Book Reviews of A Knight in Shining Armor (Montgomery/Taggart)

A Knight in Shining Armor (Montgomery/Taggart)
A Knight in Shining Armor - Montgomery/Taggart
Author: Jude Deveraux
ISBN-13: 9780671705091
ISBN-10: 0671705091
Publication Date: 6/1/1990
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 344 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 13
When I first saw this book on the bookshelves, I thought to myself, "Oh, brother!!! What a hokey, typical name for a romance story!!!" Fortunately, though, despite my thoughts to the contrary, I decided to pick it up and see just how "hokey" it really was!

Well, suffice it to say, I was hooked within the first few pages, and believe me, I have gotten sick of sanguine, la-de-dah romance novels and wanted something with more subtance, but this one had it all, and I just loved it.

I've read it a couple of times in my life, as it was so satisfying and well written. Years passed and I forgot about this book until one day I hooked up with an old friend, and we both remembered when we shared this book with each other, and I suddenly wondered where my copy of "A Knight in Shining Armor" had gone to. I searched all through my books, and couldn't find it anywhere! I had to have this quintissential romance/time travel book, so I searched on ebay, and behold, there it was! I re-ordered it, and now plan to keep this in permanent residence in my home.

A wonderful, enjoyable trip through time and a love that never dies!

Pick this book up and read it!
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Helpful Score: 5
A great time travel book about an American woman stranded alone in England in 1988 and a knight from the 1500's who mysteriously appears always when the woman is in distress. Enjoyable, great romance, mystery and picture of the times in 1500's England. Not overdone on sex. Worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 5
BOok was entertaining, but had one of the most annoying heroines ever. She lets men run all over her and falls in love easily. This is another story about the Montgomerys, but she doesn't seem to be a part of the family at all.
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Helpful Score: 3
A great romp! If you like the idea of time travel and "fitting in" in an alien world, you will love this!
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Helpful Score: 2
This story is so good I have read it many times over the years. A must read if you like Jude Deveraux books.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great blend of fantasy and romance!
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Helpful Score: 2
Nothing like this ever happens to me, but then if it did I'd have a heart attach! Great fantasy and unforgettable lovers.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book!!!!! time travel at its best when two fall in love with centuries separating them. fate returns them to love all over again
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Helpful Score: 2
This is my FAVORITE BOOK of all time. You feel all of the emotions right along with the characters. This was the first romance novel I read and it has had me hooked to this day.

Simply put its a great story. I give it 6 stars!!!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Good romance, but a little too "sweet" for me. I like darker, more intense.
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Helpful Score: 2
I don't usually like romance-type books, but found this one quite readable.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my most favorite books! In fact, I have a copy in my home that I refuse to give up! Both my sisters and my daughter have read this book multiple times and I have to say that it is just as good the 5+ time around as it was when we first read it. It is such a funny book with a cast of characters that are unforgettable. It is bittersweet at the end for me but I dont want to ruin the story. It is still the most UNFORGETTABLE book I have ever read and believe me I have read for over 30 years
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Helpful Score: 1
I have read this book 3 times now and I have to say it definitly was a story I will never forget. I couldn't put this book down and loved it every time I have read it. One of the best time travel romance books ever.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great book. It is the one that started me on romance and of course time travel ones too. It captured my heart, my laughter and my tears. The ending is bittersweet, but in the ultimate end you sigh in contentment and just close the book and hold it to your breast.
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Helpful Score: 1
The first time-travel romance I ever read. Loved it - not your usual romance ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
Saw the cover of this book and it brought back memories of the older romance novels I read as a teen. So, I decided to pick it up.

It was a very quick read and I enjoyed the story itself, but the female character was...sad, bad not that great?? I mean she spent so much time mooning over her ex boyfriend who was more interested in his daughter then her and all the things she had done "wrong" to make him break up with her. He left her stranded with nothing and somehow it was her fault.

It made her a little unbelievable. However, I did finish the book because I wanted to see if she was able to help her "true love"...
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Helpful Score: 1
A classic Deveraux. She never repeated this type of story again and always have felt it was her best.

