A Whisper of Rosemary
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Allegra desperately wants to
marry Lord Michael. With her maid Maella's words ringing in her
ears she knows this is impossible. "My Lady…you cannot
fight the king's will." The year is 1137, Lord Merle Lareux
is the king's choice for her. Maris, the daughter Allegra was
carrying at the time of her marriage is now of marriageable age
herself in 1155. Maris is the much loved child Lord Lareux believes
is his own. Although Allegra's life with life with Lord Lareux
has been reasonably rewarding, she is determined her child will
not be faced with the heart rending circumstance of her own marriage
day. Allegra had been happy living on Langumont lands. But, her
heart had always belonged to Michael.
Colleen Gleason has produced
a spellbinding novel set in the time of lords, maids, kings and
duplicity. From the opening lines the reader is transported back
to the sights, scents and excitement of medieval times. A Whisper
of Rosemary is a fascinating, fast paced work sure to keep the
Writer Gleason's vibrant characters
are well thought out personalities having their own identities
and idiosyncrasies. Allegra's sorrow for being forced into a
marriage she does not want is palpable. Maris the headstrong
daughter of Lord Lareux is a youngster parents can understand.
She has no desire to marry, however, her father determines that
she will marry Victor D'Arcy. Unfortunately D'Arcy is a man who
causes Maris nothing but icy fingers down her spine. Ruthless
Bon de Savrille determines that if anyone marries the girl, it
shall be he. Dirick of Derkland has no interest in marriage,
he has returned home only to avenge the barbarous murder of his
father. It is not long before the three young men find themselves
caught up in a snarl entwining their fate with at of Maris.
The often peppery dialogue writer
Gleason employs between the players flows in a natural manner.
Gleason's writing is both powerful, and filled with enough detail
to keep the reader's attention rapt. A Whisper of Rosemary is
an exciting text which is sure to tickle the fancy of those who
enjoy more than just a touch of romance interspersed with a downright
fascinating mystery. Writer Gleason has produced this narrative
with the intention that all royalties will go to the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation in honor of her son.