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Heart of a Knight by [Samuel, Barbara]
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Length: 368 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Lady Elizabeth D'Auvers returns to her beloved home, Woodell Castle, after a self-imposed exile to save herself and her stepchildren from the plague sweeping Britain. Afraid that she will find death and ruin, she is relieved to discover that her castlefolk and lands have thrived in her absence due to the presence of Lord Thomas of Roxburgh. Lord Thomas's great physical size is equaled only by the size of his heart, and his kindness and care for her people earn him the Lady's gratitude. But Elizabeth soon feels much more for Thomas than gratefulness, for desire and passion draw her to the dark, mysterious knight. Thomas, too, is powerfully attracted to the beautiful Lady, but the secrets he keeps may destroy their chance at happiness and bring about his own death. A fast-paced plot and well-drawn characters make Heart of a Knight an enjoyable read. --Lois Faye Dyer

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  • File Size: 2827 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Amazon.com (September 7, 2010)
  • Publication Date: September 7, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00428LB1I
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A lot of other individuals gave detailed descriptions- So I will get to the point of my review. While others found the dialog insipid, I really enjoyed this story for its flirty interplay between the main characters: Thomas and Elizabeth. I enjoy sexual tension in a story more so than reading about the actual act, the getting to the bedroom is the fun part. Ms. Samuel delivered this tension in a very clever way while at the same time giving us great character development and growth. Thomas made a great hero- I appreciated that he was not totally perfect (although darn close) and not some type of womanizer. I also appreciated that Elizabeth was not bratty or churlish- which seems to be popular in romances lately- a strong willed woman who was allowed to be both feminine and strong. I enjoyed the historical time period; the author did a good job of giving us a believable glimpse of the medieval world without going into great detail.

There were definitely some parts where I felt that there needed to be less dialog and more action- in that I agree with some of the negative reviews, more outside conflict rather than all the termoil over duty and honor between our protagonists would have been helpful, but over all the book was well executed, the characters fantastically portrayed, with more than a satisfactory ending.
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Barbara Samuel has captured the magic of 14th century love and life with wonderful accuracy. When the widowed Lady Elizabeth returns from exile she discovers a mysterious but captivating knight guarding her lands and her people.
The mystery deepens as she comes to know this gentle knight, Dark Thomas, as he is called by the common folk. Although sometimes awkward in his actions, his heart is as great as his size. But Elizabeth soon questions her feelings and discovers that she does not like the answers.
Set in the dynamics of rural England, this story takes on a life that thrusts the reader into the simplistic yet terribly complicated medieval age...when the word of a king has the power over life and death, and the tenements of caste govern all. Journey with two people as they discover their love and struggle for happiness under the harsh rule of their "social" age.
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This was my first Kindle Fire book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though it's really a romance-type novel and I'm not a particulary romantic type of guy. Barbara Samuel kept it moving with action, the intrigue of intimate encounters and sex, and captured the fact that while outwardly men are largely misunderstood, inside they have a big and caring heart.

The only two disappointments I had in this entire book were towards the end. The final battle to gain knighthood (and live), was quite abbreviated when it came to fighting his two main foes, and the sex scene between the young beautiful neice and her new husband had a great buildup but was also quite abbreviated and lacking in detail. I felt like the author was trying to rush to get to the end of the story, or maybe I was just wanting more action and sex before finishing!

Otherwise, I still highly recommend this book, especially to guys who want to read something different and still enjoy it immensely...don't be afraid of it, and you might even score a few points with the opposite sex if you share it with her, or become more amorous as a result!!
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Lyssa has fled her castle and her village because, as a cousin to the King of England, she had a duty to survive the plague. She comes back after a long absence to discover that the villagers did not in fact die from the plague but had been in danger of being killed by thieves until Lord Thomas, a errant knight, came upon the castle and defended the village.

It takes forever to get to a point where things start happening. There's a lot of discussion about how big Tom is, what his hair looks like, how he is built etc. We learn that Lyssa likes to weave. Endless time is spend on her weaving ability, how soothing she finds it, what her weaving looks like, the color she uses, the tapestry she is working on and the ones she made before. Lyssa has a stepdaughter, Isobel, who is young and vain. Again, it is repeated many many times, shown in different ways, ad nauseam. The concept of duty is mentioned every other page. So is Lyssa dislike of the wedded state.

When some part of a plot is repeated more than twice, it slows the story-line almost to an halt and makes the whole thing boring. The plot gathers speed at it goes along and the last half is more vibrant and interesting. I quite enjoyed the fun and conversations between the women and believe that in those times, it might have been more crude and bawdy that the author depicted.
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With a little editing, this book would easily be a five. First of all, the tension often held so long and came so closely on top of the last, I had to get up and walk away from it to give myself a break. Next, the love scenes were much too explicit. I would have been happier with less of the juicy details, because they left me feeling almost dirty. However, the story-line was enthralling, and the characters were rich and believable. Despite the fact it was hard to put down for long, if I had it to do over, I would not read it.
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