Medieval Romance

B+
On Bended Knee

There's something about Scottish historicals that just seems to take hold of the imagination, and the heart. Maybe it's the men and women, or the brogue we can hear in our heads while we're reading. Maybe it's Scotland's rich history that casts a spell over the reader. Whatever it is, Tanya Anne Cro ...

B+
Dangerous Gifts

Beginning with a scene in which Claire DePeche is accused of being a witch by her mother-in-law, then turned out of her home by her conniving brother-in-law after the death of her husband, Lord of Compton Castle, Dangerous Gifts begins with a wallop. In order to save the life of her young son, Clair ...

B+
The Princess

If you want to hearken back to a time of knights and damsels, of chivalry and bards and tales of true love, The Princess is the book to take you there. Ms. Delacroix spins a lyrical, whimsical story worthy of a bards tale. It's a wonderfully fun read and it simply made me smile. When Princess Bri ...

B
The Princess

Medieval Ireland -- castles, princesses, and knights! I can never resist medieval romance novels, so I had high hopes for Claire Delacroix's The Princess, first of the Bride Quest Trilogy. And I wasn't disappointed! Delacroix combines interesting dialogue, engaging characters, and a new twist on a c ...

B
Another Chance to Dream

I've always had a hard time getting into medieval romances. It's a hygiene thing. I just can't imagine kissing (or having sex!) with someone who hasn't bathed in weeks. Usually I only read books set in the years after bathing had gained in popularity. However, I now realize that if a book is well wr ...

D
A Year and a Day

I have seldom met a Scottish romance I didn't like. All good streaks must come to an end though, and I must admit that A Year and a Day was really not my cup of tea. Although I enjoyed Enslaved, an earlier romance by author Henley, the language in this book very nearly intolerable, especially since ...

B-
Love at First Sight

Sandra Lee's debut as a romance author is a fairly good one - her voice for comedy and off-beat characters is a delight, and her earthy prose well suits the medieval setting. This book is well-paced and fun to read for the most part. Where the author gets into trouble, however, is in the Big Misunde ...

F
Lady of Conquest

When I finished reading Lady of Conquest, I hurled it through the air, and it hit my living room wall with a satisfying thwack. Believe me when I say that this was the sole satisfaction derived from this book. Unless you really enjoy books in which the hero and heroine spend the entire time hating e ...

C+
Wild

Wild is the sequel to Wonderful, which came out last year. Like Wonderful, Wild has some humorous moments and likeable characters. But while Wonderful has these moments interspersed throughout, in Wild all the humor and the interesting characters come in the last quarter of the book. The result is a ...

B
Outlaw

It's a familiar plot - the fair damsel being rescued from a fate worse than death by the man who should be her enemy. In Outlaw, Lisa Jackson blends elements of a Robin Hood-like tale to create a fast-paced plot laced with danger and intrigue. With its strong, independent characters and its vivid de ...