Medieval Romance

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The Rose and The Warrior

Over Christmas vacation I had the delightful experience of finding a book that I will always keep and remember. It was Karyn Monk's Surrender to a Stranger, a wonderful book set in England and Paris during the revolution. Imagine my delight when I discovered that this author had a new book coming ou ...

C
The Mistress of Rosecliffe

The Mistress of Rosecliffe succeeds in providing plenty of Medieval flavor set against the backdrop of the Welsh-English conflict. This well written tale, with an interesting although familiar plot, makes for the final installment in Rexanne Becnel's Rosecliffe trilogy. Isold ...

C-
The Virgin Spring

If you're looking for action, intrigue and non-stop adventure and love the atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands, The Virgin Spring may be just what you're looking for. But if you prefer your romances to concentrate on the love story, you'd be better off looking elsewhere. Gilcres ...

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A Kiss At Midnight

According to an ancient royal decree, the prosperous land of Alderich will be passed from the Rune family to their rivals, the Leonhart clan, in the year 999. Serath, the last direct descendant of Jozua Rune, lord of Alderich, is abducted two of months prior to the beginning of the new millenium whi ...

B
The Irish Devil

We've come a long way since the Middle Ages, thankfully. Part of what made this plot work, as well as what I disliked, was the historical male perspective about women. Faith, daughter of Lord Terra, has been shamed and outcast from her home. She was attacked by a man and left scarred on her face ...

D+
Sweet Revenge

The Scotland of Lynsay Sands' Sweet Revenge bears about as much relation to real Scottish geography, history, and dialect as the Greece of Xena, the Warrior Princess does to actual ancient Greece. Like Xena, when this setting and the characters within it are used for laughs and very light entertainm ...

B-
The Rogue

I'm always wary when I pick up a historical romance, especially a medieval. Am I going to encounter characters who talk, think, and act like they belong in a contemporary or will the author's slavish devotion to accuracy drive me nuts with too many "thee"'s and "'tis"'s? Will there be too much histo ...

B
Lady Fortune

This story is a departure from Ms. Stuart's previous works. The hero was not as tortured, and there was almost a light-hearted tone throughout the story. Maybe the term would be dim, not dark, but not truly light either. Nicholas Strangefellow is not what he seems. The King's Fool is anything but ...

A
Masques of Gold

I was never much of a history student. Dry textbooks just didn't hold my interest. Because of my love for adventure, intrigue and romance, much of what I've learned about medieval England has been gleaned from historical romances. I believe Roberta Gellis is one of the best at producing vivid and ac ...

B
The Brides of Christmas

Anthology
I love Christmas anthologies. When done well, each story gives me a little bit of Christmas cheer, a little love and laughter, the warm fuzzies, if you will. There's nothing sweeter than falling in love at Christmas, even if it's only vicariously. ...