THE FEUD England, 1308. Boursier, De Arell, Verdun—three noblemen who secretly gather to ally against their treacherous lord. Though each is elevated to a baron in his own right and given a portion of his lord’s lands, jealousy and reprisal lead to a twenty-five-year feud, pitting family against family, passing father to son.
THE PRIZE England, 1333. When Lady Quintin Boursier leads an army against the Baron of Blackwood to demand the release of her abducted brother, she finds the same fate awaits her. Now she must free herself and discover where Griffin de Arell holds her brother before her family’s lands are forfeited. But as the long winter nights unfold and those prowling the black wood move the feud nearer its deadly end, Quintin realizes she may have wronged her captor. And he is as much a captive to her—she whose secret will spoil the prize others seek to make of a woman no man should want.
THE VICTOR Baron Griffin de Arell protects those who belong to him, and now that the tempest who dared put a blade to his throat is his, he intends to protect her—if only from herself. However, Quintin Boursier yet has games to play. Though Griffin resists her wiles, when it appears her family’s lands are forfeited, a glimpse of her woman’s heart tempts him to make the lady his in truth. Now with the enemy responsible for inciting the feud determined to claim her as his prize, Griffin must join his grudging allies in bringing peace to their lands and protecting the woman who first set herself at his walls—then his warrior’s heart.
Join Griffin and Quintin in the third and final book in this best-selling medieval romance series as the Boursiers, De Arells, and Verduns seek the light at the end of their long, dark feud.
NOTE TO READER: Welcome to the third book in The Feud series. As with all series shouldering an overarching plot, there will be some redundancy in storytelling. This is to orient the reader who read the first books months or years earlier and to ground the reader who enters the series out of sequence, allowing each story to stand alone. Of added benefit, pivotal events are experienced from a different—often more informed—point of view.
In Baron Of Blackwood, the love story begins the day Lady Quintin Boursier first encounters Baron Griffin de Arell when she rides on his castle to demand the release of her brother. This event falls four days after the abduction of Bayard Boursier in Baron Of Godsmere. Since my stories are—above all and wondrously so—romances, the first half of Baron Of Blackwood focuses on the developing relationship between Quintin and Griffin. Why did she draw a dagger on him? Why did he refuse to allow her to return to Godsmere with her brother? And what about Lady Thomasin’s observation of how often they did not kiss when they clearly wished to? Now there’s quite the tale…
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the final volume of The Feud trilogy, and I strongly recommend to read the books in order, because of the complex plots, the returning characters in each and because there is a mystery plot arc that concludes only in this book but information is scattered in the previous books as well. The story is about the third couple's romance: Quintin Boursier and Griffin de Arell; and about the final defeat of the villains who caused so much suffering throughout the trilogy. I very much enjoyed reading this book. Tamara Leigh always creates honourable heroes and heroines who are subject to temptations and try hard to do the right thing, although sometimes they fail and have to ask for - and accept - forgiveness. Another aspect I appreciate is that although the desire between the protagonists is described, the relationship is not primarily on the physical level: appreciation of the other's character and commitment to the other person is very much in focus. Sex scenes are not...
I regularly check to see what Tamara Leigh has in the works. The romance is always passionate and intimate without being....smutty. Love making is reserved for marriage...almost unheard of today but how touching that these fictitious men value that! I would trade the convenience of my indoor plumbing for any one of them. My very favorite read aside from Francine Rivers "Mark of the lion" is Leigh's "Age of Faith" and this series now completes my top 3. The romance is always deep, selfless and more than physical attraction. The plot is complex and smart but written in a way that I can follow. Her writing is so intelligent. To find clean romance, I often end up reading something geared toward teens with simple plots, words and topics or so "clean" the romance feels like siblings! I have found few authors that can write passion as God intended along with a gripping tale. She does this perfectly!
Although I enjoy all of her books, my favorites...
I have eagerly anticipated the conclusion to Leigh's series, The Feud; and it did not disappoint! I dove into the story, and wished late last night, that I had it in me to stay up and finish it. Leigh once again, transports us to another time and place and breaths life to her characters and the setting. There is the perfect blend of chemistry, hope, love, friendship, suspense, romance and faith. In fact, it will be hard to say goodbye to these characters. Thankfully, I read that she is writing the 6th Book to the Age of Faith series (Sir Durand's tale)!
Baron of Blackwood, starts us back to the beginning of the tale in Book 1, but told from Quintin and Griffin's eyes. I enjoyed getting to see the behind the scene by plays that they shared, which were but hinted at in the previous novels. There is a satisfying ending, but still one that leaves you hopeful that Leigh might revisit these characters again, maybe through their children's tales.
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