Destiny Lies Waiting
Beautiful orphaned Denys has been brought up a member of the Woodville family, now in power thanks to her aunt Elizabeth, wife of the new Yorkist king Edward IV. Unwilling to become a pawn in her aunt’s bid for power, she decides to seek the truth about her family and her real identity.
Valentine Starbury, loyal ally to young Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the king’s brother, agrees to woo Denys in order to save his friend from Elizabeth Woodville’s plan for Richard and Denys to wed. He unexpectedly falls in love with her, thus earning the enmity of the queen.
The secrets both uncover will have dangerous consequences for Denys and Valentine, and the whole of England itself.
Thy Name is Love
The story first begun in Destiny Lies Waiting continues in this second volume. Denys Starbury and her husband Valentine are thrust into the world of power politics as one by one the royal family is eliminated, until only one man can contend for the throne: Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Denys continues to search for her lost family, but she finds only a trail of murder and destruction. She also seeks the love of Valentine. In a world of shifting allegiances, how can she ever bring herself to trust him?