"Great medieval tale"
The Abbess of the Brides of Virtue Convent prays to God
that she does not kill novice Sister Eloise, whose good
intentions seems to always lead to hell. Following the
latest Eloise debacle, the Earl of Whitmore, Peril arrives
with armed men to announce he seeks a virtuous wife. The
Abbess comes up with a devilish plan to have Eloise
accompany the Earl back to his home in order to judge his
merit and piety as husband material for one of the wards.
At his impoverished estate, Eloise believes she can
make things right, but every suggestion is met with either
opposition or is outright killed. As Eloise and Peril
argue, the Abbess' prayers seem answered as they begin to
fall in love. Still, will she give up her strategic goal
of becoming an abbess in order to be the virtuous bride
that overcomes the land's curse?
THE HUSBAND TEST is a very amusing medieval romance
that throws away the sub-genre's book by making Eloise such
an average human being. The story line is humorous,
descriptive, and down right entertaining as the lead couple
squabbles over everything including love. Best selling
Betina Krahn shows her incredible skills with this top rate
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 10, 2001