Title: Heart of Vengeance
To find her father’s killer, Helena of York must pose as a Norman in the great halls of Richard I’s England. Should she be unmasked, her life will be forfeit.
Stephen, Count of Dinan, once Richard’s friend and trusted knight, is outcast for reasons shrouded in mystery. Known as the “Black Baron”, he is friendless in a glittering world he despises. His only goal is to restore his honor and once again serve his king.
Helena’s only desire is to kill the man who destroyed her father and her future. Stephen’s suspicions draw him into Helena’s web of deceit, and the two outsiders find themselves tangled in a greater conspiracy that threatens the throne of England itself, while their embattled hearts grapple with a far greater challenge.
Author: Tracey Cooper-Posey
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Kiss Across Time , Ningaloo Nights, Carson's Night , Beauty's Beast
Series: Jewels of Tomorrow
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Diana by the Moon
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: November 20, 2013
Genres: Fantasy Romance
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The second book in the Jewels of Tomorrow is an awesome blend of history, legends, and romance.
It is 1197, Kind Richard, the Lionhearted, is fighting France, Prince John is conniving his own plots, and Stephen, Count of Dinan, once Richard’s trusted knight and friend, has mysteriously become an outcast and is Known as the Black Baron. Helena of York is in disguise to find her father’s killer. Should she be discovered, she will be executed and when Stephen is drawn into Helena’s web of deceit, the two become tangled in web of intrigue that threatens the Throne of England.
The author brings this fantastic story to life with vivid descriptions, well written scenes and wonderful compelling characters. The plot flows smoothly from one scene to the next with lots of suspense to keep the reader engaged from beginning to end. The motivations of each of the strong, vibrant characters are clear which makes it easy for the reader to relate to them.
The romance between Helena and Stephen progresses at a steady believable pace with lots of intrigue and chemistry to spice it up. They try to fight their attraction, each for their own personal reasons, but find it to be impossible. The author conveys the emotions involved with an intensity that draws the reader into the story and has them empathizing with both of their plights.
This book is an intriguing mix of history and myth combined with mystery and romance to make this a very enjoyable read. Tracy Cooper-Posey continues to enthrall her readers with wonderfully written stories with her attention to detail and exceptional imagination.