From Library Journal
Returning to the 13th century during the treacherous reign of King John, Canham completes her "Robin Hood" trilogy (e.g., In the Shadow of Midnight, Dell 1994) with the tale of Robin Wardieu d'Amboise's sister, the fiery archer Brenna, and mysterious mercenary Griffyn Renaud de Verdelay. The action sweeps from Normandy to Sherwood as they fight to protect the legitimate heir to the English throne and end up discovering a surprising secret that changes the direction of England forever. Although the penchant of the villains for sadistic sexual torture may offend some and the beautifully done historical detail and description occasionally slows the pace of the story, fans of both the Robin Hood legend and of medieval tales of derring-do will like this one. Canham lives near Toronto, Canada.
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"Canham at her best...No one tells a swashbuckling tale like she does. The pages snap with witty dialogue and rich, detailed description."
--Affaire de Coeur
"[A] Tempestuous, adventurous and rip-roaring high seas adventure...Marsha Canham ensures herself a place as queen of romantic adventure."
--Romantic TimesStraight for the Heart
"Straight for the Heart
goes straight to the reader's heart with its winning combination of an absorbing romance and fascinating characters. Marsha Canham has another winner with this dazzling novel that readers will savor."
"Canham deals out plenty of surprising twists."
--BooklistIn the Shadow of Midnight
"Definitely one of the best novels of the year...Marsha Canham has written a fast-paced, action-packed medieval romance."
--Affaire de Coeur
"Ms. Canham skillfully blends a great deal of historical detail into this scintillating tale of brave men fighting for justice and the women who share their dreams."