The Swordmaster’s Daughter by Terri Green is a story of historical fiction. It is Book 1 of the Sisters of the Sword series, set in London in 1604.
Lucinda Evans is the daughter of a swordmaster and helps her father with his business, The Whitefriars Fencing School.
When she was young her father taught her everything he knew about swords and fighting.
Lucinda is an exceptional swordswoman but unfortunately now that she is a young woman her father bans her from fighting. However, Lucinda is determined to continue fencing.
Lucinda’s grandmother is a midwife and a healer. Lucinda is expected to accompany her grandmother and learn the skill.
On a visit with her grandmother, she learns that a cruel predator has been attacking women.
If only these women knew how to fight! When she’s approached by a woman and asked to teach her how to defend herself, this is the perfect opportunity for Lucinda to continue to practice her own skills.
The group grows and The Sisters of The Sword is established, with Lucinda teaching them in secret.
The “sisters” are from a range of social standings, they need to get along and unusual friendships develop.
To complicate her life, Robert McCrae, an attractive heir to a Scottish Lord, is very taken with Lucinda and turns up where ever she goes.
He has been fascinated with her ever since he spotted her “borrowing” his sword and testing it by doing a sword drill.
Lucinda’s Father forbids too much familiarity with the clients but Robert has awakened some conflicting feelings in Lucinda!
The politics of the time are complicated, with Robert and his uncle connected to the inner circle of the Court of King James.
Lucinda’s natural risk-taking and desire to find the “predator” and see justice done put her in great danger.
Will Lucinda be safe?
Is there a future for Lucinda and Robert, a lowly swordmaster’s daughter and an heir to a Lord?
This is an excellent read, with plenty of action and suspense to keep you turning the pages!
Lucinda is a strong, courageous, and fun female character, and Robert is a dashing Scottish character. It is a great recipe for romance.
Terri Green has added authenticity to the story using her own skills as a fencer, plus her extensive research to include the historical events of the time. Some of the characters are based on real people.
It is a great read which takes you on a journey through history and the different expectations restricting women at that time.
I can’t wait to read more of Lucinda’s exploits.
Book 2 of the series is titled An Unsuitable Pursuit.
Thank you to Terri Green and Beauty and Lace for the opportunity to review this excellent book.
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