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Who will survive the Sword of Forgiveness?

Sword of Forgiveness by Debbie Lynne Costello: Review and Promo Blast

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After the death of her cruel father, Brithwin is determined never again to live under the harsh rule of any man. Independent and resourceful, she longs to be left alone to manage her father’s estate. But she soon discovers a woman has few choices when the king decrees she is to marry Royce, the Lord of Rosencraig. As if the unwelcome marriage isn’t enough, her new husband accuses her of murdering his family, and she is faced with a challenge of either proving her innocence or facing possible execution.
     Royce of Hawkwood returns home after setting down a rebellion to find his family brutally murdered. When all fingers point to his betrothed and attempts are made on his life, Royce must wade through murky waters to uncover the truth. Yet Brithwin’s wise and kind nature begin to break down the walls of his heart, and he soon finds himself in a race to discover who is behind the evil plot before Brithwin is the next victim.


Debbie Lynne Costello is the author of Sword of Forgiveness, Amazon’s #1 seller for Historical Christian Romance. She has enjoyed writing stories since she was eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina with their 5 horses, 3 dogs, cat and miniature donkey.

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Book Review:

Welcome to medieval times, where knights abound, honor is only as good as the man, and women are left to pick up the pieces.

From the beginning, I loved Brithwin’s character. After everything she has been through, she deserves to react the way she does to having an arranged marriage forced upon her. That being said, I did get a Taming of the Shrew vibe from time to time. Can’t say I blame Brithwin, though, Royce was rather domineering from the get go. Running from his own demons, he’s determined to pretty much blame the first person he’s led to believe might be responsible.

At times, Royce seriously annoyed me. Especially when he brought Clarice back to the castle, then claimed to be so naive to women’s ways. He deserved a frying pan to the face for that. Safe to say he got what was coming to him though. All that running from the pain of his past is bound to catch up at some point. The only question is how fierce the fallout will be when it comes.

Which brings me to the spiritual aspect of Sword of Forgiveness. I loved it. It’s not unusual for our faith to waver when bad things happen. Both Brithwin and Royce showed that throughout the novel. They also showed that no matter what unforgivable thing we think we’ve done, God still cares about us.

I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


2 thoughts on “Who will survive the Sword of Forgiveness?”

  1. This book sounds intriguing and like a very good page turner! I love the cover, it is Beautiful!I loved reading the review, needless to say , it made me want to add this book to my TBR list! Thank you for sharing this on your blog.


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