Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
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Friday, June 16, 2017

The Vexing by Tamara Leigh

My review today is on The Vexing. This is the sixth book of the Age of Faith: A Medieval Romance Series. I have waited for this story and I am thrilled with the book. Tamara, I must say you did Sir Durand justice. I loved the book and really look forward to The Awakening. This book takes place in the twelfth century, a time I love to read about it but would not like to live there.

Sir Durand Marshal is in the Queen's Personal Guard. He is known by her as her Gallant Monk although it is not a good title for the handsome knight. He has a dishonorable past concerning women and the queen is aware of it. He is trying to make it up to those whom he has dishonored. He doesn't understand that he has already been forgiven by the ones he had harmed. He is on his way to meet the king and queen when he runs into a group Count Verielle's men pursuing a young woman and her three knights on the King's land. He tries to rescue the woman only to be attacked by her. He must throw her to the ground or lose his seat and both be trampled by his warhorse. They take the woman and her men to the Queen but they refuses to tell him her name or her business in crossing the king's land. The woman is vexing and he wants no part of her. When he hears that her name is Beatrix the same as his beloved he almost becomes sick. Only to be told that he must escort the woman to her father.

Lady Beatrix, known as the Vestral Wife and now the Vestral Widow as she was married to a man old enough to be her grandfather and the man had never consummated the marriage, was on her way to meet with her father at his command. Her father had no heir since his wife of sixteen had given him two still born sons and one that was surely going to die. He would marry his daughter off to a man who needed money that he would become the baron in his place. Lady Beata, (What she wanted everyone to call her) must tell no one about being the heiress for then the queen would marry her off to the man of her choice. She is determined to escape Sir Durand's escort.

A journey of attacks, shipwrecks, and mysteries. Durand and Beata struggle to get to her father. As they arrive the child has already died and her father had set up a marriage. It is Sir Durand job to stop the marriage until the queen decides who she shall marry. God has a plan for these two, a plan for a hope and a future, of good and not for evil. God has a plan for you too. Give Him your heart and watch Him work

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review, Glenda! I'm thrilled you enjoyed Durand and Beata's tale. It was a long time coming, and I'm so glad I did the story justice. Wishing you a beautiful week!