Another historic romance on the blog today, this one with a tiny twist: rather than the omnipresent Regency era stories, Sarah Hegger’s Sir Arthur’s Legacy series is medieval in setting. Please read on for my review of My Lady Faye, check out the excerpt and tour stops to see what other reader’s thought about the title and be sure to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win one of the awesome prizes: a $50 Amazon Gift card, two (2) $20 Amazon Gift cards and one of five (5) copies of Sweet Bea: Sir Arthur’s Legacy #1 in print for US, eBook for International winners.
In Sweet Bea, Hegger’s trajectory for the hero was most striking, taking him from disreputable and unlikeable to better understood. No such issue in My Lady Faye, as both characters arrive with instant empathy points: Faye has suffered in an abusive marriage and Gregory is a man who fought for years as a knight, foregoing his own desires to become a monk, and ignoring his affections for Faye.
I really did enjoy the development of this story: Faye’s ability to survive years of abuse, and her family’s willingness to go against tradition of the time and offer her and her two sons refuge gave instant heart to the story. And then there is Gregory: honorable and upstanding, he’s put off his own desires to fulfill the needs of others, and the time has come for him to follow his own dreams.
But upon Faye’s return, he realizes that his attraction for Faye never declined, and even has grown over the years, recognizing her strength and determination. She’s sworn off men, but Gregory is different. When her son is taken, the two head off to recover him, and their relationship is rekindled. Slowly the two open up and redefine their own potential as a couple, and the story is a wonderful journey.
Easily read by itself, readers will find a benefit in understanding and adapting to language flow, recurring characters and the “feel” of the time reading this series in order. Although it isn’t necessary, Sweet Bea feeds nicely into this story, and you will see Hegger’s ability to develop characters that keep you glued to the pages. A wonderful story for fans of historic romance, and those who want something that is unique and intriguing.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Title: My Lady Faye
Author: Sarah Hegger
Series: Sir Arthur's Legacy #2
Also in this series: Conquering William, Roger's Bride
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Lyrical Press
Published on: 1 September 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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The fair Lady Faye has always played the role allotted her. Yet the marriage her family wanted only brought her years of abuse and heartache. Now, finally free of her tyrannical husband, she is able to live her own life for the first time. But someone from the past has returned. Someone she has never been able to forget.
After years of servitude as a warrior for King and Country, Gregory is now free to pursue his own path: to serve God by becoming a monk. The only thing stopping him is Faye. Gregory has loved Faye since the moment he saw her. But their love was not meant to be. How can he serve God when his heart longs for her? He can neither forsake God nor the woman he loves.
When Faye’s son is kidnapped, Gregory answers her family’s call for help, only to find that even in the most dangerous of circumstances, neither can fight their forbidden attraction. An attraction that now burns brighter than ever before. And it is only a matter of time until it consumes them both.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.