Author: Heather Grothaus ISBN: 0821780069 3/2006 HISTORICAL Publisher: DORCHESTER/ZEBRA
Time Period: Medieval 1075
England, 1075, a time of raging feuds and men who pledge their sword for king and country, an era brought masterfully to life in this epic tale of a powerful Norman warrior and the woman who is his destiny...
Tristan D'Argent returns from battle to claim the keep bequeathed to him by King William, only to find his lands under the ruthless control of a treacherous rival--a man who has secured Tristan as his stepdaughter's betrothed. Determined to get his due without being trapped in marriage, Tristan prepares to win by any means necessary, only to be confronted by the beautiful face of the woman who haunts his dreams. She is Haith, the half-sister of his bartered bride.
Haith never imagined seeing the man of her moonlit visions in the flesh, or worse, as her greatest tormentor. Caught in the bitter treachery of sworn enemies, neither Tristan's strong words nor tender promises can quell her fear that their destinies have not yet begun to play out...in a time where the might of men rules with a vengeance, and the warrior who fights for love takes the greatest risk of all....
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
THE WARRIOR is romance at it's best and my pick for read of the year!
When Tristan D'Argent comes to claim his rightful place on his estate, he never dreams that he will encounter the beautiful woman who has been plaguing his dreams for years. He vows upon their first meeting that he will protect her, and that he does. Gorgeous, strong and loyal, Tristan makes the perfect Alpha male.
Haith is a strong, feisty heroine and she is worthy of Tristan in all ways. She has also had dreams in which she has seen Tristan and she knows in her heart that he is her soul mate. But that cannot stop what must be done, for the very lives of those she loves is on the line.
Heather Grothaus proves that she is the author to read with her stunning debut novel. Charming, sexy and brimming with romance, intrigue and just the right amount of magic, THE WARRIOR is truly a masterpiece of which Ms. Grothaus should be extremely proud.