Friday, May 9, 2014
Redefining Rayne by Amy Mullen Book Review
Rayne de Latham, cousin to King William Rufus, should be enjoying a life of privilege. Instead, she has only known misery. Her disastrous first marriage yielded nothing but pain, suffering, and three stillborn children. She believes she is cursed and is certain another pregnancy will end in another tragedy. When the king seeks to get rid of her by sending her to marry one of his knights, she will do just about anything to get out of her betrothal.
Widower Andre de Grelle is father to two small boys who came to him by marriage. When his first wife jumps off the castle walls in a fit of madness, he keeps the boys he has grown to love as his own. When king sends him a new bride, the lovely but trou-bled Rayne, he vows to have more patience with her than he had with his first wife.
Once Rayne arrives at Cuxton Castle, Andre realizes there is much more to her than meets the eye. She does everything she can to force him to send her away, but nothing works. Frustration grows as Andre discovers his betrothed is hiding something from him about her past, something so devastating she cannot speak the words out loud.
In the midst of a siege on nearby Pevensey Castle, a truth comes to light that changes everything. As the real story of Rayne’s past emerges, lives change forever. Will love be enough, or will it be easier to walk away?
This is a great historical romance novel and I loved the main character Rayne right from the beginning! She was very decisive in what she wanted to do and how she went about accomplishing her goals was sometimes laugh out loud funny. I admired her determination for sure! Andre is the handsome brooding type and I loved his loyalty, kindness and chivalry! The mystery that began to unfold I pieced together pretty quickly, however I still enjoyed uncovering the details and finding out exactly how everything went down. If you like historical novels, especially ones with stubborn characters and mysteries then you will enjoy Redefining Rayne!
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