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Her second chance
With her lost love…
To avoid a forced marriage, Lady Gwenllian plans to escape to a convent. She couldn’t possibly honor another when her heart still belongs to Ralph de Kinnerton, the man she had to betray to save his life—only to hear of his death shortly after. So how is it possible he’s here at this knight’s tournament? Now the pull of their unfinished past forces Gwen to question the choice she’d made for her future…
This is a Medieval Romance, one with chivalrous knights, a young king, a tournament and a despicable, manipulative, determined adversary.
Six years ago, Ralph de Kinnerton was forced to leave his home and lands because of the dangerous machinations of his cousin, Stephen le Gros, who would do anything to claim what should rightfully belong to Ralph – including the young lady who was pledge to marry him. When she refuses to escape with Ralph, she did so to protect him but he never realised the threats his cousin had made and believes she didn’t love him. Soon after leaving, Ralph was reportedly killed and, to prevent being forced to marry Stephen, she plans on escaping to a convent. Incognito, Ralph participates in a tournament with a prize that will enable him to pay the debts on his father’s estate and reclaim his inheritance but first he has to win and he never expected Gwen to be there. . . . . Will this be a second chance for romance for them both?
This is a story of of opposites – love and jealousy, loyalty and treachery, honour and betrayal. It involves family, schemes, trust and chivalry in a moving story where secrets are revealed and a lovely second chance romance with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. If you enjoy reading of knights and ladies, courtly schemes and romance, I recommend you read this!
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Melissa Oliver is from south-west London where she writes historical romance novels. She lives with her lovely husband and three daughters, who share her passion for decrepit, old castles, grand palaces and all things historical. She is the winner of The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award for new writers in 2020 for her debut, The Rebel Heiress and the Knight. When she’s not writing she loves to travel, paint and visit museums & art galleries.