Word of Honor

Knights of Honor Series Book 1

"Word of Honor" is a sweeping tale of love and loss. It is a story of trust and of betrayal. Merry and Geoffrey are fascinating. Their love is true and strong. The author creates a world that is vivid and complex. She fills this world with interesting characters and a heart-rending story. I love historical romance and this book has all the "right stuff" to be a wonderful one. Honor is the overriding theme here and both Geoffrey and Merry are the personification of it. There's suspense and passion as well. The author's use of dialogue is exceptional and I really connected with characters. This book is the start of what looks to be an exciting new series. I can't wait for the next one to see more of this intriguing world and hauntingly beautiful love story.

The Story: Merry and Geoffrey have been in love since they were young but duty prevented them from marrying. When at last they did, it was everything thing they ever wanted. However, one day later, Geoffrey disappears. When he returns almost seven years later, he's a changed man. Will the love they shared be enough to let them find each other again?

Book Blurb for Word of Honor

Become swept away in Alexa Aston’s new Knights of Honor, a medieval series set in the time of Edward III’s reign in England. At its heart are Geoffrey and Merryn, who will find lasting love in Word of Honor. This pair plays a part in each book of the series—sometimes small, sometimes large—as new couples come together to find passion and true love. Each romance focuses on honor and the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

1351 A.D. – Betrothed from a young age, Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort are that rare couple—a love match. They spend five long years apart when Geoffrey leaves England to fight against the French. Geoffrey returns after the English victory at Poitiers, and he and Merryn wed. They spend one blissful night consummating their love, looking forward to a promising future together.

Yet Geoffrey vanishes the next day. Merryn is left lonely and confused as she clings to the hope that one day her husband will come back to her. Geoffrey finally returns almost seven years later. This new Geoffrey is a stranger to Merryn. He refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away from the woman he loved.

Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Geoffrey and Merryn recapture the love they once shared?

Join Geoffrey and Merryn as they fight for the love both have held in their hearts despite their years apart.

Note: This book has been previously published under the pen name Lauren Linwood.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2016 4.00