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Forbidden Legacy (The Forbidden Series) by [Cosby, Diana]
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“Diana Cosby is superbly talented.”—Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

A betrothal neither wants . . . a passion neither can resist.
When the English murder Lady Katherine Calbraith’s family, she refuses their demands to wed an English noble to retain her home. Avalon Castle is her birthright, one she’s determined to keep.  After Katherine’s daring escape, she’s stunned when Scotland’s king agrees to allow her to return to Avalon, but under the protection of Sir Stephan MacQuistan . . . as the knight’s wife.  To reclaim her heritage, Katherine agrees. She accepts her married fate, certain that regardless of the caliber of the man, Stephan may earn her trust, but he’ll never win her love.
One of the Knights Templar, Stephan desires no bride, only vengeance for a family lost and a legacy stolen. A profound twist of fate tears apart the Brotherhood he loves, but offers him an opportunity to reclaim his legacy—Avalon Castle. Except to procure his childhood home along with a place to store Templar treasures, he must wed the unsuspecting daughter of the man who killed his family. To settle old scores, Stephan agrees, aware Katherine is merely a means to an end.
The passion that arises between them is as dangerous as it is unexpected. When mortal enemies find themselves locked in love’s embrace, Stephan and Katherine must reconsider their mission and everything they once thought to be true . . .   
Praise for the novels of Diana Cosby

“Cosby gives you it all—passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic. Excellent reading.”—Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author

“A sexy new voice in historical romance. Scottish historicals have a bright new star."—Sandra Hill, USA Today bestselling author

“Diana Cosby writes wonderful historical romance!”—Susan King

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1220 KB
  • Print Length: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press (16 August 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,992 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forbidden Legacy 17 August 2016
By KElizabeth Green - Published on
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As we all know, everyone has baggage these days, and it is the same with Sir Stephan MacQuistan and Lady Katherine Calbraith. Sir Stephan longed for his forbidden legacy, his birthright, Avalon Castle, and the title of Earl of Dunsmore. His family was murdered and his castle taken when he was but a young child. Fortunately, after his escape from the devastation of his family and their holding, Stephan was rescued & raised by some Knights Templar. As the story opens, Sir Stephan has just delivered a missive to Robert the Bruce, Scotland’s Sovereign, concerning the betrayal by King Philip of France. King Philip was desperate for some much needed wealth, and was willing to betray the very the Knight’s Templar who had aided him in the past. He organized a plot to arrest, murder and completely destroy the Knight’s Templar and their reputation in order to confiscate their great wealth. One of my favorite descriptive scenes in the book is “Tears gathered behind her lashes. Furious, she glanced toward the hearth. Whispers of blue flame danced into slivers of red, then orange, and as fast became lost in a curl of smoke to disappear up the chimney."“Tell me what happened.” His compassion fractured her composure.” I do love Ms. Cosby’s attention to detail! It really is an added bonus and helps the reader be able to better picture the scene. Reading her novels are like watching a movie in my head. I admit, I’ll miss these characters. I don’t wish to give the entire story away, as there are many twists and turns that seem to crop up in Stephan and Katherine’s relationship that hold ones attention until the end. Admittedly, Diana Cosby has always written her characters with such detail to personality and character. The lead male and female characters have depth, as well as, an often unexpected sizzling chemistry, whether her characters themselves realize it or not. Lady Katherine and Sir Stephan’s characters are written with so much warmth and detail that I didn’t want the story to end. Another important aspect of this book that I like, is how she maintained the respect and place of honor, the Knight’s Templar have held throughout history…. regardless of the deceit and perfidy of King Philip. One BIG REQUEST I have is that her books be made into audio books. Their are several really good narrators/story tellers out their with super sexy accents and proper brogue that would really make her wonderful characters come to life. I adore audio books and almost always buy the ebook as well as the audio book. I’m not sure why Ms. Cosby’s publishers or whomever makes that decision, hasn’t already done it with her other two captivating series. PLEASE, bring her work to audio! It’s just too good and too popular for everyone to miss out on the audible experience.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 Stars 17 August 2016
By TracyJane - Published on
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**I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

I am not sure about this book and since I read an uncorrected proof - I am going to go easy in this review.

Here is what I didn't really like about the book:

I didn't really like Katherine or Stephan - they both were keeping secrets from the other and both acted unreasonable at times.

This book did not flow well and felt disjointed - I still can't tell you when these two fell in love or even why they fell in love. One minute they are bickering and then the next they realize they love each other - but because of the previously mentioned secrets, they can't let the other know.

Here is what I did like:

I really enjoyed learning about the disbanding of the Knights Templar - it was really well done and fascinating.

I liked that Ms. Cosby was able to convey to me the difficulty that Stephan had transitioning from a Templar to a husband. It was perfectly done.

While this is not the best book I have read by Ms. Crosby and I can't consider it a keeper. I am not sorry I read it and I will definitely continue with the series.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real history woven into love. 17 August 2016
By Jinny K B - Published on
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The year is 1307. The "civilized" world is fraught with power struggles, intrigue, and bloody battles, many of them between powerful religious leaders. In the midst of turmoil, there is a group of men who strive to protect Christians. Stephan MacQuistan is one such man, a Knight of the Templar. A series of events lead to him being forced to marry Lady Katherine Calbraith. Each of them have a connection through past events, things they conceal from each other, things that will make it impossible for them to ever form even a friendship, much less love. Love however, doesn't listen to the obstacles in the way. Can they overcome generations of hate and betrayal and build a happy life while protecting the valuable treasures of the Knights?
Diana Cosby has crafted a fascinating story based on a group of men who remain a mystery to this day. While Katherine and Stephan are products of her imagination, the Knights of the Templar were a real force, and historians and treasure hunters still search for the priceless fortune that was lost when they simply disappeared. Ms Cosby has captured the essence of the times while weaving a story as old as time, the story of human fears and frailty over come by love. A wonderfully moving story of bygone days, star crossed lovers, and a mystery that lives today.
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Combination to Make the History come alive. 7 December 2016
By Annie - Published on
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I have read several of Diana Crosby's stories and enjoyed them. This one, Forbidden Legacy, kept me turning the pages from the beginning to the end without distraction. The Characters had such depth. Although there is much turmoil in the lives of these characters, and in the time period it was set, Diana used such Compassion to bring them to a personal HEA. I love to learn the History with a feel of real lives lived. The only disappointment I have is that the next book in the series is not due out until June 2017. This is a stand alone novel with no cliff hanger. There is an excerpt from the next book, Forbidden Knight, after this story. It starts with some of the secondary characters from this book and I hope the characters from this story are revisited. There is some intimacy in this story but it is done very tactfully and after the characters have found Love. I highly recommend this book. Enjoy!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I made the mistake of reading a poor rating on it and maybe that skewed my opinion ... 16 October 2016
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This was not your normal Diana Cosby book. I made the mistake of reading a poor rating on it and maybe that skewed my opinion of the book. Usually I have her stories read in a couple of days because they capture your imagination. This story kind of plodded and I was just not as thrilled with it. A lot of her stories are usually very racy, too, which is another reason I like to read them. This one is definitely a clean story for those who don't like anything sexy in their romance.

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