medieval romance

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The Mistress of Normandy (aka The Lily and the Leopard)

Everyone who reads historical romance has a favorite period that they love time-warping back to again and again.  Mine happens to be the medieval period. I have a good handful of keepers that I always go back to when I want to revisit the era.  Some are well-worn (the entirety of the Rosalynde ...

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The De Burgh Bride

Elene Fitzhugh is a termagant, well-versed in the use of sharpened daggers and a sharper tongue. With her long thick red hair hanging matted in front of her face, a shrieking cursing voice, and a reputation for having killed her first husband, men tend to stay as far away from her as possible, inclu ...

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To Touch the Knight

Medieval stories have long been a favorite of mine, yet they seem to have fallen out of favor with publishers. And the few recently published ones I have read I considered lackluster at best. To my most pleasant surprise, Lindsay Townsend’s latest did not fall into this category.  When Edith ...

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Danegeld

Danegeld. Hmm, odd title - clinch cover - the man looks a bit like John D'Salvo with blonde hair. As for the woman - nice jewelry - elegant dress - I didn't know the one shoulder style was popular back then - looks like she's going to an awards show. Let's check out the back blurb. Hmm, I think this ...

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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 ...

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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 ...