Lord of the Keep

Lord of the Keep❰Reading❯ ➸ Lord of the Keep Author Ann Lawrence – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Lord of The Keep tells the tale of lovers who must overcome both class and age differences Gilles d Argent is the year old lord of the manor Emma is the young weaver he loves Unfortunately, Emma was Lord of the Keep tells the tale of lovers who must overcome both class and age differences Gilles d Argent is theyear old lord of the manor Emma is the Lord of MOBI :¿ young weaver he loves Unfortunately, Emma was seduced some two years earlier by the castle Lothario, William Belfour, a young man in his early twentiesGilles first has to deal with the barrier of their social positions as well as his jealousy and insecurity over the much younger man s seduction of Emma Emma, on the other hand, is hampered by the differences in their respective stations as well as by vows she exchanged with William when he bedded her, vows and a child he does not recognizeEmma wastes a lot of her energy on guilt, first for becoming William s lover and then for becoming Gilles Gilles vacillates between fits of jealousy and fears that he is getting old William is the only character who seems to enjoy himself as a thorough cad. Lord of the Keep is the first book of Ann Lawrence that i have read and it wont be the last Lawrence spins a fantastic tale This started with a young girl, Emma, being hauled before the Lord of the Keep, Giles, on charges of fornication She refuses to name her lover, William, though she sees him there He is a knight and unknown to all, he is Giles s bastard son One day, Emma was in the woods with her daughter, Angelique, when she is attacked by wild dogs Giles saves her and passion ignites Lord of the Keep is the first book of Ann Lawrence that i have read and it wont be the last Lawrence spins a fantastic tale This started with a young girl, Emma, being hauled before the Lord of the Keep, Giles, on charges of fornication She refuses to name her lover, William, though she sees him there He is a knight and unknown to all, he is Giles s bastard son One day, Emma was in the woods with her daughter, Angelique, when she is attacked by wild dogs Giles saves her and passion ignites She ends up in his castle as a weaver Giles eventually gets her in his bed He s fallen madly in love with her Emma comes to her sexuslity with her love for him But problems threaten their happiness William keeps trying to force himself on Emma Giles is away when William accosts her again She hits him on the shoulder and the side of his head with a stone and flees Someone murders William and the blame falls on Emma She s scheduled to hand Giles returns and is beside himself Will Giles save Emma Will they ever find happiness in their love Read the book for all the details and solution I received a copy of this book for my honest review Reviewed by JulieBook provided by the publisherOriginally posted at Romancing the BookEmma first meets Lord Gilles when her uncle drags her before him with the accusation she has lost her virtue and is most likely with child This is Lord Gilles first day in this position and he feels sorry for Emma She exchanged vows him a man that didn t stand up for her now Her uncle is furious that she has blown the chance to wed a man he picked for her Lord Gilles sends them home to wait out the possibli Reviewed by JulieBook provided by the publisherOriginally posted at Romancing the BookEmma first meets Lord Gilles when her uncle drags her before him with the accusation she has lost her virtue and is most likely with child This is Lord Gilles first day in this position and he feels sorry for Emma She exchanged vows him a man that didn t stand up for her now Her uncle is furious that she has blown the chance to wed a man he picked for her Lord Gilles sends them home to wait out the possiblity of pregnancy To his utmost horror, he and his men discover Emma nearly starved to death and with a newborn daughter clinging to her.Since Emma is an excellent weaver, Lord Gilles gives her a position as his personal weaver It s no secret to anyone looking close enough that Lord Gilles is quite smitten with Emma Emma, however, is now a mother and must think of her child She doesn t want to be known as a fallen woman and she doesn t want to make the same mistake that put her in this position in the first place But, Emma can t keep Lord Gilles at bay for long and soon the two are secret and not so secret lovers.Complications arise when Lord Gilles puts it together who fathered Emma s child a much younger man than he, and also connected to him personally Lord Gilles is now in his forties and perhaps unable to father a child He is consummed with jealously , to the point where he drives Emma away from him, if not in body, then in spirit Just as things are smoothed over and Emma convinces Lord Gilles she only loves him, they are blindsided by a shocking announcement from King Richard.As Lord Gilles tries to figure out how to please the king, but keep Emma as well, Emma is taken into custody for a crime she didn t commit Can Lord Gilles save her from the gallows This is one of those novels written back in the late 90 s when historical romances were written in much different manner than they are today This book has been reissued