Early Review of AN OATH SWORN by Diana Cosby ~ book 3 of an amazing, suspenseful series

“Men driven to gain power see not the beauty in a well-crafted sword, only the lethal bite of the blade.”

An Oath SwornTitle: An Oath Sworn, The Oath Trilogy, book 3
Author: Diana Cosby
Genre: Historical Romance, Highlands
Story Setting: Scotland, 1299
Published by: Lyrical Press
Published Date: December 22, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

The Oath Trilogy Series:
An Oath Taken, book 1
An Oath Broken, book 2
An Oath Sworn, book 3

About the Story: Bound by honor to save a country they love…

The bastard daughter of the French king, Marie Alesia Serouge has just one chance at freedom when she escapes her captor in the Scottish highlands. A mere pawn in a scheme to destroy relations between France and Scotland, Marie must reach her father and reveal the Englishman’s treacherous plot. But she can’t abandon the wounded warrior she stumbles upon—and she can’t deny that his fierce masculinity, Scottish or not, stirs something wild inside her.

Colyne MacKerran is on a mission for his king, and he’s well aware that spies are lying in wait for him everywhere. Wounded en route, he escapes his attackers and is aided by an alluring Frenchwoman…whose explanation for her presence in the Highlands rings false. Even if she saved his life, he cannot trust her with his secrets. But he won’t leave her to the mercy of brigands, either—and as they race for the coast, he can’t help but wonder if her kiss is as passionate as she is.

With nothing in common but their honor, Colyne and Marie face a dangerous journey to safety through the untamed Scottish landscape—and their own reckless hearts…

My Thoughts:  How can you not like this suspenseful, emotional read when dropped into the middle of an escape leaving you gripping the chair with fear of the worst!  As it happens, both Lady Marie Alesia Serouge and Colyne MacKerran narrowly escape–she from the peril of her abductors and he from those who would see King Philip fail.

Suspense coils with drama as both hero and heroine seek freedom for themselves and freedom for Scotland.  Each don’t know if they can trust the other.  What side do each belong?  They have their honor and must conceal secrets from foe.  Yet each must thank the other for their very lives. Creeping into this harrowing mix is lust.  Should they keep their secrets while quenching their rising desire?

Marie, bastard daughter to French king, had been used as a pawn.  She managed to escape her captors, as well as conceal Colyne, seriously wounded, from those who would kill him. I loved her strength of character, her passion for the underdog and her quick-witted intelligence. Her tongue and temper seemed to get the better of her which only fueled Colyne’s interest and gave the story humor.

Colyne is a fine specimen. A leader of men, full of honor, and humble–a character I enjoyed seeing find his happily ever after.

Ms. Cosby writes a great yarn.  Her use of historical events and suspenseful scenes makes a most believable and amazing story.  With her character development and emotional pull, she keeps me coming back for more.

Diana Cosby picAbout the Author: A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense.  Her award-winning books are available in five languages.  Diana has appeared at Lady Jane’s Salon, in NYC, and in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog, “Happily Ever After,” MSN.com, and in Texoma Living Magazine.

After retiring as a Navy Chief, AGC(AW), Diana dove into her passion – writing romance novels. With 34 moves behind her, she was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people she’s met throughout the world.

Her years of living in Europe inspired Diana to write in the medieval time frame.  After watching the movie Braveheart and with her passion for writing complex plots, the idea for the MacGruder brothers series was born.

Diana has many passions in life, but one that resonates in her life is that of giving. She firmly believe that each of us can make a positive difference in another person’s life.  Some of the charities she supports are listed below:

The National Trust for Scotland, which acts asntfslogoguardian of Scotland’s magnificent heritage of architectural, scenic and historic treasures.

Habitat For Humanity, which gives a deserving family more than a home, but a foundation upon which to build their dreams..

Semper Fi Fund , is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to help with immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Homes For Our Troops, assists severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families through various venues to aid them in building a home that allows them live a more independent life.

The Navy SEAL Foundation, provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.
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2 Responses to Early Review of AN OATH SWORN by Diana Cosby ~ book 3 of an amazing, suspenseful series

  1. Diana Cosby says:

    My deepest thanks for the wonderful review. I had a blast writing An Oath Sworn, and I’m humbled that you enjoyed Colyne and Marie’s story. Each character had their own personal challenges to over come, and as an avid researcher, I enjoyed setting their on-the-run story during Scotland’s fight for Independence. Again, my sincere thanks for your kind words. Take care, and I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.


  2. It is always my pleasure to read one of yours. Looking forward to more to come.


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