Medieval Romance

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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 ed ...

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 a "devil child," ...

B
The Wedding

Fans of Julie Garwood - relax; you can let out your breath and rest easy. While The Wedding is perhaps not her finest release, is better than you feared. The misstep taken by Ms. Garwood in her disappointing For the Roses was not the start of a downward trend - it was just a one-time goof. The Weddi ...

B-
The MacKinnon's Bride

The MacKinnon's Bride begins with promise. It is reminiscent of Judith McNaught's wonderful Kingdom of Dreams and Julie Garwood's spectacular The Bride. Alas, while many of the components are in place to make this book a special read, the book's promise is not kept. As in Kingdom of Dreams, the h ...

B-
Velvet Touch

Catherine Archer, author of this reviewer's favorite medieval, Velvet Bond, has written a dreamy sequel. The oddest sensation enveloped me when reading this book - it was as though I was in a dream-state, wrapped in a velvet-smooth, creamy cocoon. A minor character in her previous work, Sir S ...

C
Mystique

Amanda Quick's hard-covered Medieval, Mystique, has been released in paperback form. Quick (a pen name for writer Jayne Ann Krentz) can always be counted on to write compelling, easy-to-read historicals, although her breezy, humorous style lends itself better to the Regency period than the Middle Ag ...

B+
Lion's Legacy

Lion's Legacy is the fitting finale to a Scottish medieval trilogy written by Suzanne Barclay. This book is a quick, but exciting romance that sets treachery and betrayal against the wildness and isolation of Scotland. Set in the 1300's, the trilogy explores the trials and tribulations of the Car ...