Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 416 p.
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Eleanore of Ashlin had promised her life to God--until fate
intervened. With her brother''s untimely death, Eleanore becomes
the heiress of an estate vital to England''s defenses. Now she is
ordered by royal command to wed one of the king''s knights rather
than take her final vows. With resistant heart, but ever obedient
to King Stephen''s will, she complies.
Ranulf de Glandeville is all too aware that his innocent bride
wants no man; yet his patience, gentle hand, and growing love for
his spirited young wife soon awaken Eleanore to passions she never
knew. But their love will soon be threatened by a depraved woman
who will put Eleanore''s life in jeopardy--and the young bride''s
love to its greatest test. . . .