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"A Must-read story with has a little of everything"

In the land of Alanadon, a family with debts "convinces" the only male member to contract a two-year marriage to make enough money to pay off the debts left to them by their parents. Thomas, barely a man and already named the finest warrior in all of Alanadon, has no urge to marry anyone, especially a stranger he feels he's being sold to.

Lady Evelyn of Silvadale is unaccustomed to running an estate. After a rift with her family, she left to pursue a career in the ISB (a government intelligence agency). She was called home to rule after her parents and brother died. Now, to keep her home, she has to produce a bloodline child. After seeing Thomas in battle, she decided that only a man as chivalrous as he was good enough to father her children.

Kidnapped on his way to his own wedding and held for ransom, Thomas finds himself rescued by the lovely Lupa and her band of protectors, educated in the lady he is to marry, and wanting more in life than a temporary marriage. He wants a permanent arrangement like his parents had. Luckily, he finds that Lady Evelyn is just his type (and is just as agreeable to such an arrangement).

A year later, a very pregnant Evelyn is kidnapped in an effort to steal her estate. It's up to Thomas, Martin (Evelyn's right-hand man and another former ISB operative), and Emma (one of Thomas' sisters--an accomplished midwife) to get her back before her child is born and they lose all chance to save Evelyn and the baby.

At this point, the book goes from good to one of the best. The courtship between Thomas and Evelyn is nothing compared to the courtship of Martin and Emma (a woman so mistreated by her former fiancÚ that she has given up on sex, love, and anything having to do with men). Can Martin, long held as a legendary lover, change her mind? And, does he just want a fling or much more from Emma?

The book has a little of everything. It's hysterically funny. The birth scene is a perfect testament to Lady Evelyn. It's touching. The characters are real and engaging. Even the secondary characters have great life stories, especially Lupa's band of vigilantes. It's a definite keeper and a must-read!

Reviewed for PNR Reviews by
Brenna Lyons, Author

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 6, 2003

SUMMARY

"In faraway Alanadon, so long ago
many mythic tales were told.
Of a brother and sister who found their own loves,
Though not as they were dreaming of.
Of evil ones that preyed upon the weak,
Of a lady warrior far from meek.
And of those who would protect with their life,
the Lady who carried another's knife."

A tale of two couples, 'Lady of the Knife' is set in the mythical Kingdom of Alanadon. Lady Evelyn needs a child to keep her estate and picks young Thomas to be the father. Martin, her best friend, has his own ideas of what he wants, namely Thomas's sister, Emma. But evildoers have kidnapped the Lady along with her unborn child. Martin, Emma, and Thomas must ride to her rescue, using every talent they have to discover her location. Will they be able to find her? Will they rescue her before the child is born? And, will Martin finally get Emma's attention?

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Lady of the Knife
by Janet Miller

Zumaya Publications
July 13, 2002
ISBN #1894869796
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