Part One: Shields Down introduces you to the young nobleman, Mauro Baric. Mauro was the last of his family bloodline. With the sudden death of his father, Mauro unhappily took his title as Baron Baric. His first duty in this new role was to marry and make an heir.

Resi Kokkinos was not interested in marrying an aristocrat any more than Mauro wanted a common, Ottoman Greek girl as his bride. Betrothed as children to settle Resi’s father’s debt to the Barics, the two had no choice in their paired future together. 

After the long war brought Mauro and his soldiers home for good, the mismatched lovers could no longer deny their arrangement was more than tolerable.

The Baric’s story takes flight after the young couple’s first wedding anniversary. Unexpected visitors arrive at the castle and add a new dimension to their predictable lives in Solgrad. Cultures will clash, and sexes will too. Mishaps and adventures are a certainty for Mauro and Resi as their saga unfolds over the three parts of the trilogy. 

Journey along with the Barics, their soldiers, servants and friends during one pivotal summer in 1649. Can they avoid their allotted fates hiding behind the high Baric walls? In part one of this engaging trilogy, you will discover, as they do, that it is not so easy.

The House of Baric is a remarkable historical fiction tale that will take its readers on a breathtaking journey that will shock, astound and bewitch you from beginning to end. From the get-go of The House of Baric, I was intrigued by the cast of characters and the dramatic plot that unfolded. The story is one that will captivate readers from start to finish thanks to the thought out and flawlessly written literature. If you are a reader who is looking to get lost in a unique, timeless and maximizing story, then The House of Baric is the novel for you! However if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about this gem of a book.

The House of Baric will take the reader back in time to 1649 and will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the story, Mauro Baric, a young nobleman who has been tasked with growing up quick and taking on his duties because of the death of his father. As Mauro Baric is the last of his family bloodline, he has to one) take the title of Baron Baric and two) find a wife and make her an heir. This will introduce the reader to Resi Kokkinos, a young woman who is not interested n marrying a nobleman at all, but Resi’s father has a terrible debt which is eating away at her family, so she agrees, and soon they are married. The reader will follow the pair on their journey and at one crucial time in their marriage together… their first wedding anniversary! The wedding anniversary is when the excitement of the story really picks up because what unfolds is shocking, as well as wildly entertaining and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible book that is The House of Baric!

The story of The House of Baric is one that will take readers on an incredible journey through history. As a woman who loves history, I was in my element with this book, sure it is historical fiction however it is still wildly entertaining and to be taken back to 1649 and be taken on a fascinating journey was thrilling! What I love about The House of Baric is that the story is ever-expanding and the excellent author, Jillian Bald has a wealth of knowledge on topics, events, and places that perfectly compliment the expansive story which in turn keeps the reader reading!

Jillian Bald is an incredible author who has managed to transfix and entertain me with her beautiful literature. I am impressed by the amount of depth Bald has managed to lace throughout her book, and Bald ensures throughout her book that her readers are entertained and thrilled from beginning to end. Bald does this by weaving twists and turns throughout her book which yes, are incredibly entertaining! As well as this Bald flawlessly weaves brilliant characterization and development of her characters that will keep the readers turning the pages from beginning to end.

Overall The House of Baric is a sensational, unique and dramatic novel that will take readers on an expansive journey that is unforgettable and unpredictable and so The House of Baric, of course, has to get five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on The House of Baric. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

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P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

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Thanks, Aimee Ann, for your heart-felt review and for sharing my book with your readers. I’m excited for the final book in the series to be released in two weeks , concluding this epic trilogy. It has been a great few years living with the Barics!
~ All the best, Jillian Bald

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