Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval?Saxon/Normans)

Series: The Norman Conquest #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley


  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M08LCJI

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July 20, 2014
In war torn England the battle lines between Saxon and Norman are clearly drawn. The Saxons must fight for everything they have in the hopes of winning their country back from the Normans who are determined to break their resistance.

Rowena Godwinson, the sole remaining member of the defeated royal family, stands proudly against the Normans that would trample them underfoot but her nobility and grace make her an ideal pawn in the Norman King William’s play for power with the Saxon people. When he decrees she marry a powerful Norman knight, her subjugation appears to be complete. The handsome soldier with the kind brown eyes and gentle touch is a threat to her determination to defy the interlopers. Can she hold firm to her Saxon heritage and refuse to give in to his advances?

John of Normandy wants only to prove himself worthy of the king’s trust. He is rewarded for his service and loyalty with land, titles and a Saxon beauty for a bride. John balks at the marriage, driven by the secret guilt of knowing Rowena’s father would still be alive if not for him. However, John’s reluctance is soon replaced by a burning desire to please this woman and win her over as well as her people.

As their people look to them for guidance and peace, can John and Rowena find a love that unites all of England?

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THE SAXON BRIDE by Ashley York is an exciting Historical Romance set in 1071-1074 England. #1 in “The Norman Conquest” and what a beginning! WOW! A Norman Knight and a Saxon Bride what an intriguing as well as emotional tale! Adventurous, dangerous and passionate. A very intriguing read! I read this fast paced, action packed tale in one setting. The characters jump off the page. The storyline is realistic, you could almost feel the tension between the Saxons and the Normans. Ms. York is a wonderful storyteller. I would highly recommend this awesome Medieval tale of love, romance,danger, and a new beginning. It has some very tragic consequences as well as the power of love and trust. I can’t wait to read the others in this series. Bring them on! An absolute delight to read. Powerful,suspenseful and intriguing! A page turner to be sure!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley*

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: hot
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More