Medieval Romance

C
Falcon and the Sword

The opening of Falcon and the Sword is one of the most powerful I have read, and the ending is one of the most poignant. What's in-between, however, falls short of the exciting beginning and is certainly not nearly as touching as the conclusion. At the beginning, there is Bron, a Templar Knigh ...

B-
Secret Thunder

It's at times like this that I wish The Romance Reader gave plus and minus ratings (see note at end of review), because Secret Thunder is surely more than a three, but somewhat less than a four. I am therefore giving this book a qualified 4-heart rating because the author has built in enough unique ...

A
The Black Lyon

Besides her famous Velvet quartet, there are two stand-alone, medieval novels by Jude Deveraux which I consider to be must reads (and must keeps as well) The Black Lyon and The Taming. These two books are the best I've read to strongly show a woman's patience and understanding in winning the love of ...

B-
Wild Irish Rose

I've long been an admirer of the writing of Lisa Ann Verge. Her Heaven in his Arms is one of my favorite Road Romances. So I keenly anticipated reading her latest release, Wild Irish Rose, which is another Road Romance. And while it took me awhile to appreciate this book, something unusual and very ...

D
For My Lady's Kiss

If you are looking for a good medieval read, I'd suggest passing this one by. While the hero and heroine are heroic, the plot filled with twists, turns, and danger, the love scenes long and filled with imagery, I remained utterly disengaged throughout the entire read. How is this ...

C
Heart of the Dragon

Heart of the Dragon is Sharon Schulze's debut novel, and this book maintains my reading record of Harlequin Historicals - I've never graded an HH less than a C. I've not awarded many DIK's to books from the HH line, but quite a few B's and some C's. This is important only because I can't say that ab ...

D
A Love For All Seasons

Well, A Love for All Seasons is definitely different. More historical fiction than romantic fiction, it focuses on the lives of those outside the realm of the knight, and follows the lives of the two protagonists from childhood through adulthood. Denise Domning has a penchant ...

A+
Velvet Bond

Velvet Bond is my favorite Medieval Romance. It isn't filled with Court intrigue or warriors and battles. Instead it is simply the story of an incredible romance between a man and a woman amidst the country setting of medieval Britain. Lord Raynor and Lady Elizabeth are forced into marriage by e ...

D
Wild Roses

Wild Roses opens brutally, after a young Irish girl has been raped by Norman soldiers in the 13th century. Juxtaposed against the cruel and wild setting is Duncan, Lord FitzWilliam, the Norman warrior who is hero in this tale. We learn shortly after he orders and watches the hanging of the soldiers ...

B-
The Maiden Bride

The Maiden Bride is a Medieval romance in all its glory. The feel is there, the taste, the smell, the war-hardened men, the superstitions, the love, and the hate. In order to protect her beloved twin sister from marriage to a brutal Norman lord, Lady Linnea, doomed since birth as ...