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- Publisher: Lyrical Press (1 Sept. 2015)
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- Language: English
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Lady Faye was stuck in an abusive marriage for years where she would be beaten for her husbands pleasure – you don’t find out about the whole of it until the end but you do get the idea that her leaving with her sons was the best and safest decision she could have made. She enlisted the help of Gregory to get them to safety back at her fathers home. She has been back with her family for over a year and had just started to feel safe, even with her heart being broken after Gregory left. That all changes the moment she realises that her sons have gone missing. When the younger one is found he tells them that his brother has been taken and the note left says by whom – Calder her husband.
Gregory has carried the guilt about not acting sooner to help ‘his’ Lady Faye for some years and even after getting her and her boys back to the safety of her families home he stills feels it. He has always known that he wanted to be a monk and never questioned it until me met her. From the moment he laid eyes on her he has longed for her and seen her as his in all but name, which is one of the reasons he has not taken his vows just yet. The Abbot can see that he is not ready as he is not ready to give her and her sons up in his heart, which is a good thing, as Faye needs him now more than ever. Gregory answers the family’s call to help and soon comes up with a plan to get Simon back.Read more ›
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It's the early 1200s in England. King John is dead and has been succeeded by his son Henry III. It's the time of knights and serfs and castles and sieges and jousting and it's also a really bad time to be a woman, especially a wife, in particular for heroine Faye.
Faye is the oldest daughter in Sir Arthur of Anglesea's family. It's a close-knit, loving family (with enough siblings to keep this series going for a good while). Faye's marriage years ago to the Earl of Calder was arranged by her father, unwittingly thinking it was a good match. If he had only known. Calder is an evil, abusive man. Well, Faye has finally had enough and with the help of Sir Gregory, a knight in Calder's service, has taken her two sons and escaped to her family home of Anglesea.
Sir Gregory is our lovely hero. Although he has served for years as a knight, his real desire had always been to serve God as a monk. But then Calder married Faye and brought her to his castle and Gregory was a goner. Knowing he can't have her himself, he sets himself up as her knight-in-shining-armor to protect her and her sons as best he can from Calder's violent ways. (Aside: "As best he can" isn't really as good as one would like but you have to keep in mind that women were the chattel of their husbands who had every right to treat them no better than they would their hounds and no one had the right to interfere in this.) Gregory did offer his loyal support to Faye and her boys, almost serving as a surrogate father to them, while maintaining a respectful distance from their mother.
So as the story begins, Faye and her sons are back at Anglesea, Sir Gregory has gone to the Abbey to begin his life of service to God, and when Faye's boys go out to play, the older son and heir to Calder, Simon, is abducted by his father's men. Now the adventures begin. Sir Gregory comes back to help recover the boy. But here also comes the part which I had to make myself just accept and go along with even though the idea is fairly implausible especially for the times: Faye insists on accompanying Sir Gregory on the mission to get Simon back and everyone in the family agrees, albeit with reservations. Yes, this probably couldn't have happened in real life, but it made for an exciting story and some lovely interaction between Faye and Sir Gregory.
A few things to mention are 1) possible triggers with violence to women and children and rape alluded to, although it's not gratuitous and was a sign of the times and necessary to the plot; and 2) the opportunity to reacquaint yourself, if you read SWEET BEA, with several characters from that story, even Newt, and that's a pleasant aspect of the book.
So now we have Faye and Bea's brothers' stories to look forward to. At least I'm assuming there will be more books in the series and will be on the lookout for the third.
I really did enjoy the development of this story: Faye’s ability to survive years of abuse, and her family’s willingness to go against tradition of the time and offer her and her two sons refuge gave instant heart to the story. And then there is Gregory: honorable and upstanding, he’s put off his own desires to fulfill the needs of others, and the time has come for him to follow his own dreams.
But upon Faye’s return, he realizes that his attraction for Faye never declined, and even has grown over the years, recognizing her strength and determination. She’s sworn off men, but Gregory is different. When her son is taken, the two head off to recover him, and their relationship is rekindled. Slowly the two open up and redefine their own potential as a couple, and the story is a wonderful journey.
