Once upon a time...
...as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress....
A Knight in Shining Armor
Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, Jude Deveraux's dazzling best seller "will capture your heart - and hold it" (Daily Herald, Chicago) with its breathtaking tale of lovely Dougless Montgomery; her savior knight, Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck; and the timeless adventure of passion and memory, danger and desire that sweeps them into each other's arms.
©2012 Jude Deveraux (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc
"A glorious love story that spans centuries, worlds, and souls.... A Knight in Shining Armor will capture your heart - and hold it. (Chicago Daily Herald)
"Rare and simply delightful...poignant, sensual.... This unique story will capture your heart, make you laugh, cry, and wish this could come true." (Romantic Times)
"A well-plotted book with a very attractive hero and a lot of charm." (The Washington Post)
This is one of my favorite time travel romance books- better every time I read/listen to it- such a winner-
annoying... I remember reading this book when I was a teenager and I absolutely loved it. It was romantic and I truly enjoyed the time travel aspect of it.
However, revisiting this book in my late twenties I can't find anything relatable about the main character Douglass. Call it growing up and coming into my own but I found Douglass to be frustrating to no end. This woman cries way too much to be believable. She spends a lot of time being trampled on and crying about it. I wanted her to have some backbone and to stop falling apart emotionally every time things didn't go her way or someone said something out of the way to her. I'm surprised the woman wasn't dehydrated by the end of the book with the amount of crying she did.
Additionally, it is a little dated for the modern reader/listener which was a little bit of a turn off but overall I enjoyed the actual plot of the book. If you can get past the weak "onion eyed" heroine then by all means, but I can't say I'd recommend this book for anyone who is easily annoyed by an overly sensitive leading lady who doesn't seem to overcome her crying until...wait she never over comes it, nevermind.
The narrator was great, voice was calm and I felt connected to the story. This book was amazing and beyond what I was expecting. I love romance and time travel too. This book will be in my top 10 of all time... I think I'm going to read it again!!
Very nearly. Will definitely find out more before I purchase any other book.
The main character
I found this book title on a list of the 10 best historical romances, a list that included Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice! I immediately bought the audio book and found upon listening that I had read the book before. I loved Steve West's performance. It made a book that I slightly remembered into one that I will not forget. It WAS a fantastic story!
Absolutely, it is great, interesting story, great reader
Keeps you entertained, Ms Deveraux's books can be a little too long but this one in particular just keeps you glued to the story
All of them where the two main characters are trying to get to know each other but don't say all that's on their mind
Yes but that's impossible, toooooo long
Clear voice, good dramatization.
All of it does in different ways. The story is very real, one that so many of us can relate to. But the ending is the clincher.
Had read this book years ago and saw it on audible and wanted to revisit it. What a fantastic story. Good escape, lots of laughs, but the content is substantial. Five stars Deveraux!
I love history and Romance. Reading is a passion of mine and I work so much that now I can blend my passion and work at the same time!
Yes - Because I think every woman can relate to heart break and wanting that guy that sweeps you off your feet.-
This book made me want to read more of her other books!
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