Of Love and Betrayal


Aveline de Bondeville is running from the shackles of cruelty and lands in the protective hands of Troy de Gysborne. Admitting to her protector that she is a murderess is unthinkable, but vengeance is closing in on her and the only way out is to marry Troy. Not a problem, except now she’s married to two men. 

A good adventure begins with a fast-paced start. Ms. Lyndon puts the story into high gear from page one with Aveline running for her life and into the arms of Troy. He’s got his own burdens to bear but Troy draws Aveline into his family’s safe keeping. The plot is strong; the main characters extremely likeable. Too many modern phrases and repetitive thoughts may break the historical reader’s attraction and risks faith in the author doing her due diligence and research. Even with rough grammatical edges, balance is restored with a large cast of secondary characters which are neatly placed within the protagonist’s scenes. “Of Love And Betrayal” is part of an ongoing series and setup for the next novel is well seeded.

A sure sign of a good story is when a reader would rather reach for the novel vs. doing another task. “Of Love and Betrayal” is one of those books, and a signal that Ms. Lyndon is a rising talent in creating an intriguing tale.

Sloane Austen