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Lord of Midnight The same rebellion that leaves Clarence of Summerbourne dead also leaves his castle and his daughter, Claire, forfeit to the king s champion Renald de Lisle arrives at the castle gates as a warrior, takes possession of Claire like a conqueror, and sets her heart racing as her lover Amid moonlight and velvet, she becomes his bride atop tangled bedclothes she discovers passion But then she learns Renald s terrible secret and vows revenge against this man she wed, this man she loved with all her heart This one put me off of Jo Beverly.Jo Beverly builds a medieval romance in Lord of Midnight set on the premise that a loving daughter must marry her father s killer Will love win over these over whelming odds Renald de Lisle is King Henry I champion Renald is chosen to fight against Claire s father who has supported a losing cause against Henry I and in favor of his older brother Robert Claire s father believes that Henry is responsible for the death of King William II, who died in a hunting This one put me off of Jo Beverly.Jo Beverly builds a medieval romance in Lord of Midnight set on the premise that a loving daughter must marry her father s killer Will love win over these over whelming odds Renald de Lisle is King Henry I champion Renald is chosen to fight against Claire s father who has supported a losing cause against Henry I and in favor of his older brother Robert Claire s father believes that Henry is responsible for the death of King William II, who died in a hunting accident Despite his friendship with Henry I and his belief that William II was a poor leader, Claire s father is a man who believed strongly in doing what was right He was a man gifted in dreams and story telling He supported Claire in her youthful dreams and artistic skills, something highly unusual for the times Claire is deeply saddened by his death and in the throes of grief hacks her hair off This is the basic weakness of the story and makes it difficult for the reader to feel the pangs of true love Does one forget a loved relative so quickly and can love be lasting that happens so rapidly I found it hard to suspend my doubt to buy into the sincerity of love The same rebellion that left Clarence of Summerbourne dead also left his castle and his daughter, Claire, forfeit to the king s champion Renald de Lisle arrives at the castle gates as a warrior, takes possession of Claire like a conqueror, and sets her heart racing as her lover Amid moonlight and velvet, she becomes his bride atop tangled bedclothes she discovers passion Then she learns Renald s terrible secret and vows revenge against this man she had wed, this man she loves with all her he The same rebellion that left Clarence of Summerbourne dead also left his castle and his daughter, Claire, forfeit to the king s champion Renald de Lisle arrives at the castle gates as a warrior, takes possession of Claire like a conqueror, and sets her heart racing as her lover Amid moonlight and velvet, she becomes his bride atop tangled bedclothes she discovers passion Then she learns Renald s terrible secret and vows revenge against this man she had wed, this man she loves with all her heart.This was just ehhh it was good but nothing that really stood out noting really that special or note worthy the first book in this series was much better Clearly not a favorite medieval romance the characters were insipid and flatly drawn, and I really didn t care one whit if our hero and heroine got it on And the book started with a sword through the chest and ended with a beheading Not that this is necessarily bad, as I am quite okay with violence, but it seemed as if the author herself didn t really seem to care for her main characters either Pass on this. I LOVE Jo Beverly books She has a way of writing that just sucks the reader in and I dare you to try and put her books down once you start them This was the first of her books I read She has become an addiction of mine.

  • ebook
  • 384 pages
  • Lord of Midnight
  • Jo Beverley
  • 09 January 2019
  • 1101554827

About the Author: Jo Beverley

Mary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK At the age of eleven she went to an all girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her future husband, Ken Beverley After graduation, they married on June 24, 1971 She quickly attained a position as a youth employment officer until 1976, working first in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, and then in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.In 1976, her scientist husband was invited to do post doctoral research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada When her professional qualifications proved not to be usable in the Canadian labour market, she raised their two sons and started to write her first romances.Moved to Ottawa, in 1985 she became a founding member of the Ottawa Romance Writers Association, that her nurturing community for the next twelve years The same year, she completed a regency romance, but it was promptly rejected by a number of publishers, and she settledearnestly to learning the craft In 1988, it sold to Walker, and was published as Lord Wraybourne s Betrothed She regularly appears on bestseller lists including the USA Today overall bestseller list, the New York Times, and and the Publishers Weekly list She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Golden Leaf, the Award of Excellence, the National Readers Choice, and a two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times She is also a five time winner of the RITA, the top award of the Romance Writers Of America, and a member of their Hall of Fame and Honor Roll.Jo Beverley passed away on May 23, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.


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