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Duty (Rhynan #1) [PDF] ✑ Duty (Rhynan #1) By Rachel Rossano – Duty to KingTomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine and the village of Wisenvale, owes his good fortune to his king and the recent civil war When his benefactor demands Tomas marry the cousin of Duty to KingTomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine and the village of Wisenvale, owes his good fortune to his king and the recent civil war When his benefactor demands Tomas marry the cousin of a noble, he obeys However, no one warned him that she wasn t a typical noblewomanDuty to OthersBrielle Solarius struggles to keep her village from starvation under the new Lord Wisten, her cousin The men rode off to war and never returned The remaining women and children face a dire winter if they do not find a solution soon When she learns her cousin sold her into marriage to save his life, she isn t surprised However, she is taken aback by Lord Irvaine s unpolished ways Was this man a noble or a foot soldier Duty to Each OtherBound by the words of their vows, they face a rough future They must forge a marriage while battling betrayal, accusations of treason, and villains from the past Survival depends on their precarious trust in each other Failure could mean death.

    Paperback Ù Duty Kindle ↠ returned The remaining women and children face a dire winter if they do not find a solution soon When she learns her cousin sold her into marriage to save his life, she isn t surprised However, she is taken aback by Lord Irvaine s unpolished ways Was this man a noble or a foot soldier Duty to Each OtherBound by the words of their vows, they face a rough future They must forge a marriage while battling betrayal, accusations of treason, and villains from the past Survival depends on their precarious trust in each other Failure could mean death."/>
  • Paperback
  • 354 pages
  • Duty (Rhynan #1)
  • Rachel Rossano
  • English
  • 04 December 2019
  • 9781482360110

About the Author: Rachel Rossano

I was born in the northern midwest to a missionary pastor and his wife As the oldest of four, I learned to be mature and responsible at an early age That, however, did not prevent me from having constant flights of fancy In my early teens, those flights of fancy began to make it to the page I have always loved reading and constantly had my nose in a book growing up fuel for those fanciful fli.

10 thoughts on “Duty (Rhynan #1)

  1. Leah Good Leah Good says:

    I ll start by saying that this is probably the most romance heavy story I have ever read, and there is a little kissing and reference to a couple s marriage bed than I am 100% comfortable with That said, there is nothing explicit or inappropriate The main character, Brielle, is a likable character, and I quickly came to respect the honor shown by her husband I enjoyed the way the stakes were steadily raised throughout the story I was also happy to find that this self published book is polished, clean and well written.Disclosure I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All opinions expressed are my own.

