- File Size: 414 KB
- Print Length: 70 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Avid Press (January 6, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 6, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004WSQNBG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,614 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Lavender Vows: A Mini-Novel (The Medieval Herb Garden Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Bernard is a young man, heir to a great holding, and under persistent pressure from his father to marry. However, when Bernard finally discovers the woman he wants, he finds that not only is she already married, but she is wed to an abusive monster. Joanna has been living in hell for the past year since being wed to Ralf. She has spirit, but sadly, most of that has been beaten out of her as she fears for her life. Upon meeting Bernard, she feels a spark of life and a desperate hope for a different future.
This was only 70 pages so you can predict where the story was going and what would happen to the villainous Ralf. Despite this predictability, I still enjoyed the story and thought that Gleason did a nice job introducing new characters for her other books in the series, while also crafting a nice romance that felt complete in the short page length.
The writing style had a lot of medieval flavor and I enjoyed the chivalry theme that wove throughout. I will definitely be trying out the next story!
It can rescue the world, the country, the state, the town, the family, or, of course, a true love.
Or several of the above.
This is usually the case in romance, so the question turns to how well the author twists and turns things inside the story. How much of a villain is the bad guy (very bad, in this story),. How far gone in need of rescue is the love interest ( near!y given up). And how much does the good guy have to suffer before winning. The interesting part is, I think a case could be made for the heroine being the strong one here...
There's no "relations" in the book, but there is a lot brutality from JoAnna's husband Ralf beating her. Things take forever to get moving, but the action scenes are great. Just as the husband is out of the way & JoAnna & Bernard can be together the book ends, leaving you wanting to know more ... like how she can so easily accept his love after being married to an abuser for a year? That would have been an interesting story, her learning to trust and accept him. You want to see them fall in love, etc. but it just ends!
I thought the characters were well enough developed for the length of the story, and it was a reasonably entertaining quick read. I'm glad I got Lavender Vows for free, and I wouldn't want to pay to read more in this series.
Bernard see a lady in the stables and knows immediately that she is the one who will be his wife. Unfortunately she is already married. Now Bernard has to figure out how to make her his wife.