I read this book way back in my youth. I recalled the book right away after reading the blurb. I remember that I liked it. It is a well-written old-fashioned medieval story. I liked Rodger but was not so impressed with Rosamond (surprise surprise). I just dont like willful heroines and Rosamond was exactly that. She supported Simon de Montfort and was willing to betray her husband, who she came to love. I dont get this decision. I think it is ok to have different opinions. But your loyalty must be clear. Either you support your husband or you support your guardian. Doing the latter meaning you sacrifice your marriage so dont freak out when he wouldnt change his allegiance for you because you did not do that for him either. Accept it and move on.
OK I think it is quite enough with my heroine hating. lol I have such a hard time with willful women who do what they do and expect no consequences. There are always consequences to every action we take. These old-timer romance stories from the 80s have a lot of such heroines (think Johanna Lindsey, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and our Virginia Henley here). They go against their husbands and get pissed when the men have a different opinion or are not willing to back down. Why should they? It is not that these heroines are exactly accommodating either.
I would probably not reread this story because of Rosamond. I recall vividly how she defied Rodger because of her political inclination. I am not a fan.