Lady Isabel is just twelve years old when Lord Chetwynd rescues her from being raped by warriors in his company. When they meet eight years later, each has a good reason for entering an arranged marriage. Together, they embark on a perilous journey to the court of King Louis. On the way, danger from enemies on the journey brings them closer together; when they arrive at court, rivalry and intrigue nearly parts them. Ultimately, however, they survive these trials through their own native wit and charm—and gain new respect and love for one another.
Rich with historical detail and drama, Song of Isabel is a compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue.
Ok, I read this book in one sitting (or night since I read before I go to bed). I thought this was gonna be a straight historical fiction when in fact it was a standard hero saves heroine but with the twist being that Lady Isabel is more then capable of saving herself and Lord Chetwynd. She manages to escape kidnappers, manages to get out of a queen’s snare, and save her husband from a king’s hatred.
Don’t get me wrong, Lord Chetwynd and Lady Isabel need and love each other even though they start as a marriage of convenience it turns into a love match. The author leaves you hanging so hopefully there is more to their story. If you like romance novels in historical times then you will enjoy this one.
I received this book from Net Galley for this review.