by Ellora s Cave in digital format and again I am just loving this trend This is an outstanding medieval historical romance that has a May December romance, a class difference, scandal, action, adventure, suspense, and plenty of drama and steamy romance scenes Emma is a woman with her own mind and that is seldom a thing women dared to have in those days Standing up to Lord Gilles was no problem for Emma While he is formidable, an Alpha personality, ridden with human traits like jealously and pride, he is also honorable and gentle, can admit his errors and make amends for them He has made mistakes in his life for which he is very sorry, but did the best he could to do the right thing.Lord Gilles loves Emma in every way, deeply and passionately, so much that he is willing to pay the ultimate price for her freedom Sigh I wish they still wrote em like this This is one of the best medieval period historical romances I ve read in a good long while , , , , . 4.5 5 This is the first Ann Lawrence HR that I ve read It starts a bit slow, but there are plenty of twists and turns in the plot to keep you going Emma our heroine foolishly allows a handsome knight to take her virginity and is shamed and outcast once she becomes pregnant A couple of years later, she is rescued from an attack in the woods by the hero Gilles, the Lord of Hawkswatch Romance ensues.There were a few aspects of the characters that I really liked First, Emma isn t a virgin, so there This is the first Ann Lawrence HR that I ve read It starts a bit slow, but there are plenty of twists and turns in the plot to keep you going Emma our heroine foolishly allows a handsome knight to take her virginity and is shamed and outcast once she becomes pregnant A couple of years later, she is rescued from an attack in the woods by the hero Gilles, the Lord of Hawkswatch Romance ensues.There were a few aspects of the characters that I really liked First, Emma isn t a virgin, so there aren t pages of her mooning about whether she should give it up to the hero Instead, she worries aboutpractical things like If I become his lover, will the benefits steady food, warmth, and health outweigh being considered a whore Also, Gilles is much older then Emma almost 20 years , and this age difference worries him and drives some of the plot, and I like that the issue is out in the open A lot of romances just sort of gloss over the fact that the hero is often much older than the sweet, innocent lady.A major plot element is how little power most medieval woman have in their lives While I appreciated the fact that Lawrence uses that truth to drive the plot, it did get rather frustrating, because throughout much of the story, Emma is responding to things happening to her, or accepting the least bad option in order to stay alive As a child of the Buffy generation, I like my heroines to be active even when it means bending history Emma is mostly only active in bed.I liked the dirtiness and often grim reality of the medieval setting, and the honesty of Gilles and Emma s growing love Nothing is made easy for the lovers, and when the ending comes, I was happy they made it through Emma, once sworn her heart to a man she thought she loved who in return rejected their vows to each other, and their daughter, and now barely survives as a weaver until she meets Lord Gilles, who is the Lord over Hawkwatch Castle Gilles, a powerful warrior and Lord, has already been married once and raised a son, and starts to think he is getting old, until he meets Emma who brightens his day with her smile, and makes him feel alive again and will do anything to have her in his bed, to show her Emma, once sworn her heart to a man she thought she loved who in return rejected their vows to each other, and their daughter, and now barely survives as a weaver until she meets Lord Gilles, who is the Lord over Hawkwatch Castle Gilles, a powerful warrior and Lord, has already been married once and raised a son, and starts to think he is getting old, until he meets Emma who brightens his day with her smile, and makes him feel alive again and will do anything to have her in his bed, to show her true passion in his arms, but then he falls in love with her and knows that she is the keeper of his heart forever. Lord Of The Keep is one of my ultimate favorite books..I first read this book when I first started reading romances, and I just fell iu love with the story and the characters It starts out with unfortunate circumstances which in the end turns into a silver lining for both Gillles and Emma What I truly loved was the connection you see the moment Gilles and Emma meet, and I just loved the verbal interaction between the characters The emotion portrayed in this story is overpowering and riveting, and made it near impossible to put it down The story plot was exciting and had some twists and turns especially toward the end that will keep you on your toes from beginning to end Ann Lawrence creates a story of adventure and romance that will capture your heart.A KEEPER Ms Lawrence s Lord series is definitely a keeper I read Lord of Swords first since it was the most recent in this series, but it was so good that I bought Ms Lawrence s back list of the Lords series and started with the first onethis one OMGosh I am flabbergasted by this author