Fire Song by Catherine Coulter - 463 pages
Lord Graelam de Moreton was a warrior, a man both hard and ruthless, a man
who took what he wanted and never looked back. But things change and Graelam finds himself in a situation
he never anticipated: he has gotten himself a wife through no fault of
his own. Kassia de Lorris of Brittany is gentle and yielding, untested in the
ways of men. She cheats death only to find herself wedded to a stranger.
When the two meet as husband and wife at Graelam's castle of Wolffeton
in Cornwall, Kassia is prepared to give obeisance to this man he father
chose for her. Graelam is willing to accept her as she appears - a lady
as innocent and guileless as rainwater flowing through his fingers.
But things change again. Graelam comes to believe she has betrayed him. It's time for Kassia to prove her mettle.