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ABOUT BOOK: Subduing the barbaric hordes came easy until he married one of them.
Everyone in the Celtic Catuvellauni village assumed Ness would marry the man she had loved since age fifteen. Their eventual matrimony seemed preordained. His inscrutable rejection of Ness sends a shock through the entire community. Heartbroken but resilient, Ness accepts a marriage proposal from a most unlikely eligible bachelor.
Battle scarred and weary of solitude, Roman Tribune Aquilus trained to do just one thing all his life—stoically serve the empire. The beautiful tribeswoman perfectly answers a long-ignored call from deep within his soul. Though he adores his new bride, when Ness harms a political connection, Aquilus lays down the law.
But Celtic women aren't inclined to submit to inconvenient rules, and the only obstacle standing between Ness and a Celtic divorce is Aquilus's Garrison of legionaries.
ABOUT AUTHOR: Anne Garboczi Evans is a mental health counselor, military spouse, and mama to an opinionated preschooler named "Joe-Joe" and a very dramatic baby named "Chip." Reading Rosemary Sutcliff as a middle school student and taking Latin in college instilled in her a love of the Roman Empire, leading to her Love & Warfare series. Moving to the CO Rockies inspired her to write the Lawmen & Suffragette series, romantic comedies set in the Old West. Working in mental health got her interested in writing women's fiction.
When not writing or reading, you can find Anne introducing her boys to the outdoor wonders of colorful Colorado.
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I would love to live in a castle if it is like the Ashford Castle in Ireland. Beautiful view and wonderful castle.
2. I would like the fact that there would be a staff to clean, cook, etc. but I have always felt that castles are cold and rather too formal for me. Any castles or mansions that I have toured are not very welcoming, but maybe the private quarters could be. This sounds like a good book. Enter me please.
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For Life or Until by Anne Garboczi Evans
This story starts out with Ness, a Celt and she's warming the water. Cedric loves her since forever. He wants to set up his farmland before he asks for her hand.
She plans her farmland and wants to raise sheep and weave the wool.
After the dance she's informed he had asked someone else to marry another girl.
The Roman tribune, Aquillus wants to marry her to raise their children as Romans and she accepts in retaliation of not being wed by Cedric.
She thought she'd be closer to her family but is not within days of their location any longer. She tries to befriend women and they just hate her, like she's from the wrong side of the tracks.
She has to go through so much pain and heartbreak and you wonder if the couple will ever be happy at all...
Parts that struck me the most were those of what she has to do to survive for her children and herself as she lends to the fields. She follows her passions and something she always wanted to do.
Like that after the Latin phrases are spoken they are translated in English so you can not left in the dark. Enjoyed listening to their traditions as they are explained.
Love the travel and that she had brought seeds for the land she was moving to. Love that knitting is mentioned and things other make and sell to make money for the family.
Love learning new words as I look them up to find out what they mean.
Excerpt from the second book in this series is included.
Received this review copy from the publisher Olivia Kimbrell Press via Bookfun.org and this is my honest review.
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Thank you, Julie, for the review. This sounds intriguing!
This is a new author for me. I really enjoyed the book. The main characters were very well developed and the story flowed well. You can read the book/story description on the book or site. I will tell you my impressions. At first, I thought I was not going to enjoy the book, but after only a couple of pages, I was glad I chose to read this. There are some very old terms I did not recognize and some of the wording was from the timeframe of the story and area so I wasn't sure of meanings, but it didn't mess up the story at all. The book is listed as a Christian book, but there were very few references to God or Christianity at all. And, Ness, one of the main characters, who is supposed to be a Christian, I think, sure didn't act like one. It is not at all preachy. There were a few editing errors as in spelling, mostly but very few and they did not detract from reading this at all. If you like historical fiction, I am sure you would enjoy this book. I requested a copy to read and review. This review is also posted on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Librarything.