Ever since raiders from the north began attacking villages, Lady Nicole Montagna has known that defending her people would come at a cost. The betrothal of her sister Chloe to a neighboring lord seems the perfect solution, forging a powerful alliance. But shortly before the wedding, Nicole is shocked to discover that her sister is with child -- and not by her husband-to-be. Now she must make a choice. She has just hours to decide . . .
~Should she tell her soldier brother -- who will take swift, ruthless action to ensure the family's safety?
~Should she hold her tongue, let her sister deceive her husband into believing the child is his -- and then hope Chloe can get away with the lie?
~Should she tell her family, hoping they will know the right thing to do?
With the help of a magic mirror, Nicole lives out each path, fighting to protect herself and those she loves with the weapons she has: wits, herbs, and fortitude. But no matter her cleverness, neither she nor her family can escape unscathed -- for there are repercussions she could never have foreseen, involving her own heart . . .
A CHOICE OF SECRETS
New York Times bestselling author Barb Hendee spins a tale of intrigue, integrity, and the bonds of love and loyalty as one young woman finds her place in a turbulent world . . .