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Beautiful, rich, dark tale of Scottish
Rhoenne, knighted and awarded a fief
at a young age, forces himself now wounded to take another step, and
sighs in relief at the sound of a running water and the beautiful
Celtic maiden Aislynn, known as Lady of the Brook. She might be a
sprightly thing, but her anger is something mighty fierce when this big
sexy knight interrupts her blessing ritual! Feeling his fever, fate
seems to bring him the one person he needs the most, a healer Aislynn.
Aislynn recognizes his nobility, but with his Sassenach clothing and
Norman tongue, this handsome knight can only be one thing --- her enemy!
Rhoenne Guy de Ramhurst, a man of prowess and honor is known as the
Lion, a man of great strength and nobility. Granted his earldom by
Scotland's King David, he must wed whom the king chooses. Like a true
medieval knight in heart, Rhoenne goes to the chapel to give thanks for
the healer and honors a vow as if it were a sacred duty. With a duty to
bring the rebellious Highlanders under rule and control those within
his own castle, Rhoenne brings further trouble on himself when he
brings Aislynn to his home. Her beauty captivates him but also reminds
him of his manhood and the vow he made to keep the family curse at bay.
Aislynn might be able to heal the wound in his leg, but can love heal
Rhoenne and the dark secrets within his heart and soul? Can honor
sometimes come from breaking a vow for something higher than the vow
Although a serf and maiden, Aislynn has a calling as a healer that
cannot be denied. Born with a mark, some call her a witch with the
devil's mark. Can she heal Rhoenne without bringing upon herself
accusations of witchcraft? Although Rhoenne may protect her from
danger, can he protect her from himself? When her dreams warn her of
impending doom, how far will Aislynn go to protect those she loves?
Will Rhoenne and Aislynn survive the darkness within his heart? Can
love truly conquer all, even fate?
A KNIGHT WELL SPENT
takes the reader into the spirit of the Middle Ages with a
heart-stealing hero and heroine. Jackie Ivie will have readers smiling,
in tears and smiling again as Rhoenne and Aislynn's love reveals deeper
and deeper levels of emotion. The author takes the reader to the
heights of passion and darkest depths of despair and back again,
creating a love that has the power to challenge fate and truly heal the
darkest corners of her characters' lives. Jackie Ivie creates a romance
that has the power to cross political and supernatural divides, forever
changing both Aislynn and Rhoenne and the future lives of those around
Suspenseful subplots enhance the main story, making this romance a
thrilling ride from start to finish. The secondary characters of Rosie,
Monteval and others add a richness and depth to this romance, giving
the reader a glimpse into the loyalties, friendships, and subtle
intrigue within a medieval liege lord's household. Jackie Ivie handles
the medieval setting of this romance exquisitely. She uses medieval
terminology, themes and locations precisely in just the right measure
to make the reader to feel the medieval world amidst the emotion and
romance. Medieval lovers will adore her portrayal of the troubled
knight, a classic medieval theme, to which Jackie Ivie adds a unique
richness. Juxtaposing Rhoenne's dark view of fate with Aislynn's Celtic
beliefs, Jackie Ivie brings together two destined lovers whose love
breaks through fate itself! A KNIGHT
WELL SPENT weaves a very fine tale of medieval love indeed!
|Available for sale
October 7, 2008
Scotland 1141. A Norman king's attempt to
rule the Highland clans is
making his favorite knight's job difficult, indeed--and this is before
a woman of mystery lays siege to the warrior's heart...
She lives to
He's a giant of a
man; what's more, he's the enemy. These truths should
be enough to send Aislynn running far and fast from the wounded
stranger in the woods. But he needs her help--and the reward he bestows
changes her forever...
He fights to the
Rhoenne Guy de Ramhurst has been "gifted" with a
fiefdom--and the unenviable task of taming the rebellious Highlanders
that populate it. He also has a castle full of dissidents, led by his
own half brother. Yet these challenges pale in comparision with
attempts to forget the healer who saved his life and captured his
And one love
rules them both...
believes a family curse places any woman he loves in mortal
danger. When Aislynn is abducted by his profligate sibling, Rhoenne
becomes her protector--even as he tries to resist her. But Aislynn has
secrets of her own--and as deception and danger swirl ever closer
around them, the truth may be their only salvation...