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*Read E-pub î A Love So Bold × They were two halves of a whole destined to be joined together They knew it deep within themselves from the day James held Gillian s small hand to comfort the bewildered child in mourning to the moment of their overwhelming desire when she was a beautiful woman ready for his loveBut how could the halves meld into one She was the wife of a brutal, sadistic nobleman who was an intimate of the king, and James was bound by memories and guilt to another womanIn th century England, such a love was doomed, but this is the story of a love that would not surrender It obeyed no law but its own Jamie Kilburn meets Gillian Harron when Gillian is 10 years old at her mother s funeral He is inexplicably drawn to the pale young maiden, an attraction that grows when he meets her again 5 years later on the eve of her betrothal to the arrogant Arnaut DeBroze Unfortunately, Jamie s grieving for his departed wife and feels disloyal for thinking her place could be filled by anyone else He refuses Gillian s father s last minute offer for his daughter s hand, and Gillian is sacrificed on DeBroze Jamie Kilburn meets Gillian Harron when Gillian is 10 years old at her mother s funeral He is inexplicably drawn to the pale young maiden, an attraction that grows when he meets her again 5 years later on the eve of her betrothal to the arrogant Arnaut DeBroze Unfortunately, Jamie s grieving for his departed wife and feels disloyal for thinking her place could be filled by anyone else He refuses Gillian s father s last minute offer for his daughter s hand, and Gillian is sacrificed on DeBroze s altar of cruelty while Jamie watches helplessly from afar.That s as far as I got page 184 , because despite a plot which sounds good on paper, the pace is so sluggish and the two protagonists so.limp and dull that I gave up Pages upon pages were spent on Gillian wasting away, struggling for life, dreaming herself out of her predicament She is special, she is precious, she is beautiful, she is to be treasured And we know this because every good person in the story makes her well being their focus and mention many times just how wonderful she is and how much she means to them She showed very little spunk or steel and Jamie s deliberate spurning of her for the sake of self denial kept prolonging the endless nothingness.The setting of Edward II s court would have been a fine diversion, had it consisted ofthan constant references to the barons discontent with Edward s boy toy Piers Gaveston, and Queen Isabella s equerry Roger Languille, who exists solely to be cow eyed over Gillian and make her a wan, whispery object of passion for three men She is probably the most boring heroine I ve come across in romance or historical Throw in far too many tis es and Nay s, and you have a very stiff and lifeless book 1.5 stars Fans of Elizabeth Chadwick would probably get a kick out of it