{Review & Giveaway} My Lady Faye by Sarah Hegger

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{Review & Giveaway} My Lady Faye by Sarah HeggerMy Lady Faye by Sarah Hegger
Series: Sir Arthur's Legacy #2
Publisher: Lyrical Press on September 1, 2015
Genre(s): Historical Romance (Adult)

Our Rating

4.5 Stars

The Lady

The fair Lady Faye has always played the role allotted her. Yet the marriage her family wanted only brought her years of abuse and heartache. Now, finally free of her tyrannical husband, she is able to live her own life for the first time. But someone from the past has returned. Someone she has never been able to forget.

The Warrior

After years of servitude as a warrior for King and Country, Gregory is now free to pursue his own path: to serve God by becoming a monk. The only thing stopping him is Faye. Gregory has loved Faye since the moment he saw her. But their love was not meant to be. How can he serve God when his heart longs for her? He can neither forsake God nor the woman he loves.

The Promise

When Faye's son is kidnapped, Gregory answers her family's call for help, only to find that even in the most dangerous of circumstances, neither can fight their forbidden attraction. An attraction that now burns brighter than ever before. And it is only a matter of time until it consumes them both .



This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

TheVerdict

The main reason I jumped at the chance to read and review My Lady Faye was because the previous book, Sweet Bea, was so much fun and quite a bit different from your typical historical romance.  So, of course, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one.  However, Faye’s story is a good deal more serious — and at times darker — than what I was really expecting.  I’m certainly not saying it was a bad read, just not exactly what I expected.

After taking her children and fleeing her brute of a husband, Lady Faye has been safe at her father’s home.  The years of abuse she suffered under Lord Calder can’t be undone, but she’s finding herself again and enjoying being a mother without having to fear for the safety of her children or herself.

Gregory was Lady Faye’s friend and confidant when she was suffering at the whims of her husband, but now that he’s seen her safely home, he’s returned to his chosen path of seeking priesthood.  But his time at the monastery hasn’t erased Faye from his mind or heart, and when he’s asked to save her young son, whom Calder has abducted, he can’t say no.

Faye insists on going with Gregory, and no amount of insistence can persuade her differently.  It’s on her journey with him that she finds herself trying to resist her feelings for him, that one-time dream that he would be not only her friend and savior but her husband.  Gregory’s having the same issues, and the close proximity in which he finds himself with her doesn’t help matters.

Their relationship made sense from the get-go, since Gregory knew her almost better than anyone, and he’d certainly witnessed the brutality she suffered for so many years.  He’d been a friend to her the entire time, and as much as he wanted to devote his life to God, Faye always had his heart.  While much of the innocence and humor of the first book in the series was absent in this one, My Lady Faye was more of a dramatic and emotional journey, with Gregory having to decide between his calling and his love, and Faye unable to deny her feelings for Gregory, even as the safety of her child was her first priority.  Their time together wasn’t really a development or rekindling of a relationship, but a realization of the one they both wanted with each other.

My Lady Faye couldn’t best the awesomeness that was Sweet Bea, but it was certainly a solid and enjoyable read, and as seems to be the key to this series, quite a departure from your standard, overdone historical romance.  The Sir Arthur’s Legacy series is an entertaining journey back in time for the more modern-minded romance fan.

 
The Breakdown
Cover Design
5 star rating
Plot & Pace
4.5 star rating
Characters
4.5 star rating
Style & Editing
5 star rating
Story Conclusion
5 star rating
Overall Rating 5 star rating
 

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About Sarah Hegger

Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble.

Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother.She currently lives in Draper, Utah, with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.

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  1. Thank you for being part of my release day. I really appreciate the time you have taken to read and review all my work.

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