The Soldiers of Fortune Series
One man. Two women. A time of betrayal.
1357 Ancelin Montfort returns from fighting in France eager to see the woman he has always loved. Following his brother’s death, he is heir to his father’s earldom, and his new responsibilities weigh heavily on the young knight. He hopes that Alice will provide the distraction he needs.
Emma expects to marry Ancelin within a few days of his arrival, but he pays more attention to his widowed sister-in-law than he does to her. The more time Emma spends with him, the more she realizes that he’s no longer the man she fell in love with. When he accuses her of seeing other men in his absence, Emma fights back.
The Heir’s Tale is the first in a series of medieval romances. If you like vivid historical detail and fast-paced compelling drama, you’ll love April Munday’s The Heir’s Tale.
England 1357 – Mark Montfort is determined to prove to his older brothers that he is capable of looking after himself. When a beautiful woman asks for his help, he is ready to assist her, regardless of the danger to both of them.
Tilda Merys is to be married to a much older man. She knows he will be marrying her for her wealth, but learns that he intends to kill her for it. Mark seems to be her best hope, but he demands her body as payment. Tilda has little choice and they set off on a journey more dangerous than they could have imagined. Mark and Tilda discover that betrayal takes many forms.
1356 After the Battle of Poitiers and the defeat of the French, there’s not much for a knight like Stephen Montfort to do in Gascony, but he’s made a vow not to return to England. At his captain’s suggestion, they both remain in Bordeaux, waiting for the opportunity to improve their fortunes.
For years Stephen’s captain, Roger de Calais, has hidden herself as a soldier and she has loved him almost as long. It is a love she can never express, for, if she reveals herself, she will be killed.
What will happen to her when Stephen falls in love with the man he believes his captain to be?
Aymer Montfort has been a mercenary for ten years, but it’s time for him to return home and make his peace with the brother who accused him of murder. He is less than enthusiastic when he is persuaded to take a beggar with him to England.
Melissant de la Chapelle set out on a pilgrimage with a father and servants. After their murders, she’s alone and penniless. She has been begging in Calais for a month when Aymer rescues her. His kindness makes it easy for her to fall in love with him, but all he seems to care about is ridding himself of her as soon as possible.
The journey home is more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.
The Mercenary’s Tale is available here.
Limoges 1364 – After Elaine is rescued from a rioting mob by Joscelin, an English pilgrim, neither expects to see the other again. Out of sight proves not to be out of mind, nor out of heart. Their unspoken love for one another continues to grow over the years they’re apart.
Beloved Besieged is available here.
The Traitor’s Daughter
It is October 1338 and England has been at war with France for a year. Lady Alais de Montjoye is travelling to her wedding where she is to be married to a man she has not seen in four years. Her journey takes her to Southampton on the morning it is attacked by the French. Rescued from certain death by Sir Hugh de Liss, Lady Alais finds that doing her duty by her betrothed husband might not be as easy as she thought.
Sir Hugh knows that Lady Alais is the daughter of a man who fought against the king he now serves, but cannot deny the attraction between them. As they begin their journey north, neither of them can imagine where the conflict between duty and desire will take them.
The Traitor’s Daughter is available here.
The Winter Love
England, October 1357
Days before she is due to take her vows, Eleanor de Wrey is kidnapped from her convent by Henry Attewood, a soldier returning home from France. He declares himself her rescuer, but she is not so sure. They join the ship of Henry’s brother, a wine merchant, Edward. Both brothers are attracted to the young nun, but all Eleanor wants is to get back to her convent. None of them knows what it will cost them before she can return.
The Winter Love is available here.
Richard de Charimaux arrives in England as a prisoner after the battle of Poitiers. He is not able to pay his ransom and his family is unwilling, so he must serve the man to whom the ransom is owed. Homeless, kingless, crippled and speaking little English, Richard must find his place in a hostile household which believes he is the enemy and has no value. He soon decides that he belongs by the side of his captor’s daughter.
The Heart That Lies
In the summer of 1811 the Earl of Meldon is trying to unmask the murderer of a fellow spy. He is diverted from this task by the arrival of a young woman in his house. The last thing Meldon wants is another distraction from fighting the French, let alone a distraction who’s clever enough to work out what he’s doing.Lady Anna is homeless and penniless. London is a dangerous place for a woman on her own, but Anna will go to any lengths to kill the man responsible for her brother’s death.Neither of them knows the dangers they’ll face if they can’t tell one another the truth.
The Heart That Lies is available here.
The Heart That Hides
In the spring of 1812 Regency spy Edmund Finch returns to London after a failed mission on the Continent. Physical and mental exhaustion keep him away from society for some time, but when he returns to it he is introduced to a beautiful woman who steals his heart. Is she, however, a fit woman to be the mother of his young son? And what of Sophia, a young woman whose intelligence delights him, but who has attracted the attention of his closest friend’s nephew. Finch’s friends fear that he is not in a condition to make the right choice. Finch can only follow his heart, when he understands it.
The Heart That Hides is available here.
The Heart That Wins
In early 1815 it seems that the war with Bonaparte is over, but Sophia Arbuthnot is not so sure. When she learns that the exiled Emperor is about to reclaim his throne, she flees to Paris where she meets the man whose proposal of marriage she rejected two years before.
Captain John Warren has fought his way from Spain to Paris in an effort to put Sophia behind him, but now he has to face up to the choices he made as a boy. Before things can be resolved between them, they both have to face up to the choices that they made and confront the French spy who is working against them. Can first love have a second chance?
The Heart That Wins is available here.