I have been reading Kathleen E. Woodiwiss's books since I was in my late teens. There is a reason why she has been referred to as "The Queen of Historical Romance". Her writing style is descriptive, classic and engaging, her storytelling compelling and intriguing. Adventure, wit, romance and mystery are typical in her novels. Everlasting, her last novel doesn't disappoint. Unfortunately, this is truly her last book, she passed away at the age of 62, after a short battle with cancer, three months before its launch. The last triumph for this New York Times bestselling author.
Everlasting is a historical romance in medieval England and Scotland during the time of the Crusades. Abrielle, a notable beauty meets Scottish King David's emissary, Raven Seaborne at a banquet honoring her late father at King Henry II's Court in London.
They are kept apart due to the enmity between their homelands and their loyalty to their countries of birth.
Due to Abrielle's stepfathers misfortune, a soldier whose family pilfered his coffers Abrielle is forced to marry a cruel man she abhors to keep her family from financial ruin.
Raven comes to her aid and helps her hide a secret which could ruin them both. Even through mistrust, misinformation and misadventure, they can't deny the pull of attraction, a union which could lead to disaster.
This book is a page turner you won't want to put down and is still readily available in bookstores.
Thank you Kathleen Woodiwiss for your phenomenal talent.