Today on the blog, I’m delighted to share my review of Bound to her Blood Enemy, by Tora Williams, as part of her blog tour.
Bound to Her Blood Enemy
Norman heiress, Matilda Comyn is desperate to escape her grasping guardian and reclaim her inheritance. After a lifetime of being let down by men, she wants to rule her lands on her own terms. She can’t escape without help and battles her mistrust when compelled to join forces with a Welsh spy.
Huw Ap Goronwy has a rival claim to Matilda’s castle and has sworn a blood oath against the Comyns. When his king rules they must marry, he struggles to reconcile his attraction with his need for revenge. But they must form a truce if they are to seize their castle.
Risking capture and death, they will only succeed if Matilda learns to trust, and Huw allows his love for Matilda to overcome his need for revenge.
I’ve read quite a few historical fiction stories from this period, but not this area, the Welsh borders, so it was interesting, once again, to read about a different side of the story. The description of the time and place are convincing, making this an engaging page-turner, hoping to find out whether they can form a good partnership, and take what is rightfully theirs.
Huw and Matilda have a good dynamic throughout the novel, and I can definitely recommend this to fans of Elizabeth Chadwick, who enjoy a well-placed historical novel, with characters you want to spend time with.
Amazon (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D6FT4HH Amazon (US): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6FT4HH The Wild Rose Press Catalogue: https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/paperback-books/5938-bound-to-her-blood-enemy-paperback.html
Tora lives in Shropshire in the United Kingdom. On childhood holidays her interest in history was fired by exploring castles in Wales and the Welsh borders, and she would make up stories about characters living there. When she started writing, it seemed only natural to turn to the settings that inspired her as a child. In her free time, when she can drag herself away from reading, she enjoys walking and cycling.
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