Book Review: A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

A Knight in Shining Armor (Montgomery/Taggert Family, #13)


Book Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux will capture your heart with signature classic novel, a time-travel romance featuring a present-day heroine and a dashing hero from the sixteenth century!


Abandoned by a cruel 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 1564.

Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadows reason, Dougless knows that Nicholas is nothing less than a miracle: a man who does not seek to change her, who finds her perfect, fascinating, just as she is. What Dougless never imagined was how strong the chains are that tie them to the past…or the grand adventure that lay before them.

Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, A Knight in Shining Armor is “a glorious love story that spans centuries, worlds, and souls. It is the epitome of every woman’s fantasy” (Chicago Daily Herald).

 

Jude Deveraux

 

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Book Review:

 

This was my first Jude Deveraux story, and I know, I've been living under rock. She was an absolutely wonderful word smith, and I wish I had discovered her earlier.

 

The story was a masterfully crafted time travel romance. Dougless spent hours agonizingly planning a romantic trip to England, but only to be surprised when her boyfriend brought his spoiled, nasty daughter along for the ride. She had expected an engagement when instead all she got was heartache and indigestion. It all came to head when they left her at a church without money, passport, or a ride. She cried and wished for a knight in shining armor when Nicholas appeared in front of her from the sixteenth century.

 

They spend some time trying to change history and ended up falling in love. But can one person really change history? Dougless hopes so.

 

I didn't care for Dougless at the beginning. She was the epitome of a weak, waffling woman. She lived with the boyfriend who didn't appreciate her or even treat her better than a live-in nanny. It took her most of the book to transform into a strong, independent woman that she yearned to be. The transformation was satisfying. Nicholas was abrasive, overbearing man but he changed too. He was definitely swoon worthy when he was done being an ogre.

 

I absolutely loved the story, the characters, and the narrator was fabulous. The 17 hours of listening to this audiobook was definitely worth it.


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