"The Traveller" by Lynn Kurland. In 1299 near the
Scottish border Sir William vows to rescue the damsel in
the greatest distress though he worries how he will
accomplish that noble deed. In 2001 Manhattan Julianna
worries about losing ten pounds, that is before she travels
back in time so that he can honor his oath while they fall
in love with one another.
"The Minstrel" by Patricia Potter. In 1485, wealthy
Duncan wants someone to love him not his money especially
after his deathbed vow to his mother. He pretends to be a
traveling minstrel. He soon falls in love with Lady
Lynet. However, her father would never accept a troubadour
as a spouse, but if she loves him too, how about a noble?
"The Bachelor Knight" by Deborah Simmons. Sir
Berenger prefers to remain single, but Guenivere reminds
him of his vow forcing the honorable knight to marry her.
Soon he finds a desperate need to gain the love of his wife.
"The Siege" by Glynnis Campbell. The King ordered
Ryance and Hilaire to wed though she opposes the idea.
Ryance soon wonders how to woo a reluctant maiden when he
has placed her castle under siege and is caught underground
with his nay saying betrothed.
All four tales center on a chivalrous knight who scorns
love, but will die for their beloved. Each tale is fun and
exciting, as the Middle Ages in England and Scotland seem
vividly alive in this engaging anthology.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 3, 2001