  2. AMythicalBeast AMythicalBeast says:

    3.5 stars I first read Rachel Rossano s writing when I won her short story Exchange on goodreads and reviewed it Since then I ve followed her blog and read snippets of her subsequent releases By the time Duty came out I was familiar with her style of writing and world building In an alternate medieval world, in the land of Rhynan, a war has come to end and a new king is sitting on the throne He rewards his men with title and land, and one of them, now the new Earl of Irvaine, he gives the task of securing the eastern border land by settling his soldiers in the village of Wisenvale and taking wives from the widows and women of marriageable age.One of these women is Brielle Solaris She was the daughter of the late nobleman who was lord of this village, but now lives in relative obscurity because the land has passed on to her careless and selfish cousin, Orwin.When Lord Irvaine begins the process of settling his men into domesticity in her village, they cross words But then Lord Irvaine reveals that her own fate has already been sealed by her cousin who, in a show of loyalty to the king, has given her hand and his properties to Lord Irvaine.Brielle s life changes from worrying about feeding her village for one season to worrying about traitors and politics and the affection of a husband who is a stranger and yet becoming quickly the most familiar and steady thing in her world.I m very fond of the marriage of convenience trope Imagine strangers suddenly forced to share lives, needing to trust each other, trying to be friends, not really expecting Put them in the midst of turmoil where they have to show a united front to the world outside They hardly know each other So it s a quiet fight against time as they try to learn and take measure of each other s characters Because a weak partnership could be used against them And in that time if they suddenly find that what they thought was the worst sort of travesty had actually become the best source of comfort and support That would make an awesome romance DSo Brielle and Tomas, Lord Irvaine, travel to his new holdings and they begin the process of learning and trusting each other The men in her village, most of who were now dead, had fought on the other side of the war Distrust was natural Brielle has only ever received kindness from her father and now finds herself expecting Tomas to show the darker side of his nature every time she speaks out or argues with him But unexpectedly, he understands what she is feeling, he is kind and sweet, and even though Brielle has not quite wrapped her head around being married to a stranger, Tomas is already thinking that maybe agreeing to this had not been one of his worst ideas.But as they grow closer, a rebellion led by Orwin and supported by the baron robbers of the east rears its head Unexpected responsibility falls on Brielle s shoulders when in Tomas s absence she is faced with sedition in their new holdings Just when they thought war had finally ended, a new one begins to brew.I think what I enjoyed best about this book was the care Rossano took in giving us a heroine who took tough decisions and stood by her word, but was also ordinary in a relate able way She had been trained in wielding a sword by her father, but in no way was she competent enough to fight a trained, battle hardened soldier She wasn t used to riding for long stretches of time and so when she suddenly had to spend days on a horse, she didn t magically get used to it When towards the end she faced a charge of treason and knew that she could hang, she doubted Tomas s assurance that everything would be alright because despite her feelings for him, she knew he wasn t infallible and her trust in him didn t blind her to that.If I have any complains at all, it has to do with a few mild anachronisms like the use of the words noodles and hi in a middle ages setting Otherwise, this is a sweet love story set in the background of a king establishing a new regime I thought it was pretty well told and I especially liked the idea that the king now on throne wasn t necessarily wiser or better than the previous one, and under pressure could become just as paranoid as the ruler he just deposed The ending was believable.

  3. Kathy * Bookworm Nation Kathy * Bookworm Nation says:

    3.5I liked this one I thought it was a fun medieval story set in a fictional land with likable characters It has a great start that sucks you in and you want to keep reading to see what will happen next I liked our leads Tomas and Brielle I thought they had good chemistry together I would have liked a little build up between them though they fell for each other a little too quickly I guess I enjoy the tension of arranged marriages, especially in this case where they were originally enemies and now have to marry I liked both characters so I can see why they would fall for one another, but a bit tension and build up would have been nice Which brings me to my other complaint everything happens a little too fast Not sure why the story couldn t have been spread out over a longer period of time The whole story takes place in about a month maybe less and there was a lot of traveling from point A to point B and back again For example, they are just barely married and they leave to go to point B and it takes a couple days to get there They arrive, spend one night and then he leaves to go back to the first place I can t remember names, and he did have a ligit reason for leaving Brielle then spends one night there and decides it s not safe so she also leaves and goes back to the first place I think it would have made a little sense to have Brielle stay for awhile, maybe build up some of the mystery and keep them apart a bit Anyway, they rejoin each other and about a week or so later they both have to go back to point B for a final battle type thing It was just a lot of back and forth for me Overall, I thought it was an enjoyable read I loved the cover too Content Clean.

  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    Age Appropriate For 16 and up for marital themes Best for ages 18 and upI was so excited when Rachel asked me to review this book Although I have followed her blog and Facebook page, I had yet to read one of her books After reading Duty, I can t wait to read another book by her.This book kept me turning pages From the opening line, I was hooked It was fast paced but not dazzlingly so I also instantly connected with Tomas and Brielle and loved getting to know them.This story, though set in a fictional country, felt well researched As a history buff whose favorite time period is the Middle Ages, I was very impressed with the historical aspects of this book I especially liked the attitudes displayed by the women at the beginning of the book To often, we put our 21st century ideas of love, and marriage into historical fiction Women didn t expect to marry for love, or even marry someone they knew well They may have wanted that, but it wasn t the expectation.The romance was so sweet I just loved how it unfolded Because the characters are married for most of the book, and the romance comes after marriage, this book is for older audiences However, Rachel was very discreet and so a someone in their middle teens might like it.I highly recommend this book for those who like romance.I received this story from the author in exchange for my honest review I was under no obligation to write a positive review The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

