For Love and Honor
By Jody Hedlund
Sir Bennett has returned home after a plea from his mother, Lady Windsor, - the family is teetering on the edge of ruin brought about by the foolish grief filled actions of his older brother. Determined to do his duty by his family Sir Bennett reluctantly agrees to his mother's plan, even if it costs him the desire of his heart - a marriage based on love.
Lady Sabine has no desire to marry, knowing that the secret she carries could cost her her life. Her only desire is to add to her collection of rare treasures of art, jewels, and books. Knowledge is her passion and one her wealth allows her to feed. But her grandmother, Lady Sherborne, is determined that her only grandchild, not spend the entirety of her life alone and the dire straights the Windsor family finds themselves in could work in Sabine's favor.
But with both Sir Bennett and Lady Sabine both keeping secrets from the other as to the purpose of their meeting could love ever be a possibility? Only time will tell and time is the one thing that Sir Bennett does not have.
Those who read the previous two books in this series An Uncertain Choice and A Daring Sacrifice will enjoy Sir Bennett's story. And as the road, to love is never easy he may have to depend on his friends Collin and Derrick as well as his mentor the Duke of Rivenshire to help when matters take a potentially dangerous turn.
This book can be read as a stand-alone if you haven't read the previous two. This book, like the previous two, is appropriate for tweens and teens who like clean reads. And the cover is delightful and suits the book perfectly.
I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher with no expectation of a positive review all opinions expressed are my own.
About the Book:
Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?
Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?
As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?