5 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful
Beatrice L. (honeybea) reviewed Lady of the Knight (Cavendish Chronicles, Bk 4) (Harlequin Historicals, No 476) on
Helpful Score: 3
this story's language and dailogue was matched wholly by it's plot in uniqueness and grace. got to a point there where i started to talk like them and actually had to stop myself from saying "hoy day, my lord" to my boyfriend, on several occasions. the one thing disappointing about this story was when it was done! the ending was just as catching as the first lines, and the story line was rooted in reality, lending a very real and unique quality to the plot. i highly recommend this romance novel, as it was anything but, more a story of two people finding themselves and each other in their day and age.
In 1550 France, Rosie stands on display at Quince's prostitute tent. Bawdmaster Peter Quince plans to sell the beautiful virgin for a night of debauchery to the highest bidder. Sir Andrew Ford and his three friends observe the sale. Andrew comments that with a bit of soap and instruction he could turn the virgin into a lady. One of Andrew's companions bets him that he is unable to change the "strumpet" into a lady within twelve days. Andrew pays a fortune to outbid an irate Sir Gareth Hogsworthy.
To Rosie's shock, Andrew treats her to a hot tub, good food, and excellent clothing. He begins to teach her how to behave like a lady. However, as he begins to fall in love with his charge, his conscience bothers him because he knows she must return soon to the bawdmaster.
LADY OF THE NIGHT is an excellent historical romance that is part humor and part serious, but total fun. The entertaining story line is a sixteenth century version of Pygmalion that mirrors Shaw's play as to who is really the teacher and who is the student. The lead characters are warm and enchanting while the secondary cast adds depth with some of them deserving their own tales to be told by terrific Tori Phillips.
Terrie S. (Terrie) reviewed Lady of the Knight (Cavendish Chronicles, Bk 4) (Harlequin Historicals, No 476) on
Sir Andrew Ford was nobody's fool. He knew that looks could be deceiving. And though his friends warned him that Rosie would be nothing but trouble, there was something very special about the woman beneath the tangled mane of hair and the dirt-smudged face.
Indeed, something so special that he brazenly wagered he could teach the seemingly ordinary strumpet to be a lady fit to meet the king in less than a fortnight. But little did the jaded knight suspect that Rosie would be the first woman to teach him the true meaning of love!