This was not one of your run of the mill medeival stories. Yes, the Lady Amica of Lancaster was divinely beautiful. She had escaped a cruel and evil baron and the King, her cousin had ordered Thomas of Reed to find and rescue her - to guard her and bring her back to Thomas' Lord Eric of Reed as swiftly as possible guarding her with his life.
Thomas of Reed, however, was not your typical male hero. He had the finesse of a bull in a china shop when he finally got around to courting Lady Amica. He was a real 'in your face' kind of guy who was absolutely precious! The part where his liege Lord Eric was trying to instruct him in how to court a Lady was so funny. Here was a grown man, a Knight feared by most all of the army of Reed, having to be instructed in how to speak and court this lady. Priceless, absolutely priceless!
The tenderness, the awakening of love - what a story! This was a fabulous book. It will hold your attention and you will not want to put it down! Hard to find but well worth the search. Terrific - a medieval Beauty and the Beast!