Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 2
To the world, Jacqueline is dead. When her father kills her twin in a joust, she claims her brother’s identity to see revenge. Worried at being discovered and taking tentative steps out into the world again, it never occurs to her that she may meet the one man who can make her wish she was still alive.
Sir Terric Aubrey, a landless knight, works the tournament circuit hoping to make enough money to buy land. He hasn’t thought much beyond his next win. He certainly doesn’t expect to find the woman he wants for his wife facing him across the jousting field.
Jacqueline takes her twin brother William’s place as a knight in the jousts to take revenge on the man who killed him. The same man who abandoned her mother when she and her twin were babies, returning only to foist an arranged marriage on the both of them. Her father. She doesn’t expect to fall so heavily for one of her opponents.
Terric knows there is something different about the knight facing him. Sir William is too slight and worryingly attractive. Either there is something wrong with him, or with ‘Sir William’. Once he finds out the truth, he does all he can to help Jacqueline succeed in her quest for vengeance.
Set in England in the 1300’s, Ms Chenery’s enchanting tale is full of knights, jousts and a fiesty woman who stops at nothing to get her own way in a man’s world. Women’s lib takes on a whole new perspective in the 1300’s, where short hair and anything other than a gown is frowned upon. The detailed descriptions immerse the reader totally in the colours and vibrancy of a past which springs to life, where knights fight for valour, honour and true love.
4 1/2 Tea Cups!