Hers To Desire
With no dowry and a traitor for a father, Lady Beatrice has little hope of marriage. In 1244 England, not even a convent would have her. Her cousin’s husband was her salvation. He’d asked the king to make her his ward, and treated her like a daughter of the house. Ever hopeful, Lady Bea sets her sights on Sir Ranulf, a poor, landless knight who is her guardian’s best friend. Sir Ranulf has dark secrets in his past that he thinks preclude any future with the beautiful Lady Bea, whom he secretly loves despite her habit of incessant nervous chatter. Then one day, she shows up on his doorstep, moves in, and takes over his castle – throwing it, his life and his heart into chaos, and herself into mortal danger.
Moore has created a refreshing heroine in Lady Beatrice. There is a strong flavor of the medieval period. The story is a murder mystery as much as a romance, with pirates and kidnappings.