I thought this was a very dull book. It's a medeavil romance and if I hadn't been such a fast read I would not have finished it. The author never came up with a decent plot. Lots of atmosphere though. Like a hamburger with lettuce, tomato and onion but no beef patty.
Forced to marry Hugh le Despenser, the son and grandson of disgraced traitors, Bess de Montacute, just 13 years old, is appalled at his less-than-desirable past. Meanwhile, Hugh must give up the woman he really loves in order to marry the reluctant Bess. Far apart in age and haunted by the past, can Hugh and Bess somehow make their marriage work?Just as walls break down and love begins to grow, the merciless plague endangers all whom the couple holds dear, threatening the life and love they have built.