I’m keeping my review streak up and sharing my thoughts on Nameless by Tamara Leigh. If you’ve never read her books, then put the book you’re reading now down! Go get a Tamara Leigh book. You won’t be sorry.
About the Book
THE WULFRITHS. IT ALL BEGAN WITH A WOMAN.
A battle. A crown. The conqueror. The conquered. Medieval England—forever changed by the Battle of Hastings. And the rise of the formidable Wulfriths.
A NAMELESS NORMAN
Born of scandal, Sir Dougray of the family D’Argent defies his illegitimacy by championing the oppressed—until the prospect of winning the hand of a lady persuades him to join the Duke of Normandy in conquering Saxon-ruled England. When an injury sustained at the Battle of Hastings causes the woman he loves to reject him, an embittered Dougray turns his efforts to uprooting Saxons resistant to their new king. But among those he must bring to heel is Em, an escaped slave-turned-rebel whose suffering at the hands of a fellow Norman tempts him to reclaim the man he was before he betrayed his conscience. And captivates him though he vowed never again to fall prey to a woman. Might yet another D’Argent warrior take a Saxon bride? Or will the one who made a possession of Em destroy what remains of her?
A FUGITIVE SAXON
Forced into slavery to ensure her siblings’ survival following the Norman invasion, Em escapes her abusive master and joins the Saxon resistance. Now trained in the ways of the warrior, she is determined to never again suffer the depravity of men. And will not, providing she can stay ahead of the one intent on recovering his property—and the usurping King William’s warrior scout, Sir Dougray, who also seeks to capture her. But when he appoints himself Em’s savior, thwarting an attempt to once more enslave her, she glimpses an honorable man beyond the conqueror and begins to feel that which is forbidden enemies—worse, forbidden one as ruined as she. Or so she believes until his kiss more thrills than frightens. And threatens to break a heart she would not have believed capable of being touched by a Norman.
From the Saxon victory at York, portending the fateful Harrying of the North, to the walls of Wulfen Castle, Sir Dougray and Em’s tale unfolds in the third book in the AGE OF CONQUEST series revealing the origins of the Wulfriths of the bestselling AGE OF FAITH series. Watch for HEARTLESS: Book Four releasing Spring 2020.
Y’all, Tamara Leigh is the Queen of Medieval romance. Seriously, I’ve devoured her medieval romance backlist and then sit
stalking, *cough* excuse me, following her Facebook page waiting for info on the next book.
That’s what I did with Nameless and what I’m doing with Heartless. (FYI, the cover has been revealed!)
Nameless was so good, but I knew it would be. Dougray is such a great hero and so deserving of Em that my heart double timed every single moment they were in scenes together. And even though I thought this read was epic, I have a feeling that the next one will be even better.
That’s just what I’ve come to expect from Ms. Leigh and why I continuously read her books. If you’re ready for a deep look at history, tales of overcoming adversity, and romance that gives you all the feels, then look no further. Nameless has it all.
*I read this through Kindle Unlimited. My review was not required nor influenced.
About the Author
Tamara Leigh signed a 4-book contract with Bantam Books in 1993, her debut medieval romance was nominated for a RITA award, and successive books with Bantam, HarperCollins, and Dorchester earned awards and appeared on national bestseller lists.
In 2006, the first of Tamara’s inspirational contemporary romances was published, followed by six more with Multnomah and RandomHouse. Perfecting Kate was optioned for a movie, Splitting Harriet won an ACFW Book of the Year award, and Faking Grace was nominated for a RITA award.
In 2012, Tamara returned to the historical romance genre with the release of Dreamspell and the bestselling Age of Faith and The Feud series. Among her #1 bestsellers are her general market romances rewritten as clean and inspirational reads, including Lady at Arms and Lady of Conquest. In late 2018, she released Merciless, the first book in the new AGE OF CONQUEST series, unveiling the origins of the Wulfrith family. Psst!—It all began with a woman. Watch for Heartless in Spring 2020.
Tamara lives near Nashville with her husband, a German Shepherd who has never met a squeaky toy she can’t destroy, and a feisty Morkie who keeps her company during long writing stints.