A lovely and highly entertaining book. I learned a lot about Elizabethan England from reading this. The author's intense research shows. The characters are more richly developed than in many romances, and the ending, while satisfying, is not what I have come to expect. I think I will enjoy reading more novels by this bright and creative author.
Natalie M. reviewed A Knight in Shining Armor (Montgomery, Bk 16) on
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This book was just o.k. Many people referred to it when I was looking for a book similar to Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander", but this book falls far short of expectations. The dialogue was laughable at points, the characters are shallow, and I just could not get used to the heroine's far too masculine name- "Dougless", and her constant jealousy and whining really got on my nerves. I found the ending unsatisfying as well.
I fell in love with this book!! It has to be one of my all time favourites.
It was a really fast read because you could not turn the pages fast enough to keep up with the story. I stayed up all night to finish it and was not disappointed.
I look forward to reading even more by Jude Deveraux.
Dougless Montgomery, left behind in an English church, encounters Nicholas, a 16th century knight, now she will learn the true meaning of love? Life? Follow the path the present uses to catch up the past.
Patricia E. reviewed A Knight in Shining Armor (Montgomery, Bk 16) on
This was one of my most favorite romance stories of all. There is a bit of time travel involved and it is also very funny at times. I loved both the heroine and the hero. It is such a lovely story and it has a really neat twist at the end. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story with some romance thrown in. It's definitely a 4 star.
This is one that will always have a place on my bookshelf. It is a wonderful time travel romance that really makes you believe that such things are possible. If you believe, or just love the concept, that love will find you no matter what, then this book is for you. I highly recommend it.
Once upon a time as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress...
A thrilling romantic tale of a modern Dougless Montgomery, left along and brokenhearted in an English church, and the sixteenth-centry hero who carries her heart away. A Knight in Shining Armor is a story for all time, and for anyone who believes in the power of love.
This is an early entry into the time travel romance category and a very good one. The heroine, from modern times is very much a sad sack kind of character and it's a bit unbelievable that any woman would allow theirself to be so put upon by others but..... the time travel and romance aspects of the story really shine once it gets going. I read it many years ago and then re-read it recently and enjoyed it quite a lot.
Very cute story! Dougless starts off as a timid and bullied woman going on a small vacation with her boyfriend and his spoiled rotten daughter. She then finds herself helping a man that has come from the past. He doesn't understand and she helps him to find his way back to his own time. Along they way they try to discover why they have such a bond and feel as though they've known each other for centuries. The story takes a surprising twist and Dougless finds herself going back in time into a flithy and repulsive town where her knight was from. They are lost to each other.............will they find their way back together and how can they love when they are from such different times?
Absolutely the best book ever written by Jude Deveraux. The plot is awesome. A lot of research had to go in to this book because of the details she writes about in the midevil period...just a really great book.
Once upon a time...
a fair maiden lay weeping up on cold tombstone, her heartflet desier was suddenly made reall before her: tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress..
Dougless Montgomery, left alone and brokenhearted in an English church, and the sixteenth-centruy hero who is pulled from time to carry her heart away.