Thursday, January 25, 2018
Harper St. George’s THE VIKING WARRIOR’S BRIDE – Marriage of Convenience Viking Style
Set in 870 in Bernicia (generally, southeastern Scotland/northeastern England), this is the story of Gwendolyn of Alvey, a skilled crossbow archer, who leads her father’s men. She would prefer not to marry since the death of her betrothed, but her father's wish before his death was that she wed a warrior of the Vikings to secure peace for their people.
Vidar is a proud warrior who would rather be off fighting than being lord of a large holding, but he will do his duty and marry the difficult woman forced upon him. His brother, the Viking jarl, tells him he has a lot to learn about women. And so he does. Once they are wed, Gwendolyn thinks they will share a bed but nothing will happen between them. Right. Of course, Vidar proves her wrong and, surprisingly, acts the gentleman in the process. (It seemed like much of the story took place in their bedchamber.)
There are some exciting scenes with rebel bad guys roaming the countryside killing and burning and Gwendolyn comes to the rescue with her bow so that Vidar sees the value of a bride who is also a warrior who can fight by his side.
Though there are references to other couples in the series, this can be read as a stand alone.
The Viking Warriors series:
Enslaved by the Viking
One Night with the Viking
In Bed with the Viking Warrior
The Viking Warrior’s Bride