Item description for The Jewel and the Sword by Marjorie Jones...
Following the ensuing battle with the Earl of Ravenstone's forces, Meghan Douglas tends to the wounds of her father's men, the Laird of Clan Douglas. Among the fallen, she finds a sorely wounded English knight. Though he is an enemy, Meghan takes pity on the handsome, burly stranger and has him taken to a chamber. There, once he has been securely bound to her father's bed, she attempts to save his life, attending to the most intimate details of his care. When Devlin Barnett regains consciousness at last, it is only to find himself tied to a bed, being cared for by a beautiful young woman. Not just any young woman, however, but the daughter of his treacherous foster brother, the Laird of the keep, for whom he is now being held as ransom. To make matters worse, he finds his traitorous, vulnerable body responding to Meghan's tender ministrations in a most alarming, and conspicuous, manner. Meghan cannot deny the powerful attraction she feels for the captive in her bed . . . the captive who so stubbornly refuses to give up his name. She knows only that he is one of the Earl of Ravenstone's knights. Devlin finally manages to escape, both his imprisonment and the danger to his heart. He has not gone far, however, when he realizes he is being followed. His emotions are in peril once again, for the lovely Meghan insists he take her to Ravenstone's castle that she might plead for her father's release. She has no idea of her former prisoner's true identity. Or the forces of evil that will be unleashed to separate and destroy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.85" Width: 4.17" Height: 1.26" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2004
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1932815066 ISBN13 9781932815061
Reviews - What do customers think about The Jewel and the Sword?
Another Wonderful Historical Romance!!! Aug 2, 2004
Ms. Jones has penned a truly wonderful historic romance which will captivate you and stay with you long after you turn the final page!
Devlin Barnett has been betrayed by the woman he thought he knew and loved. As a result he keeps his heart safely guarded behind a wall of stone. Or at least he thinks he does. His defenses are about to be stormed by one fiery scottish lass and everything he thought he knew is about to be tested. A family sword has been stolen by his brother who is Laird Douglas. He goes to the Douglas Keep with the intention of getting his sword back. Instead he is wounded in battle and finds himself under the gentle care of Meghan Douglas.
Meghan can't help but be drawn to the mysterious warrior and vows she will do all she can to keep him alive. She heals more then just his warriors body, she heals his heart but will that be enough to keep them together or will tretchery and the secret of who Devlin really is keep them apart?
This story was rich with historic details, and character development was well done. I found myself truly caring about Devlin and Meghan. Secodary characters like Will (Devlin's cousin) and Morven (Meghan's father) are wonderful additions to the storyline. Maybe one day Will will have his own story!
Ms. Jones is truly an author worth watching. She is a natural born storyteller and as the reader you will be well reward if you pick up this book.
exciting medieval romance Jul 25, 2004
In 1233, Border Lord Devlin Ravenstone volunteers to trade places with King Henry because the sovereign is his best friend and the threat to the monarch comes from his estrange half-brother Morven Douglas. Morven hates Devlin and their father because he gave the symbolic jeweled sword to the younger sibling and this means Devlin is the heir. Devlin, signing a death notice, rides under the king's banner while Henry takes a smaller contingency under a different flag. Devlin's only regret is leaving his wife a widow. He survives but learns that his spouse was the heart of the treason.
Ten years later, Morven Laird of Clan Douglas invades Ravenstone; as he flees with the jeweled sword, the English capture him. Morven's aid takes the sword back to Douglas Keep. Devlin attacks Douglas Keep to regain the sword, but is wounded in the battle and captured by the Scots. Morven's daughter Meghan tends to his wounds. Immediately attracted to one another, he still hides his identity from her. When Douglas escapes, Meghan follows, hoping to free her father and halt the retributions that harm both sides. However, how will she react if she knows that she has fallen in love with her father's enemy, her uncle?
This exciting medieval romance focuses on honor and betrayal that lead to deadly feuds. Marjorie Jones explains that the half-brothers are actually not blood relatives, but Meghan and her father do not know that as good intentions have paved the way to hell. Douglas is a wonderful person who believes women are snakes while Meghan is an idealist pushing for peace. Though readers will doubt Morven's fate, fans will enjoy this colorful historical tale.
A Tale that Transports you in Time... Jul 22, 2004
This wonderful story is so fresh and immediate, you feel as though you are really there. The sights and sounds bring you right into the world of the knight Devlin, a noble and sexy hero. I could identify with Meghan as she fought for her knight. You really root for them to be together, unlike many other heroes & heroines of books. This is a great debut from author Jones!