by Joyce DiPastena
Series: Hearts in Autumn #2
Published by Sable Tyger Books
Publication Date February 17, 2016
Genres: Clean Romance, Historical Fiction
Setting: England Middle Ages - 400 to 1600
Main Character Ages: 35-60
Written for: Adult
Is it too late for second chances when the girl you loved in your youth comes back into your life?
Gerolt de Warenne became guardian to a child-heiress named Cassandry when he was only nineteen-years old. As he watched her grow into a lovely young woman, he found himself falling in love with her, but Cassandry viewed him as an older brother. So, burying his feelings, he gave permission for her to marry another.
Twenty-four years later Gerolt and Cassandry meet again. With the loss of their respective spouses, Gerolt hopes to finally court Cassandry, but she desires to remain a widow. Instead, they agree to a betrothal of their children.
Matters become complicated as their friendship begins to evolve into the romance Gerolt has always wanted. But by the law of the medieval Church, Cassandry and Gerolt can’t marry if their children do. Can they find a way to be together? Or must they sacrifice their future for the love of their children?
"Courting Cassandry" is a “Hearts in Autumn” romance, medieval romances revolving around heroes and heroines “in the autumn of their years.” Because love isn’t only for the young!
I read this story almost two years ago. Here is what I said:
I have really enjoyed reading Courting Cassandry. The author does a great job of making the story genuinely feel like it takes place in the time and setting of the story and using terms and situations that are appropriate. I love the slow reveal of the pain that Cassandry faced in her marriage and the details that are slowly unfolded in just the right measure. And the patience of Gerolt as he tries to regain her trust and love is just perfect.