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My Lady's Treasure [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Kean
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The moment widowed Lady Faye Rivellaux sees the tall, commanding warrior riding toward her, she senses the danger in him--a powerful sensuality that she has never experienced before, especially not in her marriage bed.  Fighting her unexpected desire, she clings to her promise to rescue the kidnapped little girl she loves as her own.  When he demands a ransom she cannot meet, she offers her one last hope: a gold cup.

Former crusading knight Brant Meslarches never expected the widow he was ordered to meet to be a tempting beauty.  Nor did he expect to see such a chalice.  Worth a small fortune, it's proof that a lost treasure of the legendary Celtic King Arthur does exist--as Brant's murdered brother believed.  Of all things, the lady has offered Brant the one means to redeem his terrible past.

He makes her a deal: he will help her find the little girl, if she will help him locate the treasure.  Faye is uneasy about an alliance with the handsome, scarred rogue, especially when he stirs up strong yearnings within her.  Yet, she has no other way to find the missing child. Risking all, she joins Brant's quest, and as the passion they've both denied flares between them, they find a treasure worth more than gold.

Awards for My Lady's Treasure:

* Reviewer's Choice Award, Love Romances
* Winner, Historical Category, Southern Magic RWA's 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
* Finalist, Romance Category, 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards


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Faye, Lady Rivellaux, has lost one child and is now about to lose another: the daughter of her deceased friend is being held for ransom. The kidnappers request silver, but she has something of more value, a gold chalice that may have ties to fabled King Arthur. Brant Meslarches comes to claim the ransom and sees the chalice as his chance to fulfill his brother's dream of proving the truth of the Arthurian legend. But plans go awry as the sinister truth emerges, and it will take all Faye and Brant's courage and cunning to save the child and their love. Kean's medieval adventure is a classic tale of love, lore, and intrigue with just the right amount of humor to balance a dark plot. Nina Davis
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4-1/2 stars--"Kean brings medieval England to romantic life in a story that's both heartwarming and suspenseful."
--Romantic Times Book Reviews Magazine

9/10--"A feast for any medieval fan; My Lady's Treasure is well worth the time, and is sure to be a book you will want to revisit."
--Historical Romance Writers

5 stars--"...an intense and sensual romance.  It is masterfully written and researched with characters of depth."
--Beverly Romance Books

4-1/2 hearts--"Ms. Kean delivers a stirring tale that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat at the many twists and turns within the pages!"
--Love Romances and More

4-1/2 out of 5  -- "My Lady's Treasure has twists and turns and keeps the reader guessing continually...What more could you want in a story - sizzle, intrigue, joy, anger, all stirred together with imaginative scenes and characters."
--Once Upon a Romance

4 roses -- " My Lady's Treasure is everything a good medieval romance should be."
--Romance Reader at Heart

4 cups -- "My Lady's Treasure is not your typical romance novel, but also a magnificent adventurous and dangerous ride through the Middle Ages." 
--Coffee Time Romance

"My Lady's Treasure by Catherine Kean has passionate prose and cunning conflicts that will greatly please readers of dark, dazzling and dramatic medieval romances."
--Heartstrings Reviews

"If you enjoy stories that twist a genre inside out or just like historical romance, read My Lady's Treasure."--Robin Lee, Romance Reviews Today

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  • File Size: 461 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1932815783
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005PA9GNM
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A highly recommended read June 8, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Faye Rivellaux made a promise to her dying friend, Elayne, to take care of her child after she was gone. The promise had been easy to make. Faye loved Elayne's daughter, Angeline, almost as if she had birthed the child herself. Protecting the child proves much harder, especially after the girl is kidnapped. Willing to do almost anything to get the child back, even giving up a King's ransom in the form of an ancient golden goblet, she meets with the stranger who has demanded payment.

Sir Brant Meslarches isn't comfortable with his mission - but he has his oath to uphold, and so he must go along with it. He has no idea why he needs to meet with the woman by the lake and demand a ransom, but when she shows him the golden goblet, he is fascinated. The golden goblet could have come from only one source: the legendary King Arthur's hidden treasure. Knowing that the lady, Faye, is his only hope of finding the treasure, Brant strikes a tentative bargain with the beautiful woman.

Willing to do anything to save Angeline, Faye agrees to the knight's proposal. She really has no other choice if she is to find the child and uphold her promise. But their bargain holds more danger than either of them could imagine, and the price to save the child might prove more costly than even the richest of king's treasures.

MY LADY'S TREASURE was a thoroughly splendid read: engrossing, rich in detail and wonderfully witty! Author Catherine Kean writes with a beautiful, lyrical style that is a rare find in today's modern carbon-copy literature. Kean has brought back the beauty of the written word!

Filled with lively characters, a strong, suspenseful plot and a myriad of romantic scenes MY LADY'S TREASURE is a powerful, poignant tale that will keep reader's turning pages until the very end. I highly recommend that readers who love a good historical romance pick up a copy of MY LADY'S TREASURE today.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! May 4, 2007
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This story is set in England and begins in early December, 1192. Lady Faye Rivellaux is an impoverished widow. She resides in Caldstone Keep. One of her dearest friends, Elayne, was the wife of Lord Torr Lorvais. Elayne is now deceased; however, before Elayne died, Faye was her companion. Faye would often go with Elayne and little Angeline (Elayne's daughter) to the river for picnics. It was during the last picnic together that Angeline found the slightly dented golden chalice in some mud and rocks. The goblet became a secret of the trio.

