NAL, Oct 2003, 14.00, 384 pp.
In 1511 Rosamund Bolton informs her cousin that she is no longer interested in having a husband. She especially wants to avoid a betrothal to anyone selected by someone but herself. Instead she plans to visit her friend Margaret Tudor, married to King James IV of Scotland unencummbered by a spouse.
At the court, Patrick Leslie sees Rosamund sitting near the queen and knows he has found love for the first time in his life. Rosamund shares his deep feelings, but has doubts about another marriage. When King James assigns Patrick a mission in San Lorenzo to try to stop a pending war, he brings Rosamund along not realzing at the time the danger of their adventure, but the feeling that they belong toegteher.
UNTIL YOU, the sequel to ROSAMUND, is a dleightful sixcteenth century Scottish romance that is a typical Bertrice Small historical tale. The story line moves rather quickly once the duo leaves Scotland (relatively early in the novel). Fans of the sub-genre, especially those of the author, will apreciate this rich story starring two charming protagonists who feel like they have been part of the Skye is the limit mythos forever
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner