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Roselynde (The Roselynde Chronicles, Book One)
Roselynde - The Roselynde Chronicles, Book One Author:Roberta Gellis The end of her world . . . and the beginning of her greatest adventure — In a time of lords and ladies, Lady Alinor Devaux was an anomaly. The mistress of Roselynde was young, uncannily intelligent, wealthy and had a reputation for being as fierce and protective as any feudal lord before her. Alinor was unmarried and a rich prize for greedy men s... more »eeking power and wealth.
When the Queen makes Alinor a royal ward and assigns a warden to oversee the running of Roselynde, Alinor must deal with not only fighting off unwanted suitors, but with the warden as well! Not willing to be any man or woman's pawn, she is determined to make Sir Simon Lemagne's life miserable. But the seasoned knight isn't quite what Alinor expects.
What belongs to Alinor remains with Alinor, and God help any woman, man or holy crusade that gets in her way . . .« less
A good little story! I liked the heroine, Alinor. The author did a creditable job of depicting her youth and lack of experience with romance. Alinor is a departure from the norm of the times. She reads, runs her own estates, and lives a most independent life. Her story interlinks with that of the queen, Alinor, and the king. Her beloved is a knight who serves both. From England to the Holy Land and back the story is told from a third person perspective.