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A Knight's Persuasion (Knight's Series Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Kean
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When Edouard de Lanceau, son of Moydenshire's great Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau, finds an unconscious wounded woman lying in a river, he's shocked to recognize Lady Juliana de Greyne, to whom he was once almost betrothed. The previous year, his bet with a friend to win her kiss went awry, and the commitment to her never proceeded. When Juliana's sister deceived him into betrothing her instead, Edouard became honor-bound to wed her; yet he still desires Juliana. Taking her in his arms, he vows to discover who would want her dead—and why.

While riding to an important meeting on behalf of his ill father, Edouard must face Lord Geoffrey's enemies, who have returned to Moydenshire to destroy him. Taken prisoner and chained in a tower, Edouard must fight not only for his life but for Juliana's as well. When Juliana wakes, she has no memory of who she is or what happened to her. She only knows she's captive in a chamber alongside a man in chains who insists he knows her.

For reasons unknown, her feelings for this stranger run strong. Were they once lovers, or is he a cold-blooded killer? Determined to regain her memories and know the truth, Lady Juliana discovers that nothing can vanquish love or the power of a knight's persuasion.

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A promising match turns into a bitter misunderstanding when young Edouard de Lanceau makes a bet to steal a kiss from Juliana de Greyne, his potential betrothed, and is forced to confess his actions were a ruse. Years later, though more tender feelings still lie beneath the surface, fate conspires to keep them apart when Edouard is tricked into a betrothal by Juliana’s sister Nara. However, when Juliana is attacked and loses her memory, Edouard finds her still alive, and dares to hope at a chance to make amends. Kean continues the sword-wielding adventures first told in A Knight’s Vengeance (2006) and A Knight’s Temptation (2009), delivering more of her winning brand of medieval lore kissed with Hollywood drama, and complete with the return of the diabolically over-the-top Veronique. Readers will root for the intrepid couple, and take with them a warm feeling at the conclusion of this sweet romance. --Nina C. Davis


"Kissed with Hollywood drama, and complete with the return of the diabolically over-the-top Veronique."  —Booklist

"Award-winning tradition with a strong love story replete with multifaceted characters that bring the pages to life. She captures the spirit of the era with a fast-moving plot and exquisite, flowing prose."  —Romantic Times Book Reviews

"Filled with rich characters . . . It will keep you riveted and not let go."  —Escape Between the Pages

"Filled with intense emotions, great dialogues, and enduring characters."  —CK2s Kwips and Kritiques

"The story line hooks the audience with the opening wager."  —The Romantic Post

"The reader will enjoy this stirring adventure, superb characters, and enticing heroes. Ms. Kean continues to snag the reader with her fast-paced tales of heroic knights. 4 ½ stars."  —Affaire de Coeur

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Lost in This Book July 3, 2010
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A damsel in distress and a rogue who isn't quite what he seems. This is the story of A Knight's Persuasion.

I'm normally not much into historicals because I like stories with a spicy angle. This story goes against the grain for me in a good way. Catherine Kean's method of storytelling drew me in immediately, making me want to know what was going to happen next. I started A Knight's Persuasion and in a matter of hours, had it finished, not wanting it to end. Ms. Kean writes in such a fashion that I felt like I was right there next to Edouard and Juliana.

Edouard isn't the man he seems and it's a great change of pace. I liked Juliana's pluck. There is a sizzle of unspoken passion between them, even early on that I wanted to see work out. I found myself rooting for them over and over.

But just when I thought I had the story figured out, Ms. Kean threw in a curveball that kept me on my toes. The subplot is complicated, but makes the tale rich. I loved that Edouard's family couldn't make things easy for him and Juliana, making both characters relatable. The antagonist, though mean and nasty, enriches the plot, making me want to read more.

If you want a story that will stay with you long after the last page and characters that feel like your friends, then you need to read A Knight's Persuasion.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Knight's Persuasion (Kean) October 26, 2012
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This is a full length, very exciting, sometimes funny, medieval romance. There are no sex scenes, but lots of passion and a few lustful thoughts!
Edouard is on a mission for his father, when he rescues an unconscious Juliana from an icy grave. Once upon a time, they were expected to marry, but he was trapped into a betrothal to her scheming sister, Nasty Nara.
Juliana awakens to find herself a prisoner, locked in a strange castle, alongside a chained Edouard. However, she has lost her memory and doesn't know if he is friend or foe!
This is the 4th book in the "Knight's Series", and I've loved each one of them! They can be read as stand alones, because the author does a great job giving enough of a background without boring us to death, but you should start with the first to get the full impact of the characters, especially the wonderfully wicked Veronique. The men are sinfully handsome, the women are beautiful and strong, and the villains are so... villainy!
These stories are very well written, and captured my attention from start to finish, all at a great price. I'm so looking forward to Book 5. I knew I liked that boy!
The "Knight's Series":
A Knight's Vengeance
A Knight's Reward
A Knight's Temptation
A Knight's Persuasion
Also recommend from Catherine,
My Lady's Treasure and Dance of Desire - Full length, very exciting, little sexy, medieval romance.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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A Knight's Persuasion by Catherine Kean
Medieval Historical Romance - May 1, 2010
5 Stars

