One Knight's Return

One Knight's Return

by Claire Delacroix

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Overview

Quinn de Sayerne vowed never to return home while his wicked father drew breath. Twenty years after his departure, the knight and crusader is summoned to claim his family holding after his father's death. But the overlord decrees that Quinn must wed Melissande, the beautiful but frosty heiress of neighboring Annossy. Quinn resolves to win the heart of his lady wife, no matter what the cost, and thence the seal of Sayerne.

Melissande cannot believe that her liege lord has ignored her betrothal and wed her to a mercenary. Worse, he has granted her beloved Annossy to her new husband against her every protest. Though Melissande finds herself the chattel of this rough knight, she is determined to fight Quinn on every front—for the sake of her betrothal, Annossy, and her own pride.

But Annossy itself is in danger with brigands raiding its borders. Quinn is charged to oust the villains, but soon fears his lady wife is in peril—or is she allied with the brigands? Can this pair come to trust each other in time to work together for the sake of the future, or will a villain's evil scheme cost them both everything they hold dear?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161252819
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Series: Rogues & Angels , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 37,926
File size: 605 KB

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author Claire Delacroix has published over seventy novels and novellas. Her first book, Romance of the Rose was published in 1993. She is USA Today and nationally bestselling, and her medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Claire Delacroix is a pseudonym used by Deborah Cooke for her historical and fantasy romances. Deborah also publishes contemporary and paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke and has written as Claire Cross.

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She’s also on the RWA Honor Roll.

She lives in Canada with her family and is an avid knitter.

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One Knight's Return 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, fantastic medieval romance. Melissande has been ordered to wed a mercenary, even though she was already betrothed to someone else. Quinn has been called back home to claim his family holding, but his overlord commands that he marry Melissande, the heiress of a neighboring property. Quinn is determined to win his bride's heart - but can he trust her? And Melissande is unsure whether to trust Quinn, knowing his father and his father's many misdeeds as she does. I enjoyed this book so much and it can be read as a standalone story, though it is #2 in the Rogues and Angels series. I can't recommend this author more highly and I would read anything by the author.
FaeScot 10 months ago
Masterful crafting of a complex story of a medieval knight and a very capable woman managing her father's holding after his death. This was not a love match but a union by the overload to protect and grow two holdings within his realm. These two people do manage to fall in love and find each completes the other to create a very effective whole to govern their lands. Melissande has been managing Annossy since her father's death five years ago. She was raised to do this job being an only child. She doesn't need a husband even if she's been betrothed to Amaud de Privas since childhood by their fathers. The only thing that plagues her is brigands at her borders raiding. She's breathing easier now that her cruel and scheming neighbor Jerome de Sayerne has died. He always coveted Annossy and tried to unite them. She's called to her overload Tully's keep she finds he has other plans. Tully has called Sayerne's heir Quinn home, a crusading knight in the holy lands. When he arrives he finds Tully is requiring him to marry Melissande and defeat the brigands if he wants to earn Sayene. They have little choice but to obey, even though neither one is happy about it. Quinn goes about trying to unravel the mystery of the brigands while trying to win Melissande's trust. There are mysteries to solve and counterplots exposed as well as a delightfully drawn love story. Quinn learns how to run a keep from Melissande and Melissande learns Quinn is not his father's son. I'm so impressed with this author's voice. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I+thoroughly+enjoyed+this+book.++The+story+line%2C+characters+and+pace+were+well+thought+out.++I+enjoyed+the+banter+between+the+different+characters.