Thursday, March 8, 2012

Surrender to Honor by Jannine Corti-Peska

 An exciting Italian Medieval Romance

Prima Ranieri seeks retribution for her family's death and the loss of home and land. Her plans go awry when the handsome heir of the powerful Massaro family returns home. After only one glance, Prima's attraction to him undermines her furor at those she blames for her plight.

After a fifteen-year absence, Antonio Massaro returns to Palermo to a war between his family and the evil Falcones. His refusal to accept his rightful position as head of the Honored Society carries serious consequences. The welfare of the people in Palermo is at stake. But one look at the beautiful woman Prima has become costs him his heart. She's a deadly that jeopardizes her life as well as his own.

Surrender to Honor is the second novel of a four book series set in medieval Italy. The first book is entitle The Lily and the Falcon. Because of Ms. Corti-Petska’s own Italian heritage, you will find a strong, rich, and authentic Italian flavour to her stories - which is precisely why I enjoy her stories so much.

Her heroine, Prima Raneri, is as tough as they come; determined and ambitious with a set goal in mind – retribution for the murders of her family and the taking of her home. And the hero, Antonio Massaro, is wonderfully fascinating too. Handsome, ethical, and definitely a man of honor, trying to avoid the clutches of a powerful society.  

The author is a lovely writer, utilizing wonderful descriptions and creating interesting characters to bring the story to life. This is a lovely, light, romance that is fun to read and can stand alone without having to read the first book in the series. A worthwhile purchase, especially for readers like me who love Italian and Medieval settings.

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