Daughter of the King

Ashley York
Daughter of the King
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Release Date
March 2018
Book 3 of The Derbfine Series
Historical Romance

A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder. The uniting of two powerful clans.

Trained as a warrior…
Brighit of Clonascra is the only daughter of the fearsome overking, Sean, but despises the trappings and demands of womanhood. She's far more comfortable training for battle than preparing a meal. Long held alliances require she set aside selfish dreams and take Darragh as her husband. The union intended to promote peace between the clans is interrupted by the shocking murder of a neighboring king and she quickly discovers there are far worse things than being wed.

Trained to be king…
Darragh of Drogheda has no wish to follow in the path of his father, Tadhg, but he is an obedient son and supports his father's plans. His marriage to Brighit, however, will be no hardship at all since he finds her most intriguing especially when she fights him at every turn. A she-warrior indeed. Her persistent dismissal of him merely blows the fire aflame and sets him down the path to discovery of all her most tightly held secrets.

When she stands accused of the murder, can they finally come to an agreement that will give them each what they truly desire?

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Mar 20, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
77 people found the following review helpful
"The battle lines drawn, he settled himself with a deep breath. No, being married to Brighit would never be dull. And he looked forward to it with relish."

And it is with relish that you can enjoy an entertaining historical romance.

But there are some bumps along the way. At least for Brighit and Darragh. Betrothed at an early age. Brighit wants nothing to do with the warrior while, let's face it, Darragh is smitten with the little female warrior. As the book description tells us, their union is intended to promote peace between the clans but there's murder in the midst and not all is what it seems.

Likes: Brighit's feistiness and Darragh's perseverance. And when they do finally marry, sparks do fly. Darragh also seems to have a much firmer understanding of his wife and her needs (I don't mean sexual; although there is definitely that). Teeny tiny spoiler here but I giggled maniacally at Darragh's telling of the king's (Sean) advice on how to bed his daughter. I really liked the overall flow to the story including the background and murder, as well as all the secondary characters as Ms. York did a marvelous job bringing this story to life.

"To be loved by a woman as passionate and loyal as ye is all I could have ever hoped for…especially since I love ye, too."

DAUGHTER OF THE KING by Ashley York is book 3 in the The Derbfine Series, which takes place in Ireland, and each story is a standalone novel with its own happily ever after.
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