Early Review: WORD OF HONOR by Alexa Aston ~ An Emotionally Riveting Medieval Romance


word-of-honorTitle: Word of Honor Knights of Honor, Book 1
Author: Alexa Aston
Genre: Historical Romance — Medieval
Story Setting:
Pages: 238
Published by: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc., 1 edition
Published Date: October 25, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Book gifted by publisher for an honest review. 

A  5-Shield Story


 Publisher’s Summary: Become swept away in Alexa Aston’s new Knights of Honor, a medieval series set in the time of Edward III’s reign in England. At its heart are Geoffrey and Merryn, who will find lasting love in Word of Honor. This pair plays a part in each book of the series—sometimes small, sometimes large—as new couples come together to find passion and true love. Each romance focuses on honor and the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

1351 A.D. – Betrothed from a young age, Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort are that rare couple—a love match. They spend five long years apart when Geoffrey leaves England to fight against the French. Geoffrey returns after the English victory at Poitiers, and he and Merryn wed. They spend one blissful night consummating their love, looking forward to a promising future together.

Yet Geoffrey vanishes the next day. Merryn is left lonely and confused as she clings to the hope that one day her husband will come back to her. Geoffrey finally returns almost seven years later. This new Geoffrey is a stranger to Merryn. He refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away from the woman he loved.

Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Geoffrey and Merryn recapture the love they once shared?

Join Geoffrey and Merryn as they fight for the love both have held in their hearts despite their years apart.

Note: This book has been previously published under the pen name Lauren Linwood

My Thoughts:  As many of you may know, I’m partial to historical romance and Medieval stories are my strong inclination.  I’m always ready for a good story with plenty of ruthlessness displaying the worst of man’s inclinations and counter-balancing with the very best of man and what he/she values in his/her life.

Geoffrey de Montfort, the hero of the story, is truly some sort of demigod.  Do they still make them this way?  A knight, who lives the rules of knighthood, and the code of chivalry to his core, and known for it, but suffers long and hard, again because of it.  He has opportunities to escape his lot, but does not.  I’d love to have him on my team!

Merryn is a woman Geoffrey has known since childhood.  They think alike, and love each other even that young.  After one day of blissful marriage, and one night of fully experiencing the love they share, Geoffrey is wrenched away from his new life. I ask you, how long would you wait for your man to return, ladies, if this sad circumstance happens to you?  But to Geoffrey and Merryn this disaster colored years of living–both his and hers. Obviously, Merryn loves to her core this man who defies insanity from his plight. Both hero and heroine are treasures, characters with pristine honor. 

That being said, it is always a pleasure I find such an agonizingly riveting story where I feel nothing could be worse and then it is.  Time and time again, evil conquers good.  But I love happily ever after stories…and so this is, but after an emotional rollercoaster which had me holding my breath.

Would you enjoy discovering an author which takes you to the moon and back?  Who drops you thousands of feet into dung, just to find there is justice?  Try this new series from the lovely Alexa Aston.  I enjoyed it and if your inclinations run along the lines mine do, so will you!

This is a story of love so deep, nothing will destroy it, where guilt of a bad deed by a family member does not bleed into the value and honor of his progeny.  Every man is responsible for whom he is and what he makes of himself.

 alexa-astonAbout the Author: Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.

She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England during the reign of Edward III and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.

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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