Also in this series: Twilight Magic
Series: Magic #1
Published by Forever on December 1st 2005
Genres: Historical Romance, Fantasy Romance, Medieval Era
ONE MAN'S FORTUNE
From the moment the warrior arrives to claim her and her land, Gwendolyn de Leon's reaction is swift and fierce. She refuses to yield, not to the knight who slew her brother in battle. But Alberic of Chester is a powerfully sensual man, intent on taking what is now rightfully his by king's decree.
ONE WOMAN'S DESTINY
Gwendolyn has one hope for deliverance: invoking a powerful spell with an ancient ring. Yet the seal of the dragon is now on Alberic's finger. To wrest it away and avenge her family's honor, she must seduce him. But will her own heart surrender first?
ONE RING TO BIND THEM
There were so many things that made me really like this one. First off when I first started reading this I got hooked within the first few pages. But then it kinda went a little “meh” for me, but then it picked up. We start off with Alberic of Chester, who is a soldier for the King, and in aiding with a battle, has earned a knighthood and a holding. This holding belonged to one of the men he helped bring down, and had fought against the King. So he is ordered by the King, to take charge of his new holding, marry one of the daughter, have one sent to the Abbey, and the other sent to court. Easy enough right? Well the one woman he is drawn to Gwendolyn, is not your normal English lady. She is passionate and independent. Gwendolyn is outraged upon hearing of her father and brother’s death, and must get her father’s ring from Alberic so she can right a wrong. But what she doesn’t expect to happen is to fall for Alberic herself and realize he was her destined match. What we have here is a love story that is set in the mid 1100’s, with a mix of old legends and magic. Its quite different from what you assume from the synopsis…so don’t let it confuse you. this is a story that slowly won me over, and at first I was going to set it aside, but I really wanted to give this one a shot. So glad I did because this story, while, it didn’t WOW me, it did make a very good impression. I enjoyed seeing Alberic and Gwen slowly learn each other, about how love really works, and how you build on it. I am interested in the legend of this ring, really fascinating and has quite a bit of historical relelvance to it. Eager to see what happens to her two other sisters…definitely plan on reading more of Shari Anton. Its a slow and warm love story that worked its way to my heart, with a hint of sibling drama, fascinating intrigue and a dose of magic to keep you drawn to this pair….spellbinding to the end!