cover image Never Love a Lord

Never Love a Lord

Heather Grothaus. Kensington/Zebra, $6.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4201-1244-3

The final installment in Grothaus’s Foxe Sisters trilogy (after Never Seduce a Scoundrel) highlights the trials of the eldest sister, Sybilla, as she defends her home. In 13th-century England, King Edward sends Lord Julian Griffin and his army to Fallstowe Castle. Julian’s mission is to uncover Sybilla’s parents’ deepest secrets and prove that she is not entitled to possess Fallstowe. The budding romance between Sybilla and Julian is fraught with deceit and half-truths, and when Sybilla discovers that Edward has promised Fallstowe to Julian, she believes every romantic feeling he has professed toward her is completely false. Sybilla is a complex, stoical woman whose initial cool demeanor hides her deep capability to care for others. The love story is carefully woven into the mystery of Sybilla’s ancestry to create a memorable historical romance. Agent: Pema Browne, Pema Browne Ltd. (Jan.)