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The Knight and the Dove (Kensington Chronicles #4)

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  4,279 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
Lori Wick's bestselling series The Kensington Chronicles (more than 375,000 copies sold) has a fresh, new look sure to please her longtime fans and draw a new generation of readers. Set in the 1800s, this series captures the adventure, wealth, and romance of the British empire.

When the king commands Bracken to marry, high-spirited Megan is chosen to fulfill the edict. Unsk
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ebook, 348 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Harvest House Publishers (first published December 31st 1994)
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Abbey
Sep 28, 2007 Abbey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the Kensington Chronicles books. Very Good.
Sadi
Feb 29, 2008 Sadi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one is my favorite of them all. Megan is an awesome young woman. I do not like her mother. Her sister either. I love how Bracken and Megan fall in love with each other. I love how Bracken rescues her from her sister's evil clutches and lies.Its remarkable how she doesnt envy her sister after that. It is sad when she thinks she loses the baby but she actually doesnt. I love this story. It is awesome.
Sarah Gomulkiewicz
ONE OF FAVORITE BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR
Ashley
Apr 25, 2008 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok i have to say, this book is one of my favs!!!!!! i love it!!! it's funny, sad, romantic!! and adventureous!!
Kayla Schneider
This is one of my favorite books, and I have to read it at least once a year. I love the story that Lori Wick spins. An arranged and loveless marriage. A sister only out for herself. And a bear of a man who falls for his petite, red haired wife in the end. A story of how love can sneak up on you, even when you try to fight it.
Nikki
Apr 18, 2007 Nikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans Of Lori Wick
When the king commands Bracken to marry, high–spirited Megan is chosen to fulfill the edict. Unskilled in the ways of love, Bracken finds Megan captivating, yet cannot seem to voice his feelings until he almost loses her forever.
Tiffany
Dec 22, 2009 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite book in the series. It's a book that I go back to read time and again because I love the love story between Bracken and Megan so very much.
Lydia
Feb 13, 2012 Lydia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I have read this book over again a few times. It is my "go to" book for when I want to read a heartwarming romance and waste away a few hours in a good story.
Kristy
Sep 27, 2011 Kristy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, 2014, 2000
Rating: 6.9/10

Bracken is a strong, proud man with a bit of a temper. Megan is clever and beautiful yet stubborn. Their relationship starts off very rocky and slowly over the book they start to realise how much they care for one another. The book moves very quickly and doesn't get too deep into information. I enjoyed the story but I did think constantly, what is the point of the story? When is the story meant to end? So Bracken and Megan are in love now, what else is there? The climatic point inv
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Judine
Jul 15, 2008 Judine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christian romance fans
This is the best Lori Wick book yet! I love the independend, yet vulnerable, Megan. I love how Bracken makes a point of learning how to be romantic. I adore the fact that they can argue and fight and yet still get through it all with their love for Christ and each other. A must read for all cheesy romance lovers!
Katrina Waggener
One of my favorite books. The themes of love, jealousy, obsession, hatred, power and humility are dealt with in obvious and subtle ways. I learn something from these characters everytime I read this book and I have read it MANY times! God has truly given you a gift Lori Wick!
Nicole De
Jan 12, 2011 Nicole De rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another one of my favorites by Lori Wick!
Kelli
Mar 20, 2012 Kelli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my all time favorite books. Such a sweet romance with all the fun castle and knights to go with it. I've lost count of how many times I have read this book.
Karen Chow
Set during the mid 1500s, this book was a lot different from the first three books in the series. I enjoyed the plot a lot more and the characters were not cliche, which is a nice change from Wick.
Willowy Whisper
Jun 18, 2015 Willowy Whisper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic! Wonderful!
Cathy
Jun 04, 2009 Cathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this one! I looked forward to reading it every time I got a chance! Nice book about love and marriage!
Precious
Sep 16, 2011 Precious rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THis is book is sooooooooooooooooo cool and it taught me a lot about Christianity and other lessons of life. i love it
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Time Period: 1530's
Location: England
Casey Holland
Feb 19, 2017 Casey Holland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story, well written. I love christian historical fiction
Jackie
Mar 15, 2017 Jackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this when my grown children were small HMMMM maybe I will read it again a very good read
English
This book had been sitting on my shelf for a long time- so I thought it was high time to read it. I had seen mixed reviews, and my own were also rather mixed. In many ways, it was a sweet Romance which explored the deeper issues within relationships, such as learning to give and take and a good Christian Story which was not afraid to lay out the gospel and the necessity of repentance and surrender to God.

