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An Honorable Rogue
Silvester is a musician, a lute player who sings the songs of love and
great battles. He travels this way and that and wherever he goes, there
is always a woman to please. Women adore Benedict with his beautiful
voice and his eye for the finer entertainment and poetry in life. What
no one knows is that under the minstrel’s disguise, Ben is a spy, on a
special mission for the Duke of Brittany. Rozenn (Rose) Kerber has
known Ben all her life. Friends that know one another deeply, Rose
wants something else for herself. Full of ambition, Rose won't stand
for an itinerant life and has her hopes set on a stable well-positioned
marriage -- to a knight! When Ben offers to accompany her on a journey
to England to meet Sir Richard, a knight who has offered her a pledge,
she accepts. With Ben, she will be safe. But things are not quite what
Readers can count on
Carol Townend for historical accuracy. Here, she stole my medieval
heart with her mention of the Chanson de Roland and other oral medieval
literature. Carol Townend’s look at the medieval figure of the knight
through the eyes of a minstrel and a deceived lady is a nice play on
the medieval classics. Her references are not only researched but they
just flow from her pen (or keyboard) smoothly as part of the plot. The
beauty of Carol Townend’s description of a first true love second
chance romance (Rose is a widow) captures the innocence of love.
Playful and sensuous, the undressing scene reawakens the senses to
every touch and look. As best childhood friends discovering each other
anew in their hearts and body, Ben and Rose know each other deeply in
ways only friends and lovers can. Divine!
brings a unique, refreshing voice to medieval historical romance
revealing the tender and innocent side of the medieval heart. As Carol
Townend turns her eye to the French side of her Wessex Wedding romance
series, we see her great skill in orchestrating the finest details. Set
in the aftermath of the Norman invasion, the Wessex Wedding series
brings this time period alive in the hearts of her characters. In An
Honorable Rogue, readers now see the world from Brittany with its
politics in flux as rivals compete and alliances change at the blink of
an eye. A journey on horseback to England allows the reader to see the
medieval landscape as well as the landscape of the heart. Together with
the first book of the series The Novice Bride, An Honorable Rogue gives
the reader an intriguing look at this turbulent historical period from
two sides. Carol Townend’s medieval romances just get better and
Carol Townend awakens in
this reader my first true all-encompassing reading love ---- medieval!
On my bookshelves, the Wessex Weddings books have a special place of
Charmed and Seduced!
Benedict Silvester is a rogue and a flirt!
His skill as a musician means he is always traveling…and he charms
women wherever he goes. Yet he is on a special mission: to accompany
Rozenn Kerber to England.
Rose is frustrated with Ben's frivolous
behavior and annoyed that his wicked smile continually occupies
her thoughts, for he can never offer the stability she craves. But on
their travels, Rose begins to suspect that he may have a serious side,
that Ben is more than he appears….
series: Normans and Saxons,
conflict and desire
HIS CAPTIVE LADY
His Captive Lady
An Honorable Rogue
The Novice Bride
Leaves On The Wind
Sapphire In The Snow
The Stone Rose