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Feature book: The Knight’s Scarred Maiden

14 March 2018

The Knight’s Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke

Subgenre: Historical romance
Release date: 1 Aug 2017
Publisher: Mills & Boon Historical
Format: ebook / paperback
Length: 225 pages
RRP: A$5.99 / A$9.25

Helissent works at the inn. She is given money to bake some cakes. That money becomes a catalyst for her leaving in the dark of night.

Helissent has been scarred by a fire when she was young. Her family were killed in the fire and after she was healed as much as she could be, she was adopted by inn keepers, who also had a son, Rudd. When the couple die, Rudd takes over and is quite rough in his treatment of Helissent. Then he sells her to some men on the condition he has her first for ‘taking his parents’ love’.

Rhian is a renegade who is trying to keep a low profile. He is on a mission to find the truth to the lie he has been living since he was young. He gives Helissent money to bake some cakes and she takes it seriously when all he was intending to do was give her some extra cash. She gave the money to Rudd. Rhian saves her from Rudd and his friends. He agrees to take Helissent with his band of men to York where he is on a mission. He finds that Helissent makes a very good impression on his men and they turn on him for his treatment of her.

As we know, he doesn’t treat her as he should as he is attracted to her, scars and all. Helissent is somewhat frustrated by his treatment but is often on the forward foot and often surprises Rhian.

It has been a while since I have read a medieval, non-Highlander, story and it was so good to read this one. I liked Helissent’s strength against the world. She was determined to do her best in the world and faced people with her disfigurement so that she held the cards. Naturally, Rhian doesn’t really see her scars as he sees the real Helissent.

Reviewed by Heather

A review copy of this book was provided by the author’s publicist.

  1. Lynette Williams permalink
    15 March 2018 12:53 pm

    I have this book in my kindle——–LynW

  2. 14 March 2018 4:15 pm

    Lovely to read this, Heather! Thank you!

  3. 14 March 2018 2:48 pm

    Sounds really interesting

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