Courting Cassandry by Joyce DiPastena
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 liked the fact that this book was written about an older couple because love isn't only for the young. :) However, because of the preconceived limitations of their age, along with other factors, it plays into the frustration that they don't connect and are constantly misunderstanding one another. It took me a while to get into the book. But once I did, I was desperate to find out if they get their second chance at love. I was also on the edge of my seat to know if Gerolt’s poor, sickly son was really sick or was he being poisoned? There was plenty of drama, suspense, and plot twists to keep me interested to the end.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*
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