Adriana Girolami Historical romance set in 1480 Europe at the conclusion of the Middle Ages. A beautiful heroine triumphs over dark forces of violence and intrigue in the royal court. Arriving at the castle of the Duke of Nemours as the princess bride in an arranged marriage to find her prospective husband was killed in a coup d’état. She is captured and held in isolation, and commanded to marry the new Duke, a cruel man. Unaware she is trained in extensive combat skills by the general of her father’s army. she refuses and hatches a plot to organize the intimidated citizenry and create an uprising against the Duke. In this struggle she discovers the true love of her life in the spirited young cavalier who repeatedly risks himself to aid her cause. www.adrianagirolami.com