Chrissie Hayward, a fashion editor and photographer for La
Syle, is sent to a medieval event in upstate New York.
Chrissie and Kat Jones, her associate, are going to
research how medieval fashion has influenced the latest
styles. Chrissie and Kat become separated. Chrissie
receives a strange phone call from Kat stating she's stuck
in the future. Chrissie is convinced she's been out in
the sun too long.
As Chrissie was asked by Kat, she visits the gypsy
fortuneteller. Chrissie asks her to cast a spell to bring
Kat back home. Instead of complying, the gypsy tells
Chrissie she is sending her back in time to obtain the
blood of Christ from the Holy Grail. Chrissie doesn't
believe a word the gypsy is telling her until she finds
herself in Sherwood Forest when King Richard is still
being held for ransom in Austria.
Chrissie makes the best of the situation. She's thrilled
to come face to face with the notorious Robin of Locksley,
until she realizes he isn't even remotely similar to the
hero of the many popular Robin Hood stories.
Masquerading as a boy, Chrissie is determined to shape
Robin into the man he was meant to be.
Ms. Mancusi's Robin Hood tale at times had me in stitches
with the hilarious banter and antics that take place. Her
heroine is a strong take-charge woman who cleverly urges
Robin and his Merry Men to be all they can be. The hero
is strong and honorable, very likable. Chrissie only
needs to guide Robin to see what he can be. I highly
recommend this delightful tale!
Michelle Nutt, author
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted July 9, 2007