A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR is a delightful tale full of adventure, wit and excitement, with characters that are well-rounded and fully realized. I adored Nicholas' enthusiasm about modern technology and Dougless' soft-heartedness is very endearing. And even though she comes across as a pushover at the beginning, it is this vulnerability that endeared her to me, for here is a woman who aimed to please everyone, especially her too-perfect family, all her life and then she finally meets this arrogant aristocrat who appreciates her for what she is and doesn't find her wanting. And the love that develops between them is so sweet that I found myself crying in some part, half-dreading to get to the part when they would be separated.

This book is so worth the read. I've read a few medieval romances and I must say that this is one of the best. Sure, the plot is nothing unique - knight in shining armor rescues damsel in distress, but what makes this an extraordinary novel is the vibrant characters, well-detailed descriptions and just the sheer poignancy of the story that is guaranteed to enthrall.
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This is one of my very first books I started reading and I was hooked. I've reading ever sense. I never wanted this book to end. You gotta read this one.
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Wonderful book! You can't go wrong with Jude Deveraux!! She writes so well, you want the story to keep going and going!
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Jude Deveraux provides a well-written read.
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I know someone has already posted what the book is about, so I'll skip that part.....
I was browsing the discussion forum and saw that this one is recommended by several readers in a thread. I got it and to tell you how good, I lost my copy at a restaurant when I was only halfway through it. I went the same day to the library to hunt it down.
I didn't get bogged down with the history side. Much more of a love story and intriguing. You can relate to the female main character - we all know someone like this if not the reader. :)
The ending was not the predictable, overly sweet one.
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Loved It
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One of my personal favorites. A touch of the now, a touch of the past and touch of what comes. A must read for Jude Deveraux new comers, a must reread for all Jude fans!

The Meaning of"A Knight in Shining Armor": A person, usually a man, who comes to the aid of another, usually a woman, in a gallant and courteous manner.
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This book is one of THE best stories I've ever read in my life. Its so awesome and so well written. Lots of parts in this story made me teary eyed or sitting at the edge of my seat. Truly an unforgettable story to me.
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SUPERB time-travel romance!!! Loved it!!!
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Excellent time travel book!
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I really liked the romantic time travel used in this story
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I loved this book...such a sweet love story, I really hated for this book to end, but the way she ended it was great! I loved it!
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Abondoned by a cruel fate, lovely, thoroughly modern Dougless Montgomery lay weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, as if in answer to her prayers, the most extraordinarty man appeared.
He was Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck and according to his tombstone he had died in 1564. Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, he was magnificent. Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadowed reason, Dougless knew that Nicholas was nothing less than a miracle, a man who would not seek to change her, who found her perfect, fascinating, just as she was.
Yet she could not imagine how strong were the chains that tied them to the past...or the grand adventure that lay before them...
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A great read!
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I picked this book up in the 80's and it's been a favorite ever since.
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Great Read! Great time crossover romance.
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Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely, thoroughly modern Dougless Mongomery lay weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, as if in answer to her prayers, the most extra-ordinary man appeared.
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Simple to read, fun story. :-)
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Great story!
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Thoroughly modern Dougless Montgomery lay weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church when, suddenly, the most magnificent man appeared. Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck, was tall and broad of shoulder, but according to the tombstone, he had died in 1564. Dougless could not imagine how strong were the chains that tied them to the past, or how grand was the adventure that lay ahead.
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Montgomery Family Saga - 1988-1564 Time travel classic. Fun and romantic, tugs at your heartstrings. "Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely, thoroughly modern Dougless Montgomery lay weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, as if in answer to her prayers, the most extraordinary man appeared. He was Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck and according to his tombstone he had died in 1564."
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I really loved this book. I truly lost myself in the story. Very sweet.
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Her best one ever, so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good read, but expected more from all the great reviews. A little slow at parts.
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Great Book, I loved it!
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Abandoned by cruel fate, lovely, throughly modern Dougless Montgomery lay weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English Church. Suddenly, as if in answer to her prayers,the most extraordinary man appeared.. He ws Nicholas
Stafford, Earl of Thomwyck... and according to his tombstone he died in 1564. Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, he was magnificent. Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadowed reason. Dougless knew that Nicholas was nothing less than a miracle; a man who would not seek to change her, who found her perfect, fascinating, just the way she was. Yet she could not imagine how strong were the chains that tied them to the past....or the grand adventure that lay before them....
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I love it I really enjoy it, so far the best Jude Deveraux book that I have read so far!!!!!!!!
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this is the best book in the world...in fact the only reason im giving it away is because i have 2 copies of it...read it and find out how good it is...
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WHEN I READ IN THE BACK OF ONE OF HER BOOKS THAT THIS ONE WAS COMING OUT. I WANTED IT SO BAD THAT I DID NOT WAIT FOR THE PAPERBACK. WENT OUT AND BOUGHT THE HARD COPY. FOLKS, MY COPY IS RATHER RAGGED RIGHT NOW FROM READING IT OVER AND OVER. VERY GOOD BOOK
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Great book!
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Vacationing in England with her lover, Robert, and his spoiled teenage daughter, heroine Dougless Montgomery is abandoned by them in a remote country churchyard near the tomb of Nicholas Stafford, an earl who died in 1564. Almost immediately, an armor-clad swashbuckler materializes--Nicholas himself, reincarnated in the 20th century to clear his reputation, having been unjustly convicted of treason. Intrigued by his plight, Dougless agrees to help Nicholas learn his accuser's identity and restore his good name. They become lovers, and their adventures briefly lead Dougless back to the 1560s, allowing Deveraux to portray that period from a contemporary woman's perspective, as well as 1988 through the eyes of a confounded Elizabethan nobleman. Well-detailed historical highlights and a heartwarming conclusion will enhance the novel's commercial appeal to those Deveraux fans willing to lay out the extra cash for froth bound in hardcover
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A Knight in Shining Armor