Though Elayne is now deceased, Faye cares for eighteen month old Angeline as if the child were her own. Angeline is kidnapped and a ransom for silver is sent to Faye, along with a warning to tell no one of the demand. Faye meets a man at the arranged destination and offers the gold goblet instead of silver.

Sir Brant Meslarches does not care for Lord Torr Lorvais. Yet due to the last words uttered from his older brother, Royce, Brant must comply to Lord Lorvais's demands. Brant had been assured Faye would not have the ransom. Lorvais's orders were to scare Faye and leave. So Brant is shocked when Faye offers a gold goblet! It looks to be part of King Arthur's legendary treasure.

Faye does not trust Brant to not disappear with the goblet and never return Angeline. Faye does not believe Brant when he confesses that he has no idea who Angelina even is. At the same time, Brant desperately wants to locate the rest of the treasure that Royce had been positive existed. The two must team up, even though there is very little trust between them, in hopes of locating the untold riches, rescuing the little girl, and foiling the plans of an insane overlord.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 20, 2012
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A story of heartbreak about the loss of her child, a lost treasue, determination to find another child she loves who has been kidnapped, deception by someone that they both trusted and learning to trust the man she comes to love that he will help her find the lost child and give her the future she is looking for.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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A legendary treasure waiting to be found, a treasure so valuable that one has schemed, betrayed loved ones and killed for to get it, but sometimes the real treasure does not consist of gold and coins...

This story takes you back to medieval England, back to a time where the legend of King Arthur's treasure is still very much alive. You immediately get introduced to Lady Faye Rivellaux, a headstrong penniless widow, who lives at Caldstowe Keep thanks to the grace of Lord Torr Lorvais. She has vowed to protect the child of her best friend, but now the little girl has been kidnapped and she has to pay ransom to get the girl back, but all she has to offer to the kidnapper is a gold cup.

Brant Meslarches is a fierce, scarred warrior who has just returned from the crusade, during this crusade his brother was murdered and now he has to deal with his inner turmoil. He is determined to leave no stone unturned to accomplish his brother's dream, namely to find King Arthur's legendary treasure. Against his will he has to collect ransom for an acquaintance, he is astonished when this beautiful bold lady shows him a gold cup as ransom. Finally Brant has proved that the treasure exists!

They need each other to achieve their goals, so they make a deal. He will help her find the girl and she will join him on his quest to find the treasure. But they soon discover they are in danger, for they are not the only ones hunting the treasure...

From the first chapter Catherine Kean pulled me into her book and I could not put it down. This story is an easy and delightful read. Basically the plot is simple with only one major subplot, but it is refreshing, original and very well written with an astounding surprise at the end. It speaks of love, trust, commitment and betrayal.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good not great
This story had all the makings of a great book. I enjoyed the characters and the setting. However, there was alot of back story information that was never fully explained or... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great romantic read for anyone interested in the mideval period.
While I am not a big fan on books that have a historical setting with castles and the like, this was a great little book! Read more
Published 20 months ago by Scarlettohara1974
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I hoped
I love historical romances but this one although an excellent length for a free book did not draw me in. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Deb
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
If you want an adventure with lady needing protection and a handsome rouge wanting to protect her read this novel!
Published 21 months ago by Patricia Rodels
4.0 out of 5 stars A kidnapping, sword fights and romance
What more can you ask for but these three? Throw in treasures from King Arthur's reign and you find yourself with a medieval dilemma for our hero. Read more
Published 21 months ago by G
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as exciting as I thought...
This book was not as exciting as I thought it was going to be. The Heroine in this book was so stubborn and dramatic that it almost made me want to stop reading! Read more
Published 22 months ago by Claudette
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
It was a great read I enjoyed reading the book . Hope everyone agrees with me . Enjoy the book
Published 23 months ago by Ann
4.0 out of 5 stars Determined and endearing
I love how Faye was determined to not let anyone or anything get in her way of finding the little girl. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Starry-eyed Reading "T"
4.0 out of 5 stars lady treasure
I really liked this book. Thank you. It held my interested and even though we all know how it's going to end it was really great to see how it fell back to possibly King Arthur
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed
Once started was hard to put down, enjoyed the story line and characters.  Will read more stories from this author.
Published 23 months ago by sue harter
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More About the Author

Catherine Kean has always loved tales of heroic knights and stubborn damsels. She penned her first novella at age twelve and her first full-length manuscript at sixteen. After completing a B.A., double major (first class), in English and History from the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, she was accepted into the post-graduate Works of Art Course run by Sotheby's auctioneers in London, England, where she studied centuries of history, antiques, and fine art. She worked in Canada for several years as an antique and fine art appraiser.

Her debut medieval historical romance, Dance of Desire, was the launch title of Medallion Press's Sapphire Jewel Imprint. Dance of Desire won two Reviewer's Choice Awards, Best Medieval in industry review magazine Affaire de Coeur's 2006 Reader-Writers' Poll, and finaled in four contests for published romance novelists.

Her other medieval romances have also garnered accolades. Among them, My Lady's Treasure won the historical category of the 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest and finaled in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. A Knight's Reward was a 2008 National Readers' Choice Awards finalist.

Catherine also writes contemporary romances under the pseudonym Cate Lord.

Busy working on her next novel, Catherine lives in Central Florida with her husband, daughter, and a spoiled rescue kitty. For excerpts and more book details, visit Catherine's website at http://www.catherinekean.com

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