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Knowing Yourself - A Medieval Romance By Lisa Shea
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Kay is entranced with the possibilities which lie before her. Five handsome, willing men are vying for her hand in marriage. The stakes are ownership of a medieval keep perched on the rocky edge of a... More > stormy ocean. Each man seems more stunning than the last, and it is her choice which will reward the prize. To make the game even more interesting, Kay is disguised as a handmaiden to her sister, Em, so that she might more freely mingle with the suitors. In this way she can learn their strengths and catch them unaware in their most intimate moments. As the threat of border reivers approaches the keep, Kay finds that her pleasurable playtime takes on a far more serious overtone. Knowing who to trust and who to depend on becomes a matter of life and death! All proceeds from sales of Lisa Shea's medieval novels benefit battered women’s shelters.< Less
Ivanhoe a Romance: Classic Historical Fiction By Sir Walter Scott
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In Ivanhoe, Scott skillfully undermines the alienating characteristics of the medieval gothic while taking advantage of its familiarity to and popularity with nineteenth-century audiences. Although... More > containing elements reminiscent of the earlier gothic, such as the corruption and intrigue of religious orders, the madness of Ulrica and the burning alive of Front-de-Beouf in his castle, it also pokes fun at some of the wilder elements of this genre: the resurrected phantom of Athelstane, for instance, turns out to be quite alive and in search of a decent meal. Scott is clear in his rejection of supernatural devices, and rather than the scenes of emotional breakdown and overwhelming passion common in earlier gothics, his characters by and large behave with the rationality and self-control that would have been regarded as admirable by the author’s contemporaries. Throughout the story, Scott attempts to have his characters behave as modernly as they could without ahistoricism.< Less
Romance: A Detailed Study By Human Emotions Study Group
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Romance is the expressive and pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction to another person associated with love. In the context of romantic love relationships, romance usually implies an... More > expression of one's strong romantic love, or one's deep and strong emotional desires to connect with another person intimately. Historically, the term "romance" originates with the medieval ideal of chivalry as set out in its Romance literature.< Less
To Dance in the Glen By Michelle Dalrymple
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The story I would like to submit to you is a story of deceit, betrayal, and redemption. It takes place in the Scottish Highlands just after Robert the Bruce ran the English out of Scotland (a... More > favorite historical period of mine), in the imaginary village of Lochnora. Here we meet the dainty, beautiful Meg, known as Meggie to those who love here. She is set upon while enjoying a private moment in a secluded glen, and who should come to her rescue? The oldest son of the sick and ailing Laird MacLeod. Once he becomes Laird of the clan, he weds Meg, but there are other forces at hand, trying to keep them apart. Only their love for each other can keep them together through the deceit.< Less
To Dance in the Glen By Michelle Dalrymple
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The story I would like to submit to you is a story of deceit, betrayal, and redemption. It takes place in the Scottish Highlands just after Robert the Bruce ran the English out of Scotland (a... More > favorite historical period of mine), in the imaginary village of Lochnora. Here we meet the dainty, beautiful Meg, known as Meggie to those who love here. She is set upon while enjoying a private moment in a secluded glen, and who should come to her rescue? The oldest son of the sick and ailing Laird MacLeod. Once he becomes Laird of the clan, he weds Meg, but there are other forces at hand, trying to keep them apart. Only their love for each other can keep them together through the deceit.< Less
Elizabeth's Quest By Barbara Wilhelm
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Elizabeth Smithfield Holt, Duchess of Bedford, and her husband, Lord Andrew Holt, dedicate a headstone for the father she never knew. Her great uncle storms in. He denounces her, calling her a... More > scheming witch, not the true heir. When Elizabeth attempts to move her mother’s remains to Bedford, the grave is empty. Her mother is her link to the Smithfield legacy. What if she never finds her? Is Elizabeth indeed only a commoner and pretender? Elizabeth’s search becomes a complex quest. A letter from a relative promises to disclose the location of the elusive remains. When Andrew pursues the clue, he goes missing. To find her husband, Elizabeth reclaims her identity as “Sir Quinn.” Using her sword, as well as her wits, she tracks down her enemies. Will this lead her to Andrew? Can she prove her lineage and lay her mother to eternal rest beside her father?< Less
My Lady Elizabeth By Lynda Lampert
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A story of a noblewoman who fights back against her scheming brother. His most faithful knight is in love with her, but his honor keeps him from following his heart. They are all set on a course... More > where hearts and honor collide.< Less
My Lady Elizabeth By Lynda Lampert
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A story of a noblewoman who fights back against her scheming brother. His most faithful knight is in love with her, but his honor keeps him from following his heart. They are all set on a course... More > where hearts and honor collide.< Less
Elizabeth's Knights By Barbara Wilhelm
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In the late 1400’s, the Earl Of Northampton’s privileged yet sheltered son, Lord Andrew Holt, takes on a young protégé, Quinn. Few know that “Quinn” is actually... More > Elizabeth, a runaway indentured servant. The green-eyed commoner and the handsome young lord forge an unshakable friendship—enduring separation, palace politics and the earl’s endless schemes to arrange a “suitable” marriage for his son. As they battle their enemies side by side in mortal combat and fight back the demons of desire from within, their lives are filled with days of courage as they become the knights both aspire to be, and forge a love stronger than steel.< Less
The Night's Dark Shade By Elena Maria Vidal
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Set amid the turmoil of the Albigensian Crusade in thirteenth century France, THE NIGHT'S DARK SHADE tells of heresy versus orthodoxy, and of forbidden love versus fidelity. Heiress of her father's... More > estates in Auvergne, the orphaned Lady Raphaëlle leaves her home to marry a nobleman in a remote castle in the Pyrenees. There she encounters the mysterious Cathar sect who challenge all of her most deeply held beliefs. As she seeks the path of her true calling, she discovers hatred and betrayal, as well as abiding friendship and unexpected love. "From the first page, Vidal draws the reader into a vibrant world of action and emotion. Raphaelle de Miramande is an engaging young heroine, bravely facing physical and moral dangers and dilemmas in search of truth and love. Vidal’s novel captures the spirit of the Middle Ages." ~Stephanie A. Mann, author of SUPREMACY AND SURVIVAL "A harrowing and engrossing journey." ~Catherine Delors, author of MISTRESS OF THE REVOLUTION< Less