Jude Deveraux's beloved bestseller has captivated readers the world over; now in a special edition featuring new material, this timeless love story greets a new generation. Abandoned by her lover, thoroughly modern Dougless Montgomery finds herself alone and brokenhearted in an old English church. She never dreamed that a love more powerful than time awaited her there...until Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck, a sixteenth-century knight, appeared. Drawn to him by a bond so sudden and compelling that it defied reason, Dougless knew that Nicholas was nothing less than a miracle: a man who would not seek to change her, who found her perfect just as she was. But she could not know how strong were the chains that tied them to the past -- or the grand adventure that lay before them.
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Time Travel
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Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely, thoroughly modern Dougless Montgomery lay weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, as if in answer to her prayers, the most extraordinary man appeared. He was Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck...and according to his tombstone he had died in 1564. Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, he was magnificent. Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadowed reason, Dougless knew that Nicholas was nothing less than a miracle: a man who would not seek to change her, who found her perfect, fascinating, just as she was. Yet she could not imagine how strong were the chains that tied them to the past...or the grand adventure that lay before them...
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Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely, thoroughly modern Dougless Montgomery lay weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, as if in answer to her prayers, the most extraordinary man appeared.

He was Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck...and according to his tombstone he had died in 1564. Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, he was magnificent. Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadowed reason, Dougless knew that Nicholas was nothing less than a miracle: a man who would not seek to change her, who found her perfect, fascinating, just as she was.

Yet she could not imagine how strong were the chains that tied them to the past...or the grand adventure that lay before them....
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Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely, thoroughly modern Douglass Montgomery lay weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, as if in answer to her prayers, the most extraordinary man appeared.
He was Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck. . .and according to his tombstone he had died in 1564. Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, he was magnificent. Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadowed reason, Douglass knew that Nicholas was nothing less than a miracle: a man who would not seek to change her, who found her perfect, fascinating, just as she was.
Yet she could not imagine how strong were the chains that tied them to the past. . .or the grand adventure that lay before them. . .