About this book…
At the mercy of her enemy!
Abducted by Saxon outlaws, Constance Arnaud comes face to face with Aelric, a Saxon boy she once loved. He’s now her enemy, but Constance must reach out to this rebel and persuade him to save her life as she once saved his…
Aelric is determined to seek vengeance on the Normans who destroyed his family. Believing Constance deserted him, he can never trust her again. Yet, as they are thrown together and their longing for each other reignites, will Aelric discover that love is stronger than revenge?
Mills and Boon books have always been a guilty pleasure for me but it’s only recently that I’ve discovered and enjoyed some of their historical titles. I loved The Blacksmiths Wife by Elisabeth Hobbes so I was really looking forward to her latest book The Saxon Outlaws Revenge. But once I started to read I realised that my knowledge of that period of history was shockingly bad! So off I went to that fabulous source of all information, the internet, to refresh what I thought I already knew but apparently didn’t!
Constance is a wonderfully feisty and courageous heroine and I loved her fearless journey from plucky young girl to mature woman. When she saves Aelric’s life it leads to a decision for her own future unfortunately though it’s one she is unable to act upon through no fault of her own. But this couple are destined to have their lives entwined and at their next meeting the tables have turned leading to a dangerous liaison.
Elisabeth Hobbes is a very talented lady as her books are packed full of the most in depth and authentic historical details which make them a delight to read. Her characters are realistic, gutsy and have endured hardship making them relatable too. This isn’t a sweet and fluffy “will they or won’t they” romance, it has an emotional intensity that goes much deeper than that. It’s beautifully written and imagined that it pulled me into a world far away from my own until I could almost have been lurking within the pages myself. To have spent a contented day curled up on the sofa with Constance and Aelric, in a Cheshire that existed nearly a thousand years ago, was a real heartwarming treat.
This is an engaging and compelling tale that I can highly recommend for fans of historical fiction who like a side order of romance. And I have to admit-I miss this couple already!
Many thanks to the author for my review copy of The Saxon Outlaws Revenge.
The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge (Mills & Boon Historical) was published on 1st December and is now available to buy here at Amazon UK.
And after loving The Saxon Outlaws Revenge I’m now looking forward to Elizabeth’s next book especially as I’ve heard she is going to be revisiting a character from The Blacksmiths Wife. You can find my review for that book HERE I can’t wait to see what she has in store for Roger as I have a feeling the knight is about to have his comeuppance!
Meet the author…
Elisabeth grew up in York, where she spent her teenage years looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep her off her feet.
She achieved her dream of becoming an author after finishing third in Harlequin’s SYTYCW contest 2013 and being offered a two-book contract. When she isn t writing, she spends her time reading and is a pro at cooking while holding a book!
Elisabeth lives in Cheshire with her husband, two children and two cats with ridiculous names.