Monday, July 20, 2009

Knight of Desire by Margaret Mallory

knight of desire
From Margaret’s website:
His surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king. One last prize awaits him at the castle gates: the lovely Lady Catherine Rayburn.
Catherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward? Her lands are declared forfeit and she is given this choice: marry FitzAlan or be taken to the Tower. Catherine agrees to give her handsome new husband her body, but she’s keeping secrets and dares not give him her heart. As passion ignites and danger closes in, Catherine and William must learn to trust in each other to save their marriage, their land, and their very lives.
Thanks to Anna at Hachette, i got to read Knight of Desire by Margaret Mallory.
I liked the book, not just for the fun story, but also for the history lesson about a piece of time involving the English kings Henry IV and V. It is a time of war between the Welsh and the English. What? I've read lots of novels about the Scottish vs the English but the Welsh. So i had to go from the light reading for pleasure into some quick on line research into the two kings and the Welsh Tudors. Those side line bits made the reading even more fun for me.
If you are like a good love story with your bits of history (or you just like the trials a tribulations of a love story), go get Knight of Desire by Margaret Mallory.
Next up Jennifer Haymore's A Hint of Wicked.


Sheila DeChantal said...

This sounds good too! I wasn't sure when I seen it offered up for review - not a big romance reader, but I do love the historical fiction that I have read.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

This one sounds like one I'd enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Wow...I wanna read this one!

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

I read it and loved it :) I posted a review on our blog too!

♥ Isalys

bridget3420 said...

I loved this book!!