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Lespada

(2010)
(The first book in the Reign of the House of de Winter series)
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1264 A.D. - Davyss de Winter is the champion for King Henry III, a powerful and arrogant man that descends from a long line of powerful knights. He is also a much-sought after man and has had more than his share of female admirers, including a besotted baron's daughter who bore him bastard twins.

His mother and family matriarch, the Lady Katharine de Warrenne de Winter, loses patience with her son's behavior and betrothes him to a woman she hopes will tame his wild ways. She selects a young woman from a lesser noble family with no political ties or ambitions, a perfect match for her son's prideful personality.

Enter the Lady Devereux d'Arcy Allington; a young woman of astounding beauty, she wants nothing to do with Davyss. When Davyss, in protest of the marriage, sends his sword Lespada to the marriage ceremony, Devereux is beyond offended. Livid, she battles tooth and nail, refusing to marry a sword by proxy, until Lady Katharine intervenes. Cornered, Devereux is forced to marry Lespada because her groom refuses to show up for the ceremony. When Davyss gives in to his curiosity and meets his wife for the first time, he is overwhelmed with her beauty.

Roughly consummating the marriage, he has set the tone for what both Davyss and Devereux believe will be a loveless, hateful marriage. But when Davyss begins to realize what he's done, he swallows his considerable pride and is determined to get to know the woman he married, a woman of grace and compassion like nothing he has ever known before.

Though trials and tribulations, Davyss and Devereux's bond only strengthens. When Davyss is involved in the Battle of Evesham against Simon de Montfort, Devereux faces her own life and death situation.

Genre: Historical Romance

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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lespada
Author(s): Kathryn Le Veque
ISBN: 1-4791-7890-X / 978-1-4791-7890-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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June 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lespada
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lespada
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June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lespada
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lespada (Reign of the House of de Winter Book 1)
Author(s): Kathryn Le Veque
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.
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