The Champion

The Champion

The Champion

Book 2 of the Medieval Warriors Trilogy

England 1076. An era of kings and their loyal knights, of grand castles and courts, and of passions too bold to be denied. Brought to life with power and grace, this is the story of a nobleman in need of a wife…and the woman who offers him the love of a lifetime.

Nicholas FitzTodd, Baron of Crane, has little interest in marriage–the privileges of rank are too many and too pleasurable. But when the bride he finally chooses refuses him, he takes out his frustration in wine and women. Simone du Roche is but another lovely temptation, until a moment of indiscretion results in a hasty wedding. Nick is furious–Simone may be beautiful, but she is nearly penniless and rumored to be mad…

Simone hardly expects her reluctant husband to believe that her young brother’s ghost has followed her to England–or that she suspects his death was murder. Marriage to the fierce, guarded Nicholas is difficult enough. But when she learns the truth behind her brother’s death, a dangerous family secret threatens the fragile peace she and Nicholas have achieved, and she must risk everything she holds dear to prove that her love is worth fighting for…

Product Details:

Available: April 2007
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN-10: 0821780077
ISBN-13: 978-0821780077
Available in print, e-book, and Amazon Kindle formats

Read an excerpt of Chapter One.

Reviews for The Champion

Top Pick! “THE CHAMPION is so many of the things I look for in a romance novel…I will gladly read this story over and over again.” -Kristal Gorman for Romance Reader at Heart

Five Blue Ribbons! “I guarantee once you read THE CHAMPION, you’ll be rushing to the bookstore for more from Heather Grothaus.” -Heather Riley for Romance Junkies

4 Stars “…rich in historical detail and ancient magic…Readers will enjoy this battle of the sexes.” –Romantic Times BOOKReviews

“A must-read story of a wounded hero, a heroine with a secret, a mischievous ghost, and villains galore, set in the high tension period of the early years of William’s conquest.” -Rosemary Laurey, USA Today Bestselling Author

“After making an auspicious debut last year, new author Heather Grothaus follows up with the highly delightful tale, THE CHAMPION, and in so doing, solidifies her position as a true talent in the romance genre. It’s brimming with action and intrigue, and of course a dynamite romance.  Don’t miss it!” – Sandra Brill, for Romance Reviews Today

“Readers will enjoy watching these two characters fall in love” -Historical Romance Writers – A Romance Designs Community Website

“Absolutely Superb. Exceptional dialog and creative plot that keeps you ensnared to the end. This reader is waiting for the final book in the Warrior series.” -Wateena, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance

“Once again, Ms. Grothaus has created such a well written and well rounded story. This pair had me laughing out loud at their antics.” -Robyn for Once Upon A Romance