by Marjorie Jones

July 2004
ISBN: 1-932815-06-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Medallion Press
Mass Market Paperback

Devlin doesnít trust women any longer. He was once married, but the marriage ended badly for everyone involved -- from his family all the way up to the King himself. You see, Devlin is one of the Kingís trusted Knights and a friend as well, but there was an enemy in their midst and they had to find out who it was. Devlin was also captured and tortured barely escaping with his life. Now he is on another mission. His brother raided his home and someone took his most priced possession the ancestral jeweled sword. So he sets off to get the sword back and get a little revenge of his own. Only things donít quite work out that way.

Meghan is there after the battle helping the wounded men. She finds an injured stranger and thinks he can help her release her father from her uncle, Devlin. Only things are not what they seem and she doesnít know the man injured is indeed her uncle, Devlin. Meghan is full of fire and spirit; she takes and gives no matter the circumstances. She has one fear and that is her fatherís right hand man. Who wants her for himself but she will do anything for that not to happen.

Devlin and Meghan are both surprised at the feeling they are starting to feel for each other but they donít trust the other either. It is pointed out early on the story that Devlin and Meghan are not related in anyway, much to their surprise. They donít like having feelings for each other, especially Devlin, after the betrayal of his first wife.

From the rocky beginning that leaves Devlin scarred, both emotionally and physically to the adventures along the way this book will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. If you enjoy reading about the medieval times and the strength of both the males and females and all that they endure, then youíll enjoy The Jewel and The Sword.

Reviewed in August 2004 by Pam.

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