Perhaps since 1995, when this was first written, there have been a lot of other stories in
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Kathy
Jul 12, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kensington Chronicles #4
The Knight and the Dove (Kensington Chronicles #4) by Lori Wick The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick is by far and away one of my very most favorite books! I have read this book at least 6 times and still laugh and cry every time I read it. If I was ever forced to give up 99% of my books, this book would be in the 1% that I kept.

Technically, this is book #4 of the Kensington Chronicles, but chronologically, it actually takes place first. It is set in the mid-1500s, almost 300 years prior to the first book in the Kensington Chronicle
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Nioniel
Hahahahaha.... ohhhh.... well, there was the Mary Sue character who is just so terrified of her husband to be but pretends to be all tough and fierce because fear is a sin... the husbandtobe guy who is all mean and rough and then becomes a Christian and is all perfect after lots of trial and error... the moment where the Mary Sue has a terrible experience so that her husband loves her even more... the second terrible experience that makes her husband REALLY love her... the stupid "Christian" non ...more
Karissa Harris
Dec 09, 2012 Karissa Harris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Knight and The Dove is a Cinderella story of sorts. It is set in
15th century England, where Megan our heroine a novice to the convent is called away from the abbey to marry a man she has never met by kings decree. Megan is at first horrified and resistant and Sir Bracken her groom also feels uneasy about the arrangements. They live together for a time just to get to know each and mostly they find they don't like each other, but an act of chivalry or 2 end up softening Megan's heart. Bracken
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Susan
I don't think I've ever read a book by Lori Wick that I didn't like. Her books have depth, characters with flaws but potential that they reach for, and fascinating stories. This was no exception. It was a genre I've never seen her tap into, medieval fiction, but she managed it well, even including the King Henry of the time. It was very evangelical, preaching openly the necessity of being saved through Christ, and while I agree with that, it seemed a bit heavy handed to the story sometimes. Don' ...more
Sheero
Jan 03, 2011 Sheero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The storyline and characters were amazing and well-crafted and so believable! I lvoed this book and could not put it down!
The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because of one of her writing styles that irritates me to no end. At the end of a chapter she gives some sort of suspenseful preview of sorts, like "As she said this, she did not know that had she not said it, he would have reacted bla bla bla". Or "He never did sense what was going to come next" and such. I don't know a
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Kirsty Pearce
Aug 26, 2016 Kirsty Pearce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my first introductions to a story set in the 1500s, The Knight and the Dove is a gentle, humorous, intense, sweet, profound and swoon-worthy tale of an often overlooked and scorned young woman with a strong spirit and brave heart, and the courageous, determined and understanding knight who protects her and wins her love. One of my all-time favorites from the pen of Lori Wick, this book takes the reader deep-inside the world of King Henry VIII's England, with it's courtly manners and deadl ...more
Barbara
Jul 27, 2013 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite love stories--will be on my "keeper" shelf to read again. Bracken is heroic, courageous, and compassionate. Megan is sweet, naive, and brave. They are both vulnerable and unsure--and stubborn. Their interaction is entertaining. The varied characters of extended family and friends add to the story. The author is able to interweave an explanation for salvation thru Jesus Christ without overpowering the storyline and enables the reader to identify the imperfections of our hero an ...more
Marie Freundl
Apr 19, 2016 Marie Freundl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this recently, though I can't remember the date. This is the last book in this series by this author, the first three are continuation of the the previous books, this one was not. This goes back in time, set before the time of the other books. It is about there ancestors.
The characters, actions were understandable I simply disliked the girl main character ( at least a little) I also kinda disliked the guy main character. They both had a lot of maturing to do, though to be fair they were
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Jeni
Jul 11, 2012 Jeni rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
This is the sort of book that made me stop reading Christian fiction for years (Lisa Samson brought me back.) Filled with romance-novel cliches, I thought it wasn't much worse than any romance novel (mismatched couple, misunderstanding, jealous folk, etc, etc.) But then I came across the line about her "magnificent bosom" followed by prolonged "come to jesus" moments. Add on the not-so-subtle subjugation of women and I was done. This is what I call proselytizing-romance. Nothing's believable. Ev ...more
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Lori Wick is known as one of the most versatile Christian fiction writers on the market today. From pioneer fiction to a series set in Victorian England to a contemporary novel, Lori's books (over 5 million in print) continue to delight readers and top the Christian bestselling fiction list. Lori and her husband, Bob, live in Wisconsin with "the three coolest kids in the world."
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Other Books in the Series

Kensington Chronicles (4 books)
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