Roselynde Author:Gellis, Roberta In an era made for men, Alinor is at no man's mercy. Beautiful, proud and strong-willed, Alinor is mistress of Roselynde and of her own heart as well...until she meets Simon, the battle-scarred knight appointed to be her warden, a man whose passion and wit match her own. — Boldly Alinor defies lionhearted King Richard's command to marry one of th... more »e land-greedy nobles swarming around her and shrewdly maneuvers through Court intrigues and alliances to be near the man who awakened her to tender yet volatile love. Their struggle to be united against all obstacles sweeps them from the pageantry of the Royal Court to a daring Crusade through exotic Byzantium and into the Holy Land. As they plunge into the events of a turbulent age, they endure bloody battles, political treacheries and heart-rending separations before their love conquers time and destiny to live forever.