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The Knave and the Maiden
Blythe Gifford
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The Knave and the Maiden

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Mercenary knight Sir Garren owed much to William, Earl of Readington: his sword, his horse, even his very knighthood. And in return Garren had saved the earl's life in the Holy Land. Yet when his liege lord fell gravely ill upon their return home, Garren knew he must save his friend once more, whatever the
ebook, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Harlequin Special Releases (first published January 1st 2004)
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Sarah Anderson
I know that religion was a key facet of life during the time this novel is set, but it really came off as kind of preachy. The heroine, Neeca, struggles with one of Gifford's familiar themes - how, during a time when sex was a sin unless it produced a baby, God could give us the power to feel such love and joy - but because she was raised in a nunnery, the struggles over God's will were more omnipresent than in The Harlot's Daughter or even Innocence Unveiled. And I'm not the target market for t ...more
Ana T.
Once in a while I like to read a medieval story. Most of the medievals being published nowadays are quite forgettable but this one has a very interesting aspect that makes it stand out. It deals with the influence of religion in the everyday life of the common people.

Most of the story is set during a pilgrimage. Different people get together for different reasons to travel to the Shrine of the Blessed Larina. Some have religious motives, others less so. Among them is Dominica a young woman who
Sharal Hunter
A struggle to read; held very little appeal.
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After many years in public relations, advertising, and marketing, Blythe Gifford started writing seriously after a corporate layoff. Ten years and one layoff later, she became an overnight success when she sold her Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist manuscript to Harlequin.
She has since written medieval romances featuring characters born on the wrong side of the royal blanket. Now,
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