The Bride Gift by Sarah Hegger

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The twist in this book comes right at the first: Lady Helena’s uncle sneaks into her chambers at night bringing Guy of Helston and introduces him to Helena as her new husband! The marriage was performed by proxy without Helena’s knowledge or consent. They work together to protect Helena’s home from being forfeited to King Stephen. A great read! I’m looking forward to reading more from Sarah Hegger!

The Blurb:

1153, in the period dubbed ‘The Anarchy’, King Stephen and Empress Maud are not the only ones embroiled in a fierce battle of the sexes.

Determined to control her own destiny, wilful Helena of Lystanwold has chosen just the husband to suit her purposes. But when her banished guardian uncle attempts to secure her future and climbs through her bedroom window with a new husband by a proxy marriage, she understandably balks. Notorious warrior Guy of Helston is everything Helena swore she would never marry; a man who lives by the sword.

This marriage finally brings Guy close to his lifetime dream of gaining lands and a title. He is not about to let his feisty bride stand in his way. A master strategist, Guy sets out to woo and conquer his lady.

Against a backdrop of vengeance, war, and betrayal, Guy and Helena must learn to forge a united front or risk losing everything.

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