by Tracy Cooper-Posey

April 2004
ISBN: 0-9743639-7-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Medallion Press
Mass Market Paperback

Set against the intrigue and danger of King Richardís court, Heart of Vengeance is the story of one womanís struggle for revenge and one manís fight for her love.

Helena of York is searching for a murderer. She has had to disguise herself because she has been declared outlaw as well. Finding her way through the perilous twists and turns, Helena is unsure whom she can trust. Then she runs into Stephen, Count of Dinan and she begins to wonder if her quest for revenge will cost her everything.

Stephen, Count of Dinan, once was King Richardís friend. Then he found himself banished from the Kingís side and called an outcast. Called ĎThe Black Baroní, he tries to find ways to restore his honor and his place beside Richard. Helena is a distraction he doesnít need, yet canít seem to stay away from.

The couple vow to help each other while falling deeper and deeper in love. But will their separate quests break them apart or bring them closer together?

It is a vivid portrayal of England during the reign of King Richard. Helena and Stephen are extraordinary characters caught up in the tide of history. They both grow through their struggles to find the truth about themselves and the world around them. The story is a page-turner, keeping you reading until the end.

Heart of Vengeance shows that while taking revenge might be a good idea, finding love is far more satisfying.

Reviewed in April 2004 by Jenni.

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