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Nan’s Story in: Path to Honor by Alexa Aston

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

There’s something to be said about a strong heroine in Historical Romance. Nan, in Path to Honor is just that.

Coming from the de Montefort family, Nan is quite privileged. Not only in wealth, but in choices. She does not have to be married off and she is free to do whatever she wants. All de Montefort women have some sort of job or hobby and Nan’s is her expertise in archery.

Nan’s prowess with a bow makes her ideal in teaching others how to use it. It’s this ability that introduces her to Tristan. While Nan is free thinking, Tristan comes off a little stodgy. Maybe I’m just spoiled with how all the de Montefort men think, it was quite a shock to read about a hero that quite honestly did not think like one.

If I could re-write the dictionary definition for opposites attract, I’d put in Nan and Tristan. Just think about their views this way:

Nan= true love.

Triston=Love? yeah right. It’s going to take him a really long time to figure it out. Sure, you’re pretty, want to be my brood mare?

Okay, I might have been a little harsh with him, but let’s hear how Nan feels:

“How she could want to crawl into his lap and kiss the life out of him and still want to claw his eyes out at the same time puzzled her.”


Happily ever after takes a long time in this one, but leave it Alexa Aston to still make me love all the characters (except the villains of course). Speaking of, it takes one of those for our little hero to finally realize himself.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Path to Honor

Nan’s Story in: Path to Honor by Alexa Aston
by Alexa Aston
Series: Knights of Honor #9
Also in this series: Code of Honor, Journey to Honor, Bold in Honor
Published by Dragonblade Publishing
on September 13th, 2018
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 235
Format: e-book
Source: ARC
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 Stars



1388 A.D. – Lord Tristan Therolde is a broken man who has closed himself off from all feelings. He is working to rebuild Leventhorpe, his estate, and wants to find his sister a husband. Tristan travels to Sandbourne, which boasts of having the best horses in all of England, hoping to add to his livestock and breed horses. When he arrives, he meets a most unusual woman and fights his attraction to her.

Nan de Montfort may not be accomplished in womanly arts, but she can do anything a man can—especially when it comes to archery. Skilled with both a crossbow and longbow, Nan is training her cousin’s soldiers in warfare when a handsome nobleman arrives and catches her interest like no man has before.

Nan comes from a family where everyone marries for love and is bitterly disappointed when she discovers Tristan denies that love even exists. She rejects his offer of marriage because she refuses to compromise and settle for less than she deserves, leaving both of them heartbroken. When Tristan discovers Nan’s life is in danger, he rides to her rescue and realizes the spirited beauty was right all along—that love is real and lasting—but will he be able to share his discovery with Nan?

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About Alexa Aston

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Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.

She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England during the reign of Edward III and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.


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Crystal @ Lost in Storyland

“Nan= true love.

Triston=Love? yeah right. It’s going to take him a really long time to figure it out. Sure, you’re pretty, want to be my brood mare?”

Hilarious. I love how you summarized their relationship. This sounds like a fun read 🙂

Alexa Aston

Thanks for going on the journey with Nan & Tristan! It was very satisfying allowing Tristan’s eyes to be opened by our Nan, one romance I thoroughly enjoyed writing.

Mary Kirkland

That sounds like a pretty good read. I haven’t read this author before.

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