The Jewel and the Sword Kindle Edition
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Devlin Barnett has been betrayed by the woman he thought he knew and loved. As a result he keeps his heart safely guarded behind a wall of stone. Or at least he thinks he does. His defenses are about to be stormed by one fiery scottish lass and everything he thought he knew is about to be tested. A family sword has been stolen by his brother who is Laird Douglas. He goes to the Douglas Keep with the intention of getting his sword back. Instead he is wounded in battle and finds himself under the gentle care of Meghan Douglas.
Meghan can't help but be drawn to the mysterious warrior and vows she will do all she can to keep him alive. She heals more then just his warriors body, she heals his heart but will that be enough to keep them together or will tretchery and the secret of who Devlin really is keep them apart?
This story was rich with historic details, and character development was well done. I found myself truly caring about Devlin and Meghan. Secodary characters like Will (Devlin's cousin) and Morven (Meghan's father) are wonderful additions to the storyline. Maybe one day Will will have his own story!
Ms. Jones is truly an author worth watching. She is a natural born storyteller and as the reader you will be well reward if you pick up this book.
Ten years later, Morven Laird of Clan Douglas invades Ravenstone; as he flees with the jeweled sword, the English capture him. Morven's aid takes the sword back to Douglas Keep. Devlin attacks Douglas Keep to regain the sword, but is wounded in the battle and captured by the Scots. Morven's daughter Meghan tends to his wounds. Immediately attracted to one another, he still hides his identity from her. When Douglas escapes, Meghan follows, hoping to free her father and halt the retributions that harm both sides. However, how will she react if she knows that she has fallen in love with her father's enemy, her uncle?
This exciting medieval romance focuses on honor and betrayal that lead to deadly feuds. Marjorie Jones explains that the half-brothers are actually not blood relatives, but Meghan and her father do not know that as good intentions have paved the way to hell. Douglas is a wonderful person who believes women are snakes while Meghan is an idealist pushing for peace. Though readers will doubt Morven's fate, fans will enjoy this colorful historical tale.