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The Lady Doth Protest (Leisure Historical Romance) Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 2005

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Product Details

  • Series: Leisure Historical Romance
  • Mass Market Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Leisure Books (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0843953926
  • ISBN-13: 978-0843953923
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,669,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By M. Rondeau VINE VOICE on March 18, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Lady Megge was tired of being treated and bartered off as no more than a prize as a political favor for the King. Betrothed eight times since the age of nine, she'd been married and widowed three times and was yet still a virgin. Hearing that King Edward was again looking to find her a husband Megge felt she'd been docile enough and was bound and determined to finally take control of her own destiny.

By convincing the woman in Flete Castle, where she was the ward of Lord Humphrey, that they too had the right to demand more for themselves she convinced them to join with her in retaking her inheritance of Castle Rising. Megge explained that they could all have what they most fervently desired by withholding sexual favors and forcing their men folk to take notice. Even though still a virgin, she'd seen and heard enough to know that this alone could drive a man to his knees if they were not relived often enough.

King Edward sent his most formidable knight Sir Olyver to lay down a siege at the castle gates. Castle Rising was supposedly an unassailable fortress, but it would take Olyver more cunning than he'd learnt during his war campaigns to assail the beautiful and intelligent mistress who had already captured his heart!

*** This was a truly imaginative tale by a new author whom I plan to watch carefully. It was well written with witty dialogs and wonderfully crafted secondary characters featuring some really lovely relationships between the women as well as the main protagonists that were all quite endearing. You won't find a huge amount of explicit sex scenes but instead a lot of implied sexual activity that tends to get quite humorous. The negotiating correspondence that was written, along with the additional insinuated comments, were enormously funny and I found myself chuckling quite a bit in Klassels latest romp thru the middle ages. --- Marilyn, for [...] ---
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rexy on March 25, 2005
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This woman is quickly becoming my favorite writer! This is a rich, sensual and fun romp; the historical details are dead-on and really take you to another time and place. I like the women in Klassels' books. The men are manly, but the women are not simpering wimps, which is what usually turns me off. And there's a lot of humor too. Highly recommended.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on February 26, 2005
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King Edward's ward Lady Margaret de Languetot is tired of constantly being betrothed, but remaining a virgin as her eight suitors died before they reached the bedroom. Sick of the warring of men and wanting to finally gain control of her life and wealth, Lady Megge decides to rally the females from aristocrat to servant in a velvet siege and revolt at Castle Rising. The battle plan is simple no more sex until their demands are met.

King Edward sends his strongest knight Sir Olyver of Mannyngs, known as the Scourge of the Saracen and considered by many as a "Limb of Hell" to retake the castle from the feminist revolutionaries. Olyver obtains a pledge from his liege that when he succeeds in ending the revolt, he will be Megge's ninth and last groom for he plans to share her bed for decades (avoid that curse word lifetime as that has proven short for Megge's wannabe spouses).

This magnificent medieval version of the Greek classic Lysistrata stars a terrific heroine who is tired of being a GIRL ON THE RUN to her next selected soon to be dead husband. The ferocious warrior Olyver is her perfect counterpoint as he finds boudoir battles much more difficult than the Crusades. Olyver admires Megge's courage, pluck, and strategy knowing that SHE WHO LAUGHS LAST will be his forever beloved. Fabulously amusing historical romance with that delightful ancient Greek third leg twist.

Harriet Klausner
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AK on August 16, 2005
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Nine betrothals and three dead husbands in her young life have made Lady Megge a bit tired of the whole courtship process. Before she can be tied to yet one more man she neither knows nor wants, she decides to take counter measures. All the women of Castle Rising go on strike, no sex until the men agree to their terms. The desperate men turn to Sir Olyver, who happens to be the next man chosen for Megge, though she does not know this, to end the siege and get their women back. The only way to penetrate an impenetrable castle, it would seem, would be to get through to Megge's heart. This is no mean feat. Megge is every bit as intelligent and determined as any man, with paragons such as Eleanor of Aquatane and Boudecia as her ideals.

*** Told in the manner of a classic Richard Burton or Katherine Hepburn movie, this quick witted page turner will keep you laughing until the end. ***

Amanda Killgore, Freelance Reviewer.
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