First published: 1990
Original UK Cover Blurb:
Cyprus 1099 - the First Crusade had just ended, and Rannulf de Mandeville sought a ship to return him to his brother Hugo's estate in England.
At the harbour he idly watched a slave auction - and saw Judith Coverdale, the daughter of the Saxon lord who once owned Hugo's land, being sold to a House of Pleasure. The hatred that existed between Saxon and Norman at Mandeville Chase would rule out any future, but he could not leave her to her fate...
That first kiss had gone some way towards preparing Judith for the havoc Rannulf could create within her. His lips felt warm. The gentle pressure increased. This time she did not pull away. They were standing very close. His hands were firmly linked to hers, his lips were moving gently over her mouth but that was all. There was no other contact. Their bodies were not touching but the muscles in her stomach tensed, and a warm, sweet tide of feeling flooded her senses.
‘I can’t tell you how much I loved that book. It was one of the books that made me want to write…’