An arranged marriage, a destitute bride, and a groom who loves another woman.
What on Earth could go wrong?
Ida Weaver never had anything to her name. She was born a lowly serf and the illegitimate daughter of the lord to boot, and though she quietly longs for something else, she does not complain. She knows her life could be much worse.
One day, a neighboring knight learns of her heritage, and he is desperate. He offers Ida a new life, with everything that she has ever wanted. The price? Marriage to his youngest son, who has somehow managed to scare off eight potential brides.
Ida decides it's worth it- and after meeting her groom, realizes exactly why he's pushed off so many ladies: He is in love with someone else. Classically, his father disapproves of the match. Jacob is Ida's only chance at happiness, but is she his?
So she decides to make things right, but how? Every rose has thorns...
Highest Ranking #184 in Historical Fiction