Release day: Knight of Her Dreams
Lady Marguerite, Countess of Besancon, is fiercely opposed to King Henry V’s invasion of France. When the Duke of Burgundy offers her a chance to work against the English and avenge the deaths of her father and brothers, she welcomes the opportunity. She doesn’t count on the passion she feels for English knight, Sir Richard of Winchester. Nor does she realise that each firm belief and prejudice she’s held will be seriously challenged.
Sir Richard has sworn an oath of fealty to King Henry V, but disapproves of the carnage and destruction wrought upon Normandy by the English forces. He comes to the aid of Lady Marguerite and is deeply attracted to her. When he discovers she’s a spy, how can he present her to his king for execution. Yet, how can he not?
Alyssa dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Knight of Her Dreams is a stand-alone read, but follows on from the first story in that it is the story of Sir Richard of Winchester (who featured in Knight of Her Heart). I’ve found the research I’ve done on King Henry V very absorbing. It’s the politics of the day which drives the external conflict of the characters in this book, and which really inspired the plot line of the story. Lady Marguerite is a very spirited, somewhat feminist heroine who is completely committed to the course she takes against the English. Falling in love with an English knight completely throws her and causes her all sorts of angst and conflict. Sir Richard has to be a very strong hero to handle her! So, there are loads of passionate encounters as both are very strong-willed and loyal to their kings and countries and each feels committed to their opposing courses of action—to the point that at one stage I thought I’d written Lady Marguerite into a corner and wondered just how I was going to turn the whole situation around!! I hope you enjoy it.
All ARRA members who leave a comment on this blog article will go in the draw to win a paperback of Knight of Her Heart. The giveaway closes on 6 November. (The giveaway is now closed. The winner was Barbara.)