Avon Books / HarperCollins
Date: 2004 - Reprint
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Medieval French Romance
Faith V. Smith
Notes: Explicit Sex
So Speaks The Heart
By Johanna Lindsey
Brigitte de Louroux is at the mercy of a vicious and greedy woman
when her brother is killed in battle. Druoda plans to marry her
off to a man who will abuse her, and Brigitte flees the home of
her youth to go the safety of her guardian, but her goal to attain
safety goes awry when a knight of war-a man who will not listen
to reason-captures her.
of Montville is on a mission of mercy. His vow to the man who saved
his life takes him to Louroux. He plans to stop just long enough
to deliver a message to the lady of the Castle. He is forestalled
when he finds a beautiful maiden. Her avowals that she is not a
servant meet with disbelief, and he returns her to her rightful
is beaten badly for her sins, and her situation worsens when Rowland
believes her to be the maid Druoda promises him for companionship.
She passes out from pain, as does the gallant knight from drink.
The morning after brings repercussions for both. Brigitte is given
to Rowland and her life of servitude begins, and Rowland is saddled
with a serf who does not know her place.
Lindsey's books always rock with passion, flair for details, and
layered plots. Her medieval works are outstanding and she expands
her talent in So Speaks The Heart, as Rowland and Brigitte
find that lies, distrust, and misunderstandings make their path
to happiness, an exercise in patience, and finally love.