To the Castle
Nearly 18 and happily preparing to become a nun, Nell de Bonvile’s world upturns as she must leave the convent to wed her recently deceased sister’s fiancé, the handsome Roger de Roche. Her marriage will forge a powerful union, making Roger Earl of both Lincoln and Wiltshire estates. While Roger appreciates Nell’s beauty, Nell is grateful for Roger’s patience and willingness to wait for Nell to desire him as much as he does her. As Nell discovers life outside the convent, she realizes that what began as a duty is now true love.
Norman England during Stephen and Mathilda’s battle for the throne is the backdrop for the romance and also for the drama between Roger and the diabolical father his grandfather had always claimed was dead. When Roger discovers the horrendous act that caused his father’s banishment, he vows to uphold his grandfather’s dying plea to never let his father claim Wiltshire.
This sweet love story with tasteful scenes of Nell’s sexual awakening contains elements of suspense as well as religion. While not marketed as such, this novel will appeal to those who enjoy Christian romances.