THE WARRIOR'S VOW
He Was Hers to Command
Swept away from her home and into the desert, Abigail is as much a prisoner as she is a princess. A ruthlessly ambitious captain of the palace guard intends to force her into marriage and rule Judah through her. Yet the badly beaten soldier Abigail rescues offers another choice—if she dares trust him.
She is royalty, yet Jesse is surprised by the gentle compassion Abigail shows him as he heals. In return, he will help her escape to Jerusalem, protecting her life with his own. But Abigail's rank and Jesse's deadly past makes any future impossible, unless forgiveness forged by love can triumph over all.
Fluid, melt-in-your-mouth writing deepened my reading pleasure. I love this author's way with words. They urge me to lose myself in another time and place and I experience culture shock when I'm pulled back into my present day reality. Great talent for any writer but especially a historical one.
I loved the heart of this story -- one woman's awakening to the world around her and the God who created it. There's a kind of Rapunzel/Sleeping Beauty ambiance about this princess. Abigail has spent her entire childhood locked away in her rooms at the palace under the stringent control of an evil queen. As a result, her views are skewed but her inner moral code has survived unspeakable treachery. Her hunger for the truth is palpable. And though she doesn't realize it at first, Jesse has the answers she is looking for.
He isn't a prince but he rescues the princess just the same. At least he rescues Abigail when she isn't rescuing him! Love that about these two -- both stubborn and daring and definitely each other's equals. Still, the aftermath of political duplicity has far reaching effects that they both must face and conquer before a happily ever after is even remotely possible.
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