  5. Tifferz Tifferz says:

    Duty is a story that consumed me from the get go I liked a story when two people have to marry and don t necessarily like each other Brielle and Tomas have great chemistry and both seem to be levelheaded I found that Brielle is a strong leading lady and has her wits about her Tomas is a soldier who has many battle wounds yet is tender and caring with Brielle I felt like Tomas and Brielle were equally matched and had to learn to trust one another I felt Ms Rossano did a impressive job with Tomas s character flaws and all I liked him a lot I really like when the character seem real and they felt that way to me in Duty I kinda felt the story was a little rushed I would have enjoyed a little foundation for Tomas and Brielle s relationship before they were separated This story has a lot of movement in a short amount of time It would have been nice to be in one location longer than a night That being said I still found Duty to be a beautifully written story, filled with romance, mystery and some unexpected events I will be looking forward to Ms Rossano s next story I hope you all enjoy this read as much as I did Just FYI This story does contain some violence, but no sex or swearing.

  6. Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe) Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe) says:

    3.5 StarsA good medieval fantasy type novel with a clean romance and a bit of bloody scenes Duty is about Brielle Solarius who s struggling village is suddenly taken over by a stranger under the orders of the new kings, and now all the women at the village are being married off to the soldier s of the army With provisions running low, there is no way that the village is going to be able to support her people, let alone the newcomers.Brielle herself is suddenly thrown into a bit of surprise when she is forced to marry the man that is taking over her village Tomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine who has now also laid claim to Brielle s village of Wisenvale.I liked the story I thought it was well written The characters were engaging, creative, and for the most part well rounded I was a little surprised that Brielle took to Tomas so quickly, especially since she seemed to have been in great protest of this sudden forced marriage without a choice The romance between them seemed to have blossomed fairly quickly.Even if it did bother me, it did seem to work with the way the story moved.Tomas leaves for his home in hopes to get provisions for the village, when the village is suddenly taken over by Orwin s Brielle s cousin s men and now Tomas must ride out and fight his army to reclaim his property Meanwhile, Brielle is struggling in her new home as a plot to get ride of her thickens, especially when the late earl s widow has her eyes set on Tomas, and the only way she can get back everything that she lost is to get rid of the current lady.The story for the most part moved a little slow for me, but the where good parts that did outnumber that bad I did like all the background information about what was happening, which I think made the book a lot enjoyable for me That and the fact that I really did like the characters.I received this book for free in exchange of an honest review.

  7. A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) says:

    4.5 Book source A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.Tomas Dyrease, the new Earl of Irvaine shows up in Wisenvale to claim his new bride and the widowed women for his men After the battle that ended the war and put him on the throne, King Mendel has rewarded his most faithful followers with land, titles and brides Luckily for the women of Wisenvale, Tomas is a fair man who tolerates no abuse Lady Brielle Solarius, daughter of the former Lord of Wisenvale, is to be the new Earl s bride But she is surprised when Tomas gives her a choice to say no In a leap of faith she says yes and in that moment her whole life changes.The fantasy world of Rhynan is very similar to medieval England or Scotland and I do love that time period The world is beautifully detailed and the characters are well fleshed From the moment this tale began the action kept me on my toes Tomas and Brielle are barely married when things start going to hell in a hand basket Problem after problem crops up and has to be dealt with all while they are trying to get to know each other and make their marriage work I kept thinking, This poor couple Give them a break already lol The pacing did seem to drag a bit in a few places, but overall this is a wonderful, clean, historical type romance Lose yourself in Rhynan You won t regret it.

