"A delightful and winsome romance"
In France, the emissary of English King Edward informs the
Duke of Avalon he still owes ransom if he wants his
freedom. Avalon has nothing to offer until he learns
Edward would accept as tribute virgin daughters with a
dowry to be married off to his men. Avalon informs the
Abbess of the Convent of the Brides of Virtue that he
requires "his" four illegitimate daughters be sent to
England escorted by Sir Hugh of Sennet. The Abbess knows
Avalon has no known daughters, but sees an opportunity for
four of her "throwaway" charges to attain a good life as an
Chloe of Guibray wants to go to England upon learning she
may have family there, but the Abbess wants her to stay
behind. Chloe "kidnaps" the nun who was accompanying the
young women and takes her place. On the journey across
France, the Channel, and England to the monarch's court,
someone tries to stop Hugh from achieving his objective.
Worse to Hugh is he is falling in love with Chloe, who
reciprocates his deep feelings.
Readers will enjoy New York Times best-selling author
Betina Krahn's latest historical romance due to a fine
cast. The story line is fun as an exasperated Hugh
struggles to keep his desire in check protecting the five
women from his horny men and an unknown enemy. Ms. Krahn
passes all the tests, as her audience will appreciate this
delightful medieval tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 24, 2003