A Knight's Persuasion is the forth book in Catherine Kean's Knight Series about medieval knights and the ladies that they fall for.

A Knight's Persuasion tells the story of Edouard de Lanceau son of Moydenshire's great Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau who while riding to an important meeting on behalf of his ill father, finds an unconscious woman lying in the river. He is shocked to discover its Lady Juliana de Greyne, the woman he was once almost betrothed to. Despite an unfortunate incident that put an end to any betrothal between the two families, he has never forgotten Lady Juliana. After finding her, he is compelled to protect her when they both are put in danger. His father's enemies will do anything to destroy them and Edouard vows that he will do anything needed to protect Lady Juliana. The story includes a very interesting subplot involving Edouard's father and his enemies led by a woman who was once his mistress but who now seeks to destroy him and all he holds dear.

Catherine Kean does a fabulous job of creating characters with an interesting and remarkable past which makes them fascinating to read about. Edouard and Lady Juliana are both characters that are both very attractive characters in heir own, but become even more compelling as they are forced together and must rely on each other for their very lives. I really liked how both Edouard and Lady Juliana experienced normal failures that made them more human and appealing to read. Edouard is someone I could easily relate to. I also enjoyed the subplot stories that involve Edouard's father's enemies. These characters definitely had a past which made their lives a rich and multi-layered read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very engaging, detailed, & emotional! June 16, 2013
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A great, page turning swashbuckling book. Full of romance , chivalry, honor and action, this book has great scenes, realistic characters, and venomous traitors. Very enjoyable read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bloated June 10, 2013
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What could have been a really good story of medieval intrigue was ruined by excessive padding and frustrating, repetitiveness. The author, Catherine Kean introduced an intriguing villainess, Veronique. However, the author so muddied the story with the feint and parry, back and forth between the main characters Edouard and Julianna, that I began to root for her rather than the main characters. It was one scene after another of 'she loves me, she loves me not; I want to kiss her, but I must not.' I must have read that scene in all if its not-terribly-original iterations a dozen or more times throughout. It just got old, boring and aggravating after the first 4 or 5 times.

The only reason that this gets 3 instead of 1 star is because of the villainess and her son Tye; they were reasonably intriguing. I understand that there is going to be another book in the Knight's series that will focus on Tye's story. If I can steel myself to wade through the author's propensity for padding her stories I might read it.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have not read some of the other books in this series, but I will be purchasing them. Read more
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Wonderful book as we're the previous three. Will be looking for the next book in the series. Hopefully there will be more.
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Catherine Kean is a terrific author. She puts you right into the period and her characterizations are amazing. She never fails!
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5 stars. I love this series. The characters are so well written. Great romance, great adventure, great examples of humanity. so good. x
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Catherine Kean has always loved tales of heroic knights and stubborn damsels. She penned her first novella at age twelve and her first full-length manuscript at sixteen. After completing a B.A., double major (first class), in English and History from the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, she was accepted into the post-graduate Works of Art Course run by Sotheby's auctioneers in London, England, where she studied centuries of history, antiques, and fine art. She worked in Canada for several years as an antique and fine art appraiser.

Her debut medieval historical romance, Dance of Desire, was the launch title of Medallion Press's Sapphire Jewel Imprint. Dance of Desire won two Reviewer's Choice Awards, Best Medieval in industry review magazine Affaire de Coeur's 2006 Reader-Writers' Poll, and finaled in four contests for published romance novelists.

Her other medieval romances have also garnered accolades. Among them, My Lady's Treasure won the historical category of the 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest and finaled in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. A Knight's Reward was a 2008 National Readers' Choice Awards finalist.

Catherine also writes contemporary romances under the pseudonym Cate Lord.

Busy working on her next novel, Catherine lives in Central Florida with her husband, daughter, and a spoiled rescue kitty. For excerpts and more book details, visit Catherine's website at

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