The Captive Heart

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The Captive Heart

The Border Chronicles - Book 3

Henry VI has been routed, sending his court fleeing to Scotland for safety. Alix Givet, daughter of Alexander Givet, physician to Queen Margaret, knows that her sickly father will not survive the trip. A loveless marriage to a Northumbrian baron’s son will ensure a haven for her father and herself. After her husband’s death, Alix barely has time to feel safe before her father-in-law casts his eye upon her. Fleeing before she is forced into a second abhorrent marriage, Alix escapes in Scotland. When Scottish Laird Colm Scott first saw Alix, he knew her to be trouble. Would this waif of an English girl be able to overcome the darkness of his bitter heart? Alix and Colm both refused to a subcome to the desires of their hearts, but love will overcome all.
 
The Captive Heart is the latest historical romance in a long line of books by Betrice Small. This sinfully erotic book is yet another example of why Betrice Small is queen of romance. Star-crossed lovers, treachery, fast-paced action, and steamy love scenes all lend themselves to a book that you won’t be able to put down.

Book Blurb for The Captive Heart

From the New York Times bestselling author—the third passionate romance in the Border Chronicles series.

The year is 1461, and the winds of war rage across England, uprooting Alix Givet, the daughter of Queen Margaret's physician, and the rest of Henry VI's court. Alix's plight becomes bleaker still when, out of duty to her queen, and to her ill, widowed father, she's locked into a loveless marriage to a cruel Northumbrian. But when her luck changes, Alix has another chance to flee—this time to save herself. Escaping north over the border into Scotland, she throws herself at the mercy of a dark and brooding laird who might provide the everlasting love of her dreams—if she can warm his cold heart.


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2008 4.50