Medieval Romance

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A Knight of Honor

A Knight of Honor starts out strong, with an interesting plot, intriguing characters, believable dialogue, plus plenty of action. But a sagging middle and character inconsistencies reduce the final result to no more than an average read. At the age of thirteen, Taylor Sullivan is ...

C
The Knight of Rosecliffe

For a while when I started The Knight of Rosecliffe I felt like a newbie who had been plunked down in the middle of an X-Files conspiracy episodes marathon. "Who are these people and what are they talking about"? I wondered. Happily, I was able to glean enough of the previous story to figure out w ...

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Keeper of the Dream

If I had to choose one author whose books I would take to a desert island, it would probably be Penelope Williamson. Her books really are buried treasures and, without exception, keepers for me. Her characters are explored in depth, her stories excel through the richly textured historical background ...

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The Mask

The best description of this read is a tiny piece of dark chocolate: you have an almost physical craving for it, it is not really good for you, and a little goes a long way. Lord Galen Tarrent returns to reclaim his inheritance as the Lord of Thornbury after an eleven-year absence in the Crusades. ...

A
Lord of Vengeance

Can you imagine spending years plotting vengeance on the man who murdered your parents and then when you finally get your chance, something gets in your way and throws a wrench into your plans? In Tina St John's Lord of Vengeance this happens to Gunnar Rutledge. Gunnar has spent years working toward ...

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Mystique

Lady Alice Scarcliffe, the heroine of Mystique, is exactly the kind of woman I would want for a best friend. In fact, she reminded me of my own best friend, right down to her flame-red hair and independent spirit. And, reading Mystique was much like a conversation with my best friend - fun but not e ...

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Joining

On her old paperback releases, the slogan reads, "Everyone loves a Lindsey." Well, I used to, too, until she started churning out disappointment after disappointment. My breaking point came with last year's holiday release, The Present, which I found utterly lackluster and uninspired. Never again, I ...

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Silken Threads

Likable hero Graeham Fox has come to London to secretly retrieve his lord's illegitimate daughter, Ada, from her abusive husband, Rolf le Fever. Le Fever, a silk merchant, thought he was marrying a lady whose name would add to his prestige, and when he found out Ada was not as represented, he became ...

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Moonlight Mistress

Once upon a time this kind of romance was common on the market. It thronged on the shelves in bookstores and malls, competing with others of its kind. That voracious predator, the romance reader, would prey upon it, whether severely dog-eared or in mint condition, and consume it in one sitting, befo ...

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One Perfect Knight

The story of Camelot has many variants. Judith O’Brien gives us her version in One Perfect Knight. A magical and imaginative version to be sure. I was impressed with much of the creativity that went in to this book, but the romance doesn’t hold up as well. Julie is a senior executive at an ad ...