Ramon de Segrave has been fighting for King Richard for many years. He is surprised to be asked to go woo a lady for her castle instead of going on the next Crusade. He is pleasantly surprised when he meets Isabel of Camoys, but she wants nothing to do with him.
Isabel enjoys being a widow and being in charge of herself and her estate. She resents Ramon coming onto her land and trying to convince her to change her mind about re-marrying. But when someone tries to take it all way, she turns to Ramon for help.
Can Ramon defend the keep and win the hand of the fair Isabel?
I enjoyed this story. I always love a story where their is a strong heroine who doesn't follow the "rules" of society. I love that Isabel made her estate profitable with ideas that were her own and that she was able to keep her people living a more comfortable life than others of the same station.
Ramon was very likable too. I think he came into the situation thinking that "the widow" would be happy to be taken care of, but he quickly learned his mistake. He then went about trying to show Isabel why she should marry him.
Overall, a very delightful read.
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