"A delightful novel full of chivalry, romance, and real-life terrors."
Historical Novels Review
Forced to marry Hugh le Despenser, the son and grandson of disgraced traitors, Bess de Montacute, just 13 years old, is appalled at his less-than-desirable past. Meanwhile, Hugh must give up the woman he really loves in order to marry the reluctant Bess. Far apart
in age and haunted by the past, can Hugh and Bess somehow make their marriage work?
Just as walls break down and love begins to grow, the merciless plague endangers all whom the couple holds dear, threatening the life and love they have built.
Award-winning author Susan Higginbotham's impeccable research will delight avid historical fiction readers, and her enchanting characters will surely capture every reader's heart. Fans of her first novel, The Traitor's Wife, will be thrilled to find that this story follows the next generation of the Despenser family.
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The novel follows their journey into love as Hugh falls in love with his maturing and beautiful bride, Bess learns to love this man with such a tragic family and past, and finally their beautiful love for one another being revealed.Jan 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Hugh and Bess
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