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She needs someone to fight for her. He needs to be rescued.
Karin and Pavel have become separated by war and the destruction of his family's home. When Pavel hears of Karin's predicament, he rushes to his beloved. But what will he find? Will the pull to remain by her side be stronger than the tug to return to the front lines?
Zdenek and Eva are blissfully happy after finding one another. Then his father summons him home. It is a reunion Zdenek dreads. How will his father react to Zdenek's involvement with a merchant's daughter? More...what will Zdenek do if the man does not accept her?
Radek, who has recently defected, finds himself caught between two worlds. He stumbles upon a Hussite captive in the Royalist camp in dire need of a champion. Can he defy yet another army? Ostracize himself and limp back to the Hussites for the sake of a woman he owes nothing to?
While the Hussites maintain a tenuous hold on their lands, will internal conflict prove their undoing?
Scooting closer to him, Karin placed her hands on his shoulders and leaned against his back. “What troubles you?”
He turned, his features in profile betraying his turmoil.
“Pavel?” What could it be? Was he so disturbed?
“It is nothing to concern yourself with, my love.” He raised an arm to press her head to his shoulder. “I did not wish to waken you.”
“Nor do I wish that you lose sleep.” She pushed against his hand, turning so she sat beside him. “Tell me. What keeps you from your rest?”
He dropped his head.
What could be so terrible that he did not wish to share it with her? Her heart beat faster. Was something amiss between them? Was he hiding something?
“Pavel, please…” She drew her hands to herself, clasping the front of her chemise. “I must know.”
He shifted to face her and placed hands over hers. “It’s nothing that should cause you fear.”
Her breathing calmed. “Then what?”
His eyes glistened in the flickering flame. They were serious. She could no longer see any hint of laughter.
It drew her back to that first meeting. When his eyes so captivated her. And the way his smile lit the intense blue such that she lost herself in his gaze. Now those orbs were darkened. Like the sky when a storm was coming…muted, near gray. One more thing that had been lost to this war?
But of all the love stories she knows, hers is her favorite. She lives happily with her own Prince Charming and their gaggle of minions. Three to be exact. They sure know how to distract a writer! But, alas, the stories must be written, even if it must happen in the wee hours of the morning.
Sara is an avid reader and also enjoys reading clean Historical Romance when she’s not traveling. Her books range from the Czech lands to the American Wild West and from ancient Egypt to the early 1900s. Some of her titles include The Lady Bornekova, Hope in Cripple Creek, The General’s Wife, Trail of Fears, and the Convenient Risk Series.
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