When a young noblewoman named Elinor learns that she’s to marry a much older man, she flees her comfortable home for the hard life of a jugular. It’s not just the escape that appeals to Elinor. She’s also got her eye on kind, handsome Bertran, another wandering poet whom she sets out to find.
But terrible events are building in the south of France. When the crusaders sweep through the country, destroying all those who do not follow their religion, Elinor must go into hiding. Bertran, meanwhile, risks his life to warn others of the in the country. Danger encircles them both as the rising time of bloodshed threatens the fabric of the society in which they live.
Rich with historical detail brings to life Elinor and Bertran’s tale of thwarted romance, escape from certain death, and clever disguise.
This was a great book! Done in a old fashion writing style it kept me reading until the end. I haven’t read any other books by Mary Hoffman, but this makes me want to!
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