Shattered Vows


Rosamund Miller longs for the lord’s handsome squire, but is forced to wed another. And now she must face the dreaded custom of droit de seigneur, the lord’s right to bed a new bride in King Stephen’s England. 

Warrior Oliver de Warenne is determined to become a knight, to gain wealth and power by wielding his sword. And he has hardened his heart against all else, including the lovely miller’s daughter. 
Then one night changes everything for them both…

Passionate and involving, this medieval romance is set in twelfth century England during the troubled reign of King Stephen.
A major theme of this novel is class division in medieval England. I tried to give a real feel of how it would have been, which sometimes makes for uncomfortable reading. The droit de seigneur conceit is a familiar one and it seemed to fit the theme.
Rosamund would have had little education and little understanding of life at the castle, but she has a great heart. She is a wonderful teacher. Oliver too has been moulded by his upbringing and by what life has thrown at him. He has many prejudices. Rosamund – and love – redeem him.