On Falcon's Wings by Lisa J. Yarde

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Love united them. Destiny drove them apart.

When Avicia, a Norman noblewoman, makes a careless but costly mistake with a prized falcon, the brutal punishment nearly claims her life. Her Saxon lover, Edric of Newington, witnesses her ordeal but cannot share her fate. Another destiny awaits him in England, and the prospect of a loveless marriage.

Swept away in the arms of another, Avicia enters the treacherous court of Duke William of Normandy. Through the years, Edric and Avicia reunite in a timeless, forbidden love, but a bitter rivalry for the English throne divides them. In a world forever altered in the aftermath of Hastings, hope rises and the chance to love again.


Edric knew the moment Avicia entered the room. Sensation crept up his spine. He watched as she walked from the recesses of the king’s hall, with one of the Frenchmen at her side, toward a man and woman. He recognized the black-haired man who had cradled her after she fainted. He could not understand why she might be in England, instead of Flanders.

Her appearance remained the same after three years. The shortened sleeves of her pale blue and yellow garment showed a white cloth underneath. Yellow linen wound about her waist. His eyes lingered on her belly, slightly thickened. His gaze darted to the man beside her, whose hand cradled, even caressed her elbow.

She and the woman beside her engaged in an animated conversation. Then she rose on her tiptoes and whispered to the black-haired man. He confirmed their intimacy when he patted her belly. She belonged to him and carried his child.

About Lisa J. Yarde

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Lisa J. Yarde writes fiction inspired by the Middle Ages in Europe. She is the author of two historical novels set in medieval England and Normandy, The Burning Candle, based on the life of Isabel de Vermandois, and On Falcon's Wings, chronicling the star-crossed romance between Norman and Saxon lovers. Lisa has also written three novels in a six-part series set in Moorish Spain, Sultana, Sultana’s Legacy and Sultana: Two Sisters, where rivalries and ambitions threaten the fragile bonds between members of a powerful family. Her short story, The Legend Rises, which chronicles Gwenllian of Gwynedd’s valiant fight against English invaders, is included in Pagan Writers Press’ 2013 HerStory anthology.Born in Barbados, Lisa currently lives in New York City. She is also an avid blogger and moderates at Unusual Historicals. She is also a contributor at Historical Novel Reviews and History and Women. Her personal blog is The Brooklyn Scribbler.Learn more about Lisa and her writing at the website www.lisajyarde.com. Follow her on Twitter or become a Facebook fan. For information on upcoming releases and freebies from Lisa, join her mailing list at http://eepurl.com/un8on.
Published June 20, 2010 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 342 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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