By Elizabeth Chadwick
The cherished and lively daughter of England's maximum knight, Mahelt Marshal lives a privileged lifestyles. but if her cherished father falls foul of the risky and hazardous King John, her international is shattered. The king takes her brothers hostage and Mahelt's deliberate marriage to Hugh Bigod, son of the Earl of Norfolk, happens ahead of she anticipated. Mahelt and Hugh come to take care of one another deeply, yet Hugh's strict father clashes with the rebellious Mahelt. while extra harsh calls for from King John threaten to rip the couple's lives aside, Mahelt unearths herself dealing with her worst fears by myself, no longer realizing if she-or her marriage-will live to tell the tale.
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