**This book can be read as a standalone novel.**
A king who has forsaken passion for reason—and the widow who tempts him.
Aldfrith never wanted to be king. The bastard son of King Oswiu of Northumbria, he lives as a scholar upon the remote island of Iona. But his life changes forever the day he discovers his half-brother is dead. Aldfrith is next in line for the throne. Back at the royal fort of Bebbanburg, he begins his new life as ruler of Northumbria. And that includes wedding a suitable queen.
Osana, the wife of one of Aldfrith’s ealdormen, meets the new king at his wedding. Unhappily married, she fights her instant attraction to him. Likewise, Aldfrith is disarmed by Osana's warmth and directness—so unlike his cold bride. A union between Aldfrith and Osana is impossible … yet fate has much in store for them both. When Aldfrith’s marriage fails two years later, and Osana is widowed, they meet once more.
The attraction between them is even stronger than ever, but love and passion are the last things on Aldfrith’s mind. He’s determined never to let lust override good sense and moral judgement … yet with every day he spends with Osana he fights a losing battle. This alluring widow could very well be his undoing.
LORD OF THE NORTH WIND, set in 7th Century Dark Ages Britain and Scotland, is the third book in THE KINGDOM OF NORTHUMBRIA historical romance series. Readers who like richly detailed and well-researched historical settings, independent, strong-willed heroines, and warrior heroes, should love immersing themselves in a forgotten time.
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