s depth of detail and historical description I truly feel like I am in the medieval era and witnessing everything in the story firsthand What an exciting experience it was to read this book I liked that Gilles, Ms Lawrence s Lord series is definitely a keeper I read Lord of Swords first since it was the most recent in this series, but it was so good that I bought Ms Lawrence s back list of the Lords series and started with the first onethis one OMGosh I am flabbergasted by this author s depth of detail and historical description I truly feel like I am in the medieval era and witnessing everything in the story firsthand What an exciting experience it was to read this book I liked that Gilles, although a swoon worthy hero, was an aging warrior with self doubts and insecurities He was so realistic to me I fell in love with him myself And I loved feisty Emma who, despite the put down attitude toward women in those times, still fought for her integrity and self worth I admired her so much I lost sleep over this story as I couldn t put it down once I started it stayed up way past my bedtime two nights running But now I can hardly wait to dig into my next book in the Lords series as I know I have another treat awaiting me Where to start.Some would think this book old fashioned as it doesn t contain the in your face sex scenes or terminology However, it s this language which has brought the genre where it is today.LORD OF THE KEEP is beautifully written The powerful story and multifaceted characters kept me reading well into the wee hours of the morning The love between Gilles and Emma is hard won They have to overcome many obstacles jealousy, secrets, age, class, treachery, passion, death.I did borrow this Where to start.Some would think this book old fashioned as it doesn t contain the in your face sex scenes or terminology However, it s this language which has brought the genre where it is today.LORD OF THE KEEP is beautifully written The powerful story and multifaceted characters kept me reading well into the wee hours of the morning The love between Gilles and Emma is hard won They have to overcome many obstacles jealousy, secrets, age, class, treachery, passion, death.I did borrow this book from my local library, but now I will be putting it on my Keeper Shelf Not the reprint copy Oh no I m scouring to find an original copy Say what you want about covers of the past I love em i loved this book.this is the kind of book I m looking for..i just loved every single page of thisyou don t have to wait for near end for the hero to acknowledge his feeling for the heroine, i think he confessed his love for the heroine near the middle of the book He is not an asshole and he is very much inlove with the heroine. Total summer junk reading and not a bad book til I hit the somewhat contrived plot ending No spoilers but I found it rather predictable from that point on Found the heroine, Emma, interesting and believable the hero not quite so much.

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    Lord of the Keep ePUB õ Lord of MOBI :¿ in their respective stations as well as by vows she exchanged with William when he bedded her, vows and a child he does not recognizeEmma wastes a lot of her energy on guilt, first for becoming William s lover and then for becoming Gilles Gilles vacillates between fits of jealousy and fears that he is getting old William is the only character who seems to enjoy himself as a thorough cad. Lord of the Keep is the first book of Ann Lawrence that i have read and it wont be the last Lawrence spins a fantastic tale This started with a young girl, Emma, being hauled before the Lord of the Keep, Giles, on charges of fornication She refuses to name her lover, William, though she sees him there He is a knight and unknown to all, he is Giles s bastard son One day, Emma was in the woods with her daughter, Angelique, when she is attacked by wild dogs Giles saves her and passion ignites Lord of the Keep is the first book of Ann Lawrence that i have read and it wont be the last Lawrence spins a fantastic tale This started with a young girl, Emma, being hauled before the Lord of the Keep, Giles, on charges of fornication She refuses to name her lover, William, though she sees him there He is a knight and unknown to all, he is Giles s bastard son One day, Emma was in the woods with her daughter, Angelique, when she is attacked by wild dogs Giles saves her and passion ignites She ends up in his castle as a weaver Giles eventually gets her in his bed He s fallen madly in love with her Emma comes to her sexuslity with her love for him But problems threaten their happiness William keeps trying to force himself on Emma Giles is away when William accosts her again She hits him on the shoulder and the side of his head with a stone and flees Someone murders William and the blame falls on Emma She s scheduled to hand Giles returns and is beside himself Will Giles save Emma Will they ever find happiness in their love Read the book for all the details and solution I received a copy of this book for my honest review Reviewed by JulieBook provided by the publisherOriginally posted at Romancing the BookEmma first meets Lord Gilles when her uncle drags her before him with the accusation she has lost her virtue and is most likely