Easily read by itself, readers will find a benefit in understanding and adapting to language flow, recurring characters and the “feel” of the time reading this series in order. Although it isn’t necessary, Sweet Bea feeds nicely into this story, and you will see Hegger’s ability to develop characters that keep you glued to the pages. A wonderful story for fans of historic romance, and those who want something that is unique and intriguing.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility
Gregory spent years as a warrior, but now he is finally free to pursue his lifelong commitment to becoming a monk. The only problem is, his heart is torn between his love for God and the woman whose husband he served for so long. Gregory has loved Faye as long as he has known her, but he knew she could never be his. He couldn’t shield her from her husband’s violence, but he became her refuge –and she, his– for all those long years. Now that she needs his help to rescue her son, he can’t help but to walk away from his calling and come to her aid.
Together, Faye and Gregory embark on a journey to bring the child back home. And it takes no time at all for the love they feel for each other to come rushing back. There is so much delicious sexual tension here. Gregory’s desire to serve God is very real to him, but he loves Faye so much. When she finally speaks the words they have danced around all these years, his careful control begins to slip. Let me tell you, it’s such a pleasure to watch.
I found that I really liked both main characters. Faye has been through so much, but she has a great inner well of strength. She is so devoted to her children and is willing to risk everything to keep them safe. That goes a long way with me in showing what kind of person she is. As for Gregory, the author does a very good job of making me believe in his struggle. He ached so much for this woman, yet truly thought they could never be together. Of course, that’s what makes it so satisfying when he finally gives in. And did I mention that he is a virgin? Every physical encounter between these two is basically awesome. Plus, the way he talks to her… I could feel his regard, his reverence, and his desire in almost every exchange. When he calls her “my lady Faye,” it’s kind of swoon-worthy.
Though this is book two in the Sir Arthur’s Legacy series, it stands up just fine as a standalone. The pacing is good. The characters are well drawn. And the love story is one that is easy to root for. I would recommend this one.
After taking her children and fleeing her brute of a husband, Lady Faye has been safe at her father's home. The years of abuse she suffered under Lord Calder can't be undone, but she's finding herself again and enjoying being a mother without having to fear for the safety of her children or herself.
Gregory was Lady Faye's friend and confidant when she was suffering at the whims of her husband, but now that he's seen her safely home, he's returned to his chosen path of seeking priesthood. But his time at the monastery hasn't erased Faye from his mind or heart, and when he's asked to save her young son, whom Calder has abducted, he can't say no.
Faye insists on going with Gregory, and no amount of insistence can persuade her differently. It's on her journey with him that she finds herself trying to resist her feelings for him, that one-time dream that he would be not only her friend and savior but her husband. Gregory's having the same issues, and the close proximity in which he finds himself with her doesn't help matters.
Their relationship made sense from the get-go, since Gregory knew her almost better than anyone, and he'd certainly witnessed the brutality she suffered for so many years. He'd been a friend to her the entire time, and as much as he wanted to devote his life to God, Faye always had his heart. While much of the innocence and humor of the first book in the series was absent in this one, My Lady Faye was more of a dramatic and emotional journey, with Gregory having to decide between his calling and his love, and Faye unable to deny her feelings for Gregory, even as the safety of her child was her first priority. Their time together wasn't really a development or rekindling of a relationship, but a realization of the one they both wanted with each other.
My Lady Faye couldn't best the awesomeness that was Sweet Bea, but it was certainly a solid and enjoyable read, and as seems to be the key to this series, quite a departure from your standard, overdone historical romance. The Sir Arthur's Legacy series is an entertaining journey back in time for the more modern-minded romance fan.
***FicCentral received this book from Kensington Books (via NetGalley) for free in exchange for an honest review.
Lady Faye has finally got her wish. Her beast of a husband is dead, and now she can be free of his tyrannical meanness. Then Faye meets the one man she has never forgot. The handsome and oh so hunky Gregory who served his King being a warrior. He is tired of the killing and only wants to become a monk serving the Lord. But there seems to be someone from his past who he loves.
The Lady Faye is the one thing that can mess up his plans. How can he let her go when he feels so much for her. When Faye's son is taken, it will take all his warrior's skill to get back the boy.
So much conflict for poor Gregory, but he does get his wish. There is the love that will bind two hearts that were meant to be.
I appreciate Net Galley for the ARC title in which I gave an honest review.