  8. Cara Cara says:

    This book had a 5 star moosh factor I was swooning and grinning like an idiot almost the entire time.And I loved that ship wasn t full of misunderstandings and lack of honest communication How refreshing But I m actually rating it a 4.5 because it wasn t completely perfect in other areas I m not in the mood for spoilers, so I won t go into detail But I felt like our MC could have been a little rockstar at the end, and I didn t love the way the treason issue was resolved.Overall, I loved it Thank you so much, Joelle

  9. C.J. Anaya C.J. Anaya says:

    I m a sucker for historical romance, and I especially love the medieval period Something I truly appreciate from authors is their ability to present their characters with an obstacle right from the onset of the story, whether it be danger to a person, a possible spat with a spouse or some other situation that is contrary to the wishes of the protagonist, it always pulls me in and gives me a reason to continue forward, hoping for an eventual solution to our protagonist s problem In this instance the book started out with a bang Having a large group of soldiers gather you and your village up to inform you that a new king reigns and he has mandated that all women of marriageable age must either marry one of the soldiers present or pay a tax one they probably can t afford is quite the conundrum, indeed.Brielle is the sole protector and provider for her village as the only Lady there She s done her best to keep the villagers fed even though her cousin comes to collect most of the food they harvest every year When Lord Irvaine shows up and tells her that her cousin has given her to him in marriage she has an important choice to make I found it incredible that she held to her duty and to the promise her cousin made by agreeing to remain in a marriage previously performed by proxy My feminine sensibilities were screaming Fight, woman, fight , but submitting herself to Lord Irvaine ensures the protection and well being of her village She is kind, noble, brave and honorable.It demonstrates the appalling lake of choices for women in that era, but these types of cultures and customs are so fascinating to learn about Fortunately, the new Lord is good at heart and eager to turn this marriage of convenience into a love match Getting to know Lord Irvaine s character was like eating a delicious piece of chocolate cake over and over again Swoon much insert happy sigh here The chemistry between him and Brielle was lovely, and the intimate aspects were clean and tasteful This is the kind of romance I talk about when wanting a romantic connection that delivers just as much if not than a graphic sex scene might PG 13 clean, and I loved it.There is literally tension on every page The main characters go from one serious situation to another, and I found myself wondering when the couple when have a chance to breathe I know I didn t Basically, I couldn t put this lovely bit of fiction down, and I am sad that it ended Rachel Rossano has established herself as a talented author of historical medieval romance, delivering the promise of danger, intrigue, romance, chivalry and adventure with characters you ll find difficult to say farewell to I highly recommend this to lovers of historical romance.

  10. Kendra Ardnek Kendra Ardnek says:

    While I don t usually care much for the romance genre, I do find romances involving arranged marriages intriguing, so when the author, a fellow homeschooler, asked for reviewers for her newest release, I volunteered.The story begins with Brielle s discovery that her cousin has given her in marriage to the new lord of Irvaine She isn t too pleased with this, since she and her cousin have never gotten along However, since the king is the one who gave the orders, she has no choice.Tomas, her new husband, is a good man, though very rough around the edges While he does insist that they show affection in public so that certain people don t get suspicious, he allows her her space when they re in private, allowing them to get to know each other.Of course, once they are married, he must continue his journey to his new castle That s when the plot starts thickening A messenger follows them with the news that her village has been attacked and the women that had been in Brielle s charge are in danger and Brielle s cousin is one of the attackers When they reach Kyrenton, the capitol, treachery awaits The wife of the former Lord Irvaine is desperate to keep her position, and one of the lords had an old grudge against Tomas.The book is fast paced, but there were only a few times that I became confused as to what was going on I was impressed by how she handled delicate issues, and I was on the edge of my chair while Brielle was on trial because she was suspected to be in league with her cousin The scene where Brielle is forced to take part in the big battle was well done and believable.My only complaint is the fact that, while Brielle seems to have a strong faith in Kurios, which is what they call God in Rachel Rossano s world, I didn t feel that this faith was integral to the book Yes she prayed to him often, but I felt that she relied on duty and her own strength instead of that faith However, that was just one drawback in an otherwise wonderful book.

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