In her hardcover debut, Deveraux (The Taming) offers an imaginative romantic historical fantasy, whose virtue of unpredictabiity is undermined by plodding. By Jude Deveraux, , Time-Travel Romance Back when A Knight in Shining Armor first came out in hardcover, I bought it read it, love it. Knight in Shining Armor Jude Deveraux. A COUPLE OF NOTES: 1. Since one of the unique aspects of this novel is its ending, this review.
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Abandoned by a shinning fate, lovely Dougless Montgomery lies weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, the most extraordinary man appears.
It is Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck…and according to his tombstone he died in Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadows reason, Dougless knows that Nicholas is nothing less than a miracle: What Dougless never imagined was how strong the chains are that jjde them to the past…or the grand adventure that lay before them.
Dougless Montgomery sat in the backseat of the rental car, Robert and his pudgy thirteen-year-old daughter, Gloria, in the front. As usual, Gloria was eating. There was a makeup case under her feet and a big wardrobe on the seat beside her. Every time she moved, she scraped against a buckle, a welt, or a handle. Dougless clenched her fists, closed her eyes, and counted to ten.
Robert glanced over his shoulder at Dougless.
That luggage is quite expensive. Robert gave a great sigh of weariness. All I asked was that you make an effort.
Dougless opened her mouth to reply but closed it. Besides, she knew that it would do no good.
So, instead of replying, she swallowed her anger—then rubbed her stomach. It was hurting again. She wanted to ask Robert to stop to juds something to drink so she could take one of the tranquilizers the doctor had prescribed for her nervous stomach.
But when Dougless glanced up, she saw Gloria smirking at her in the makeup mirror on the sun visor. With determination, Dougless looked away and tried to concentrate on the beauty of the English countryside. Outside the car window she saw green fields, old stone fences, cows and more cows, picturesque little houses, magnificent mansions, and. Dougless seemed to see Gloria everywhere.
But please try to show some sympathy for her, will you? A sweet kid, Dougless thought as she looked out the window. At thirteen, Gloria wore more makeup than Dougless did at twenty-six—and Gloria spent hours in the hotel bathroom applying it.
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Gloria sat in the front of the car. Dougless tried to concentrate on the scenery. Robert said Dougless was jealous of his daughter. Dougless had tried to like Gloria. Several Saturday nights Dougless had stayed at the house she shared with Robert, babysitting Gloria while he went to professional shihing, usually cocktail parties or dinners.
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You need to get to know each other. Love me, love my kid. Sometimes Dougless had started to believe that it was beginning to work because she and Gloria were cordial, even friendly, to each other when they were alone.
But the minute Robert appeared, Gloria changed into a whining, lying brat. At first Dougless had laughed at what Gloria was saying. How absurd to think she would ever harm a child! Dougless had taken two of her stomach tranquilizers. After the arguments, Dougless had wavered between guilt and rage. She had a classroom of children who adored her, yet Gloria seemed to hate her.
A Knight in Shining Armor
Every time Dougless thought of her possible jealousy she vowed to try harder to make Gloria like her, which usually meant she bought Gloria another expensive gift. At other times, all Dougless felt was rage. But every time Dougless said something like that to Robert, she ended up apologizing. This unique story will capture your heart, make you laugh, cry, and wish this could come true.
Description Read an Excerpt. England Dougless Montgomery sat in the backseat of the rental car, Robert and his pudgy thirteen-year-old daughter, Gloria, in the front.