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Follow The Shadows

By Jocelyn Carew

A shadow has fallen on Belvent…

France, 1146

Solange Belvent is a determined and outspoken young woman – particularly for one of noble birth.

Her late father – the well-loved Odo St. Florent – embarked on a Crusade to free the holy lands from the infidels, only to die in glorious battle.

And in his place, the hawk-eyed Mehun de Mowbrai weds her widowed mother, Petronillia.

A cruel and greedy man, Solange has no doubts that he only did so for her father’s wealth and lands.

Her only hope is that her betrothed, Raoul de Puiseaux, returns to Belvent to finally marry her.

But to her horror, her stepfather intends to marry her off to the neighbouring Baron d’Yves – a cruel, sadistic man.

She refuses; to be wed to another man is a grave sin. So she is given a choice: marry the Baron or go to die at a local Convent.

But Solange is as wily as she is fearsome.

She escapes and is rescued by a strange trio of men – a squire, a holy man and his brother, a knight named Sir Aimery Montvert.

She pleas with them to take her to the King Louis VII – he will hear her out.

But when she arrives, Solange is struck by Queen Eleanor, whose beauty is matched by her devious ambitions.

Rumour has it that Aimery’s devotion to the Queen goes beyond the course of duty and it would seem that Aimery harbours a rumour of his own that could shatter Solange’s future with Raoul.

But when Solange learns that her father might still be alive, she starts to question whether anything she believes is true.

And when the call of Crusade once again reaches the Royal Court, Solange must follow the shadows that have befallen her.

A gripping historical epic, Follow the Shadows is a tale of loyalty, betrayal and romance.

Praise for Jocelyn Carew

‘A worthy rival to any historical romance’ – bestselling author Holly Kinsella

Jocelyn Carew (along with Vanessa Grey) is a pen-name used by Jacquelyn Aeby, who was born in Indiana and graduated from the University of Chicago. Under these three names she has written over thirty historical romance novels with a particular focus on the Georgian and Regency periods. Her other bestselling titles include The Masked Heiress, The Lonely Earl, The Wicked Guardian and The Wayward Governess.

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