Monday, October 4, 2010

Loyalty's Web by Joice DiPastena

From the Cover:
In twelfth-century France, King Henry II of England has just finished crushing a rebellion by his power-hungry sons and now seeks to tame the lawless barons who supported them in this corner of his “Angevin empire.” To this end, the king has sent the Earl of Gunthar as his royal representative to ensure that Prince Richard and his former cohorts faithfully adhere to the terms of the peace treaty.

Far from being welcomed with open arms, Gunthar no sooner steps foot in the county of Poitou than he is greeted by a series of assassination attempts. All appear to be linked to the former rebellious prince through the agents of the family and friends of young Heléne de Laurant. A clever, intrepid young woman, she realizes that the only way to prove her loved ones’ innocence is by exposing the true assassin. Heléne races against time—and dark secrets of the past—to unmask the killer before the kingdom plunges back into war.

Fierce determination gives way to mutual attraction as Heléne and Gunthar spar over the identity of the traitor. But their blinding magnetism almost causes them to overlook an even deadlier threat from an entirely unexpected direction.

Tifferz Take:

Okay this book has been on my wish list for like a year. I was so excited to buy this book it was like Christmas! Worth every penny. Loyalty's Web is a clean romance with tons of mystery a few murders and forbidden love. What more could you want?

I thought I had things figured out in this book and I tell you Joyce can spin a tale and did an excellent job of the unexpected. Once you open this book be prepared not to close it till its done! This is story did have some abuse it in that was tastefully written. I was not bothered by it at all. If Joyce left the abuse out of the book it would not haven be as powerful. It needs it.

This is a keeper and a must read. I will be reading this one again!

I am a huge fan of Joyce DiPastena and can't wait to get my hands on Illuminations of the Heart. I hope Joyce will be writing more stories for us! Thanks Joyce for your story!! You have a flare for writing.

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  1. What a kind review! I'm so excited that you enjoyed Loyalty's Web! Thank you, Tifferz!

  2. Joyce-

    You are welcome :) Do you have any books currently in the works?


  3. I have another sweet medieval romance out called "Illuminations of the Heart." It's available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I'm working on a third book right now. :-)

  4. Great Jocye!!! Thanks for the update :) Will the third book be linked to the first two?