with child This is Lord Gilles first day in this position and he feels sorry for Emma She exchanged vows him a man that didn t stand up for her now Her uncle is furious that she has blown the chance to wed a man he picked for her Lord Gilles sends them home to wait out the possibli Reviewed by JulieBook provided by the publisherOriginally posted at Romancing the BookEmma first meets Lord Gilles when her uncle drags her before him with the accusation she has lost her virtue and is most likely with child This is Lord Gilles first day in this position and he feels sorry for Emma She exchanged vows him a man that didn t stand up for her now Her uncle is furious that she has blown the chance to wed a man he picked for her Lord Gilles sends them home to wait out the possiblity of pregnancy To his utmost horror, he and his men discover Emma nearly starved to death and with a newborn daughter clinging to her.Since Emma is an excellent weaver, Lord Gilles gives her a position as his personal weaver It s no secret to anyone looking close enough that Lord Gilles is quite smitten with Emma Emma, however, is now a mother and must think of her child She doesn t want to be known as a fallen woman and she doesn t want to make the same mistake that put her in this position in the first place But, Emma can t keep Lord Gilles at bay for long and soon the two are secret and not so secret lovers.Complications arise when Lord Gilles puts it together who fathered Emma s child a much younger man than he, and also connected to him personally Lord Gilles is now in his forties and perhaps unable to father a child He is consummed with jealously , to the point where he drives Emma away from him, if not in body, then in spirit Just as things are smoothed over and Emma convinces Lord Gilles she only loves him, they are blindsided by a shocking announcement from King Richard.As Lord Gilles tries to figure out how to please the king, but keep Emma as well, Emma is taken into custody for a crime she didn t commit Can Lord Gilles save her from the gallows This is one of those novels written back in the late 90 s when historical romances were written in much different manner than they are today This book has been reissued by Ellora s Cave in digital format and again I am just loving this trend This is an outstanding medieval historical romance that has a May December romance, a class difference, scandal, action, adventure, suspense, and plenty of drama and steamy romance scenes Emma is a woman with her own mind and that is seldom a thing women dared to have in those days Standing up to Lord Gilles was no problem for Emma While he is formidable, an Alpha personality, ridden with human traits like jealously and pride, he is also honorable and gentle, can admit his errors and make amends for them He has made mistakes in his life for which he is very sorry, but did the best he could to do the right thing.Lord Gilles loves Emma in every way, deeply and passionately, so much that he is willing to pay the ultimate price for her freedom Sigh I wish they still wrote em like this This is one of the best medieval period historical romances I ve read in a good long while , , , , . 4.5 5 This is the first Ann Lawrence HR that I ve read It starts a bit slow, but there are plenty of twists and turns in the plot to keep you going Emma our heroine foolishly allows a handsome knight to take her virginity and is shamed and outcast once she becomes pregnant A couple of years later, she is rescued from an attack in the woods by the hero Gilles, the Lord of Hawkswatch Romance ensues.There were a few aspects of the characters that I really liked First, Emma isn t a virgin, so there This is the first Ann Lawrence HR that I ve read It starts a bit slow, but there are plenty of twists and turns in the plot to keep you going Emma our heroine foolishly allows a handsome knight to take her virginity and is shamed and outcast once she becomes pregnant A couple of years later, she is rescued from an attack in the woods by the hero Gilles, the Lord of Hawkswatch Romance ensues.There were a few aspects of the characters that I really liked First, Emma isn t a virgin, so there aren t pages of her mooning about whether she should give it up to the hero Instead, she worries aboutpractical things like If I become his lover, will the benefits steady food, warmth, and health outweigh being considered a whore Also, Gilles is much older then Emma almost 20 years , and this age difference worries him and drives some of the plot, and I like that the issue is out in the open A lot of romances just sort of gloss over the fact that the hero is often much older than the sweet, innocent lady.A major plot element is how little power most medieval woman have in their lives While I appreciated the fact that Lawrence uses that truth to drive the plot, it did get rather frustrating, because throughout much of the story, Emma is responding to things happening to her, or accepting the least bad option in order to stay alive As a child of the Buffy generation, I like my heroines to be active even when it means bending history Emma is mostly only active in bed.I liked the dirtiness and often grim reality of the medieval setting, and the honesty of Gilles and Emma s growing love Nothing is made easy for the lovers, and