of the peace treaty.
Far from being welcomed with open arms, Gunthar no sooner steps foot in the county of Poitou than he is greeted by a series of assassination attempts. All appear to be linked to the former rebellious prince through the agents of the family and friends of young Heléne de Laurant. A clever, intrepid young woman, she realizes that the only way to prove her loved ones’ innocence is by exposing the true assassin. Heléne races against time—and dark secrets of the past—to unmask the killer before the kingdom plunges back into war.
Fierce determination gives way to mutual attraction as Heléne and Gunthar spar over the identity of the traitor. But their blinding magnetism almost causes them to overlook an even deadlier threat from an entirely unexpected direction.
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Just an FYI that this is only $5 from Barnes and Noble. I think it is definitely worth that. I will probably be giving away a copy in a future giveaway. Have your read this? Do you have a favorite to share this week?