This is Robin's and Anne's story. As always Lynn Kurland spins a great love tale of enchantment. Robin and Anne meet as children and are in love with each other from the beginning. Grow, go their different ways, Robin returns home after a quest to find Anne even lovelier than when he left. A bit predictable but chivalry is not dead!!! A good sit by the window or pool read. I have all of her books and love it that most of the characters are intertwined between the stories... Truly enjoyed this book!!!
I love Lynn Kurland books. You meet characters from many of her other books in them. She has a wonderful way of putting together characters that travel back or forward from their 'time'. Very enchanting stories with wonderful plots.
Years as a warring knight kept Robin de Piaget from his beloved home, Artane, and the woman he had once loved. Anne of Fenwyck has almost given up hope of ever seeing Robin again when he finally returns.
Annes happiest times were spent during the years she was fostered at Artane and now she has returned with her father who wants her to marry and marry now. But Anne loves Robin and no other. She feels her crippled leg will not repel him.v The childhood love they shared now turns to adult passion. Yet neither are aware of a murderous plot that targets not only Robin and Anne, but also his family
From the back cover:
Artane...a majestic keep on the edge of the sea.
Artane..the foster home of Anne of Fenwyck and the legacy of Robin de Piaget.
Warring had kept Robin far from home for so long, Anne had all but given up hope he would ever return. But now Robin has returned to Artane - to the enchanting young woman who leaves him breathless with longing...and to a treachery that places them both in terrible danger. Then as the past threatens their future, he realizes that he wants nothing more than to have her - forever...
Book 2 in the dePiaget family. I did not read the first book, and felt I had missed something, but was still able to follow the plot. I liked this love story. However, I thought it could have been shorter. Way too much time was wasted with the characters not admitting their true feelings, when they were so obviously in love.
Anne of Fenwyck has loved her foster brother, Robin de Piaget, since they were children. Robin was smitten himself when he first laid eyes on her, and boys being boys, he put a frog down her dress to show his affection. When they were younger, the two of them had been as close as could be, but because of an act of humiliation Robin felt so profound, he kept himself and his heart away from Anne for fear that she would find him lacking. As soon as he could, he went off to war, determined to forget Anne, and prove himself.
Robin has grown up to become a most fierce and feared knight and has stayed away for five long years yet when he learns that Anne's father is husband-hunting he rushes home before it is too late. Proficient in war, but unskilled in wooing his surliness soon works to a distinct disadvantage as he tries to get on Anne's good side.
Knowing Robin's heart better than he knows himself, his brother Nicolas and his very strong-willed and domineering grandmother set out to bring a bit of chivalry to this fearsome knight! As if Robin didn't have enough on his plate trying to woo his lady, there is an evil plot afoot to take Anne from him before he ever makes her his.
This is about a medieval lord and lady who grew up together and fall in love but, don't let each other know that they love each other. Funny situations come and they must solve the mystery of who wants them dead. Great read.
In this tale of medieval wooing and mystery, Kurland has created an endearingly gruff and impossible hero balanced by a warm and vulnerable heroine. There is an often hilarious humor to the scenes of sibling rivalry and the secondary cast of characters is so interesting that one can easily imagine a series of books featuring the members of the de Piaget clan.
[From the back cover] Artane...a majestic keep on the edge of the sea. Artane...the foster home of Anne of Fenwyck and the legacy of Robin de Piaget. Warring had kept Robin far from home for so long, Anne had all but given up hope he would ever return. But now Robin has returned to Artane--to the enchanting young woman who leaves him breathless with longing...and to a treachery that places them both in terrible danger. Then as the past threatens their future, he realizes that he wants mothing more than to have her---forever...