Monday, August 17, 2015

Book Review: Valens the Fletcher and His Captive by Lindsay Townsend

Another fine medieval novella from talented author Lindsay Townsend.

While on a spying mission for Lord Sebastian, Valens the fletcher (arrow maker) has his eye on a wet nurse for his ailing niece. Before the band of thieves is set upon by the Lord’s men, Valens whisks Katherine and her infant son away from the group.

Katherine isn’t happy about being a captive, but her life with the women thieves was miserable. She was tired and hungry and dead broke. Valens promises to keep her and her son safe, along with providing room and board, as long as she’ll take his niece to breast. Lord Sebastian okays the agreement with the condition that they marry. How can Katherine trust Valens, the man who made her a captive? She doesn’t want marriage to another man with secrets.

When they don’t show up in due time for their nuptials, Sebastian sets a four day time limit, and orders Valens to woo her. They will marry in four days, regardless. Just as the bridge of trust seems to be repaired, Katherine learns of a new deceit. Only love can make this right.

A gripping tale, rich in scenery and characters. I love this series!

Maggie Toussaint and Rigel Carson for Muddy Rose Reviews

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