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The Love Knot

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Spring, 1297. Recently widowed Joanna of Acre, loving daughter of Edward I, is pleased at her father's unexpected visit. But Edward has heard a rumour of an inappropriate friendship between Joanna, still officially in widow's weeds, and penniless commoner Ralph Monthermer. Edward, believing he has proof of a clandestine affair, immures Joanna in a nunnery and imprisons ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 6th 2000 by Headline (first published 1999)
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Aneca
Mar 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
The Love Knot is the story of Joanna of Acre and Ralph de Monthermer, or at least a small part of their story told in the form of letters between them and between the King of England and the man he sent to investigate whether Ralph could be the murderer of Joanna's first husband, Gilbert de Clare. Joanna had been widowed only a short time before starting a relationship with Monthermer and it is known that they secretly wed while Joanna's father was busy arranging another match for her.

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Christina Yorke
Apr 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Not my usual choice of book, but it was somewhat interesting. I don't enjoy romances but this was more like a tale of love than a romance. I particularly enjoyed the old nuns and the witch. Great characters full of sass.
Mona Randall
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Such a great read. Recommended for historical fiction lovers.
Lynne
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
The author told her version of what might have happened during Lady Joanna and Sir Ralph Monthermer's love affair through a series of letters supposedly written between and among the main characters. This technique, along with the introduction of information collected by the royal clerk during his investigation of what really happened on the night of Earl Gilbert's death, Lady Joanna's husband, added suspense and induced the reader to keep reading. The royal clerk, Henry Trokelowe, reminded me ...more
Laura
May 25, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Tanzanite
Just arrived from Israel through BM.

This is the story about Joanna of Acre, daughter of King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castille. During her marriage with Gilbert de Clare, Earls of Gloucester, she falls in love with Ralph de Monthermer. In order to avoid this love affair, Edward I send Joanna to be kept in a nunnery and send Ralph in prison to the Bristol Castle. Even so, the lovers managed to exchange letters which were written in code. In the meantime, Henry Trokelowe is send by the
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Tanzanite
May 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
The secret love story between Edward I's daughter Joanna and a humble knight, Ralph Monthermer, is told in a series of letters between the pair as well as letters from the clerk sent by the king to investigate what's been going on. For more, see http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/200...
Beverley Turnquest
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Soft and beautifully penned with a well developed storyline
Schrodingers Woofer
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
The author does a fantastic job of portraying Edward I as the scheming bastard he so obviously was. Great read.
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