The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith Review

Four men. One mission—to save England. Love will have to wait...

Lance Wayland has a secret purpose for becoming Stanton Castle’s new master smith. He and his three closest friends are the founding members of the Order of the Broken Blade, formed to blunt the power of King John, whose outrageous taxes and unjust laws have taken a toll on the country they love. To succeed, they need money and men, both of which they can get from the Earl of Stanton. Lance’s mission is of vital importance, and can only be waylaid by one thing—his interest in the earl’s lovely daughter.

Idalia knows better than to think she’ll be allowed to marry a smith, yet Lance Wayland is the most compelling man she’s ever met—a welcome diversion from the stresses of running Stanton Castle and her mother’s illness. Although she knows the entanglement can go nowhere, their connection grows stronger each time they see each other, until she begins to forget all the reasons they should stay apart.

Although fate seems determined to keep them apart, Lance and Idalia are drawn together like moths to a flame. But can Lance pursue the woman he loves without betraying the order to which he’s pledged his troth?
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SNIPPET FROM THE BLACKSMITH

“More than that, I would like nothing more than to lay you down on that altar, strip you of every bit of clothing, and show you much, much more than a simple kiss.”

He stood so close now Lance could smell the unique scent of citrus blossom that was Lady Idalia of Stanton.

“What,” she asked, swallowing, “would you show me?”

The combination of curiosity and fear in her tone, in her gaze, told him she knew this was wrong. It was madness, really. But she asked, so he answered.

“I would show you every song your body is capable of singing. I would show you what it means to die the little death and come back to life. I would show you all of me.”

That last bit, he’d not meant to say.

Title:The Blacksmith
Edition Language:English

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    The Blacksmith Reviews

  • Maggie Whitworth

    Yes!A wonderful first book for this new series by Cecelia Mecca .It sets the scene perfectly and gives a great insight into the other characters and the journey and adventures come .The key players La...

  • Niki

    In becoming the new master smith of Stanton Castle, Lance Wayland has an ulterior motive. He and his three closest friends have just formed the Order of the Broken Blade, dedicated to curbing King Joh...

  • Carole Burant

    I have been anxiously awaiting this new series and now that I've read the first book, I'm completely hooked! Who knew that a blacksmith could be so darn sexy??? This story introduces us to the Order o...

  • AnnMarie

    The Blacksmith is the first book in the new series by Cecelia Mecca, Order of the Broken Blade.Lance Wayland takes on the job as Master Blacksmith working for the Earl of Stanton. It's a position take...

  • Shannon Janssen

    This is the first book in a new series by Cecelia Mecca and if you are already a fan, it certainly lives up to what we have come to expect from her stories. If you have never read one of her books, th...

  • Linda Weldon

    I adored this book! The characters proved that while finding and being in love isn't always easy it is worth fighting for and never giving up on. Cecelia Mecca has done it again! Her attention to hist...

  • Lori D

    Northumbria, England, 1214 The beginning of "The Order of the Broken Blade." Four men. "Knight or blacksmith, earl or mercenary...none of their titles, or lack thereof, would matter if they were expos...

  • Lail

    The Blacksmith: A Forbidden Love Medieval Romance (Order of The Broken Blade Book 1) by Cecelia Mecca. The exciting new series “Order of the Broken Blade” is about four friends who band together t...

  • Alison

    The BlacksmithOrder of the Broken Blade #1Cecelia Mecca Lance Wayland is Stanton Castle's newest blacksmith, but that's not really why he's come to this particular place. He and his three closest frie...

  • Janet

    Four men. One mission— to save England from the ravages of King JohnLance Wayland has a secret purpose for becoming Stanton Castle’s new smith. He and his three closest friends, Guy, Terric and Co...