The Brat Author:Lynsay Sands When a handsome knight in need of a wife discovers the king's goddaughter--a beauty, but reputed brat--is the target of a marriage plot, he must decide whether he himself wants to marry her. — WHO WOULD MARRY... — All the knights had heard tales of Lady Murie, King Edward III's goddaughter and much feted favorite. It was said she was... more » stunningly beautiful, with bright blue eyes, golden hair and a sweet smile. It was also said that the king had doted on the girl and spoiled her rotten. Despite his need, when Sir Balan saw her howling and sobbing, Murie was the last person he wanted to wed.
But all that glitters is not gold, and sometimes diamonds look very, very rough. There was more to Murie than met the eye, and Balan soon learned that he'd be lucky indeed to deserve such a bride. Yet he was not the only one to discern the truth, and the other hopeful hubby was not quite as honorable. A plot was afoot. Soon would come a reckoning, a time to show who was chivalrous, who was a cad...and who had won the love of a heart unspoiled.« less
The Brat was a funny little story. It grabbed ahold of me from the beginning... quite a page turner. It was the first book in several months that I just could not put down and finished reading it in one day. Murie is very superstisous and some of her antics due to these superstitions were extremely funny. The wedding night was hilarious!! This was just a great book and I look forward to reading more by Lynsay Sands.
- Not my favorite by Lynsay Sands, but still a good story!
- Set in Medieval times, Lady Murie is King Edwards goddaughter. She was orphaned at the age of 10 and has lived life at court ever since. As protection, Murie builds a reputation as a 'spoiled brat,' capable of noteworthy tantrums.
- Balan is a shy knight and lord who doesn't deal well with the female aspects of women at court; namely, conversation, dancing, and romance. Thus, instead of glib comments that turn a ladies head, Balan, trying only to speak plainly, much of the time ends up insulting.
- Of course there is a plot and Murie and Balan must decide if there is more to the 'other' than what meets the eye.
England 1351 The God-daughter of the King (the brat) is not to marry and must select a suitor from amoung the eligible men. Story starts with her fighting her reputation as the brat to fighting trickery with one who only wants power until she marries only to discover someone is still trying to kill her husband.
Good read. Interesting but a little predictable. Recommended.
The thing to liking Sands' historic romances is to forgo the plot. They are silly but redundant. They are like all the other ones except the antics and humor. Those are the things that set them apart and why I continue to keep reading them.
Great, likeable characters. Funny scenes. Great, easy, brainless read with some steamy scenes thrown in.