• Print Length: 284 pages
  • Publisher: InterMix (March 17, 2015)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JV0YW8G


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The Warlord’s Wife

My debut historical romance transports readers to 12th century Sweden, where a powerful Viking lord will discover a fierce heart cannot be taken by mere force.

Lida was married to the love of her life for just two months when she became a pregnant widow. Disowned by her late husband’s family for suspected infidelity, she was forced to return to her family in shame. Eight years later, uninterested in the prospect of finding another husband, she finds herself the unwilling object of a marriage contract with a powerful warlord. In a day, she is wed, bed, and put on a ship headed for Tronscar; an unknown icy stone and steel fortress.

Jarl Magnus is pleased to have taken a strong wife who, however stubborn she may be, will surely produce sons. However, he is less pleased with his wife’s additional baggage—a young daughter. But despite himself, Magnus falls for the daughter just as hard as the mother, and Lida’s heart is warmed to see the cold, serious Jarl move surprisingly fast into the role of stepfather. 

When enemies attack Tronscar, Jarl Magnus’s nerves of steel waver, as the warrior fears his love for Lida will weaken him. But when his family is threatened, he’ll go to war to protect them, discovering along the way that they have the strength to protect themselves.

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Meet Sandra Lake…

Sandra Lake was born somewhere in the wilds of Sweden. Surrounded by shirtless, blond men, she learned to sail, swing a sword and skin a bear when she was only three–wait no, that was Davy Crockett…

The real Sandra was raised in rural Canada. (close enough to Sweden) She married her childhood sweetheart (who is blond and on occasion shirtless). They are currently living happily-ever-after along with their kids and unruly husky in Quebec, Canada.


THE WARLORD’S WIFE by Sandra Lake is an unique Historical Romance set in 12th Century Sweden. #1 in the “Sons of the North” Romance, and what a beginning! *A debut author* and one to watch out for in the upcoming months.

This story is unique, has a unique setting, Sweden, it transports the readers to Viking Country, Viking Warlords, and the women who loved them. While, a bit slow to start off, it picks up nicely. Well written with vivid descriptions, interesting, and intriguing characters. The storyline is unique in itself, the setting is very unique, set in Sweden in Viking country. Ms. Lake brings the characters and the story to life via the pages of this unique tale.

Filled with danger, life of a Viking Warlord, his wife, his clan, passion, deceit, betrayal and romance. Well blended with just the right amount of passion, danger, and romance. I enjoyed the connection between the H/H and how the Jarl Magnus grows to love, appreciate and value his wife, Lida, who has been though so much. But lurking in the darkness and in their castle lurks a dangerous, devious foe, one who wishes to bring down both the house of Tronscar and destroy both Lida and Magnus. With a few twists and turns, murder, and deception, Ms. Lake has brought forth a passionate, compelling tale of a Viking Warlord and his beautiful wife, as well as Lida’s little daughter,Katia. While, danger, deception, and betrayal lurks, Magnus is coming to find his HEA, if someone doesn’t take it away first.  An enjoyable and satisfying read! I look forward to the next installment of the “Sons of the North” series. Ms. Lake, a job well done! A worthy read from a worthy debut author!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher though Net Galley*


Rating: 4

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More