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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Bound to the Warrior by Barbara Phinney

My review today is on the Love Inspired Historical, Bound to the Warrior. This was the first book in a series about the middle ages. I had read the second and the third book but was thrilled when Barbara sent me the first one. It was great to see how the whole story came about. I love stories about middle ages. I'm glad I didn't have to live then but I enjoy reading about them. This book is like all of Barbara's books; well written, full of adventure, and a weaving of faith throughout her work like a tapestry. I know you will love this book.

Widowed Lady Ediva Dunmow had just buried her husband when the new Norman King sent for her only to force her into another loveless marriage. Her first husband had been abusive and cruel. She had no desire to marry another man and certainly a huge warrior. She had promised her people she would protect them but after her marriage someone was threatening her and her people if she didn't kill her Norman husband.

Baron Adrien de Ries is a soldier not a land owner and certainly not husband material for the beautiful Saxon Lady but he must do as his king commands. He takes the widow as his wife and moves to her Keep Dunmow. He soon realizes he is unqualified to have the care of the Keep but falls in love with the people who now depend on him. He begins to court his wife but soon finds someone is trying to kill her. Will he be able to protect her?

A journey of two people forced together in an unwanted marriage. One fears for her life as she blames God for all the horrors she has gone through and the other prays for God to reveal Himself to his wife and show her His love. Can he make her understand how important it is to forgive? A great book!


  1. Thank you so much! I am so thrilled you enjoyed the book. You have a wonderful knack for getting to the core of a story.

    1. Sorry it took so long for me to comment on your comment. Life is a little hectic right now.. I loved your book and appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.. God bless you!