- Darlene Hesley
- Release Date
- April 2014
Great history, great romance, great angst, great sex! Those are comments from test readers about The Innocent Flame of Seduction – A Tale of Love and Loyalty in Medieval Ireland.
Set a decade after the Norman invasion, many people in 12th Century Ireland, including Magaidh, a stunning 20-year-old Gaelic woman who greatly undervalues herself, fear the traditions, rituals and beauty of their Celtic ancestry will be swept away. With no husband or no great talents her family of artisans, and with no spiritual calling, Magaidh accepts the opportunity to attend a resistance campaign in the most remote reaches of western, coastal Ireland.
There she meets Raghnall, a warrior from a band of Fianna, a leader among men who would spill his last drop of blood to fight the Norman invaders and preserve Ireland's Celtic legacy. Also at the campaign, Magaidh meets an elder, Ethnui, who leads her along a path she never dreamed would be hers – to ease the suffering of others.
To their great surprise, Magaidh and Raghnall also discover more to fight and live for beyond their love for their culture. They are soulmates who charm each other's hearts with courage and wisdom.
The Innocent Flame of Seduction – A Tale of Love and Loyalty in Medieval Ireland, is an historical romance on the sexy side, featuring a strong young heroine, and a warrior-for-hire with a mysterious past, linked to the nobility of Ireland. Unfortunately, a warrior cannot bear to live the simple life of a townsman and a young Irish woman cannot live on a battlefield. Can love live side-by-side with loyalty? What is stronger – devotion to culture, or devotion to the yearnings of the human heart? Magaidh and Raghnall struggle to answer these questions.
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