when the ending comes, I was happy they made it through Emma, once sworn her heart to a man she thought she loved who in return rejected their vows to each other, and their daughter, and now barely survives as a weaver until she meets Lord Gilles, who is the Lord over Hawkwatch Castle Gilles, a powerful warrior and Lord, has already been married once and raised a son, and starts to think he is getting old, until he meets Emma who brightens his day with her smile, and makes him feel alive again and will do anything to have her in his bed, to show her Emma, once sworn her heart to a man she thought she loved who in return rejected their vows to each other, and their daughter, and now barely survives as a weaver until she meets Lord Gilles, who is the Lord over Hawkwatch Castle Gilles, a powerful warrior and Lord, has already been married once and raised a son, and starts to think he is getting old, until he meets Emma who brightens his day with her smile, and makes him feel alive again and will do anything to have her in his bed, to show her true passion in his arms, but then he falls in love with her and knows that she is the keeper of his heart forever. Lord Of The Keep is one of my ultimate favorite books..I first read this book when I first started reading romances, and I just fell iu love with the story and the characters It starts out with unfortunate circumstances which in the end turns into a silver lining for both Gillles and Emma What I truly loved was the connection you see the moment Gilles and Emma meet, and I just loved the verbal interaction between the characters The emotion portrayed in this story is overpowering and riveting, and made it near impossible to put it down The story plot was exciting and had some twists and turns especially toward the end that will keep you on your toes from beginning to end Ann Lawrence creates a story of adventure and romance that will capture your heart.A KEEPER Ms Lawrence s Lord series is definitely a keeper I read Lord of Swords first since it was the most recent in this series, but it was so good that I bought Ms Lawrence s back list of the Lords series and started with the first onethis one OMGosh I am flabbergasted by this author s depth of detail and historical description I truly feel like I am in the medieval era and witnessing everything in the story firsthand What an exciting experience it was to read this book I liked that Gilles, Ms Lawrence s Lord series is definitely a keeper I read Lord of Swords first since it was the most recent in this series, but it was so good that I bought Ms Lawrence s back list of the Lords series and started with the first onethis one OMGosh I am flabbergasted by this author s depth of detail and historical description I truly feel like I am in the medieval era and witnessing everything in the story firsthand What an exciting experience it was to read this book I liked that Gilles, although a swoon worthy hero, was an aging warrior with self doubts and insecurities He was so realistic to me I fell in love with him myself And I loved feisty Emma who, despite the put down attitude toward women in those times, still fought for her integrity and self worth I admired her so much I lost sleep over this story as I couldn t put it down once I started it stayed up way past my bedtime two nights running But now I can hardly wait to dig into my next book in the Lords series as I know I have another treat awaiting me Where to start.Some would think this book old fashioned as it doesn t contain the in your face sex scenes or terminology However, it s this language which has brought the genre where it is today.LORD OF THE KEEP is beautifully written The powerful story and multifaceted characters kept me reading well into the wee hours of the morning The love between Gilles and Emma is hard won They have to overcome many obstacles jealousy, secrets, age, class, treachery, passion, death.I did borrow this Where to start.Some would think this book old fashioned as it doesn t contain the in your face sex scenes or terminology However, it s this language which has brought the genre where it is today.LORD OF THE KEEP is beautifully written The powerful story and multifaceted characters kept me reading well into the wee hours of the morning The love between Gilles and Emma is hard won They have to overcome many obstacles jealousy, secrets, age, class, treachery, passion, death.I did borrow this book from my local library, but now I will be putting it on my Keeper Shelf Not the reprint copy Oh no I m scouring to find an original copy Say what you want about covers of the past I love em i loved this book.this is the kind of book I m looking for..i just loved every single page of thisyou don t have to wait for near end for the hero to acknowledge his feeling for the heroine, i think he confessed his love for the heroine near the middle of the book He is not an asshole and he is very much inlove with the heroine. Total summer junk reading and not a bad book til I hit the somewhat contrived plot ending No spoilers but I found it rather predictable from that point on Found the heroine, Emma, interesting and believable the hero not quite so much. "/>
  • Mass Market
  • 395 pages
  • Lord of the Keep
  • Ann Lawrence
  • English
  • 12 August 2019
  • 0505523515