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Marked By Honor (Knights Of Valor #2) by Alexa Aston. Historical Romance & ARC Review.

Lady Beatrice Bordel blames herself for the riding accident that cost her father his life when she was a child. Tragedy strikes again when her mother and grandfather die on the same day, leaving her homeless. The young woman decides to travel to visit her grandfather’s closest friend, hoping she can use her domestic skills and lute-playing talent to find a permanent place in his household. Barely into her journey, a band of highwaymen accosts Beatrice and her sole servant. All seems lost—until Raynor Le Roux arrives.

As a knight of the realm, the code of chivalry guides Raynor’s life. While returning to his family’s home after many months absence, he rescues Beatrice, who tells a white lie to this handsome stranger. Raynor takes her to safety at Ashcroft, but his home has changed during his time away. No longer a thriving estate, Ashcroft has fallen into disrepair because his brother Peter is no longer interested in its welfare after his wife’s untimely death. Raynor determines to restore his home before he escorts Beatrice north so she may unite with the man he believes is her betrothed.

The couple’s growing attraction turns to love, but Beatrice’s dishonesty stands between her and Raynor’s happiness. Will she finally tell him the truth—and hope he forgives her deception—or will it be too late?


Beatrice Bordel finds herself suddenly without family or a home. Fortunately a friend of her grandfather had invited them to visit.  Beatrice must hope that she will still be welcome on her own.
Raynor Le Roux is on his way home when he comes across a Lady in need of help. As a Knight he is honor bound to protect anyone in distress.
Bad luck seems to follow our poor heroine, but she has a spine of steel and will make the best of everything. Will her lies come back to bite her? 
Our hero is a little heart sore.  He finds things at home are in disarray. He must straighten out the mess at home before completing his commitment to the Lady.
This is the second book in a series but easily read as a stand alone. Very strong characters that are easy to fall in love with. A marvellous story, full of adventure and insights into the lives of people in 1363.
I loved every page.


Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.

She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England during the reign of Edward III and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood. 
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  1. Thanks for the amazing review, Petula! I'm so happy you enjoyed Raynor & Beatrice's love story. To celebrate today's release, Word of Honor, Book 1 in this series, is free Feb. 10-14 - enjoy!

  2. That is lovely, That is also a really good book.


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