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Love and Betrayal by Kat Martin
Out of the more than fifty Romance novels I’ve written, many have dealt in some way or another with a passionate love that involves betrayal. Two come immediately to mind, BOLD ANGEL, which was a Medieval where the hero, lord of the castle, had a leman--in those days a nice word for mistress.
It was the custom back then for a lord to keep a lady on the side, but in this case not one his young wife could accept. It took a while, but eventually Ral discovered there was no else he wanted, that his love for Caryn of Ivesham was more valuable than anything he could get from another woman.
In another book, PERFECT SIN, Rand Clay turns to another woman because he can’t alleviate the pain he and his wife suffer when they lose their unborn child.
Like his Medieval forerunner, Rand learns that nothing is more important than the love he feels for his wife. Unfortunately, winning that love back after he has destroyed it takes Herculean effort. It isn’t until Rand is willing to sacrifice his life to save Caitlin’s that she realizes he has learned the value of true love.
There is another kind of betrayal, one that involves a misconception. In THE HANDMAIDEN’S NECKLACE, the third in the Necklace Trilogy that is just being re-issued, Danielle Duval doesn’t deserve the scorn she receives from the man she loved with all her heart. The Duke of Sheffield has wronged her by wrongly accusing her of being unfaithful. Dani is determined she will never forgive him and only Rafe’s determination to redeem himself and regain Dani’s love can bring them the happiness they deserve.
Writing about betrayal is tricky. Some readers refuse to forgive the betrayer, but I believe that if that person truly realizes what he has lost, he or she can achieve the kind of love that lasts forever.
If you haven’t read my Necklace Trilogy, I hope you will give the books a try. THE BRIDE’S NECKLACE, THE DEVIL’S NECKLACE, and THE HANDMAIDEN’S NECKLACE. All best wishes, Kat
Excerpt, The Bride's Necklace
Excerpt, The Devil's Necklace
Excerpt, The Handmaiden's Necklace
The Bride's Necklace: ...Martin (Heartless, etc.) adroitly balances the passion and intrigue in this fast-paced Regency, and provides vibrant characters, a swashbuckling prison escape and a satisfying resolution of the necklace legend. Read more of Publishers Weekly Review
The Devil's Necklace: This was a smashing sequel to Martin’s newest trilogy that started with THE BRIDE’S NECKLACE. The main protagonists torment was vividly written and forcefully brought home in this tremendously emotional and exciting adventure. Martin does an amazing job with insinuating all the nuances of betrayal, longing and sensual delight in her writing. The dialogs are smart, witty, and fresh and invites the reader in to become a part of the drama in this latest, totally stand-alone, entry to the trilogy... This is another absolutely marvelous romantic adventure by one very talented author I highly recommend. Read More of Historical Romance Writers Review
The Handmaiden's Necklace: ...Historical romance fans will appreciate this fine tale starring a mortified lead male trying to overcome all the mistakes he caused when he failed to follow up on his beloved's crying pain of innocence.... Read More of Harriet Klausner's Review