Book Review: A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

Title: A Knight in Shining Armor
By: Jude Deveraux
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 480
Release Date: July 1989

Summary from Goodreads: Once upon a time... a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress....
A Knight in Shining Armor
Jude Deveraux's beloved bestseller has captivated readers the world over; now in a special edition featuring new material, this timeless love story greets a new generation. Abandoned by her lover, thoroughly modern Dougless Montgomery finds herself alone and brokenhearted in an old English church. She never dreamed that a love more powerful than time awaited her there...until Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck, a sixteenth-century knight, appeared. Drawn to him by a bond so sudden and compelling that it defied reason, Dougless knew that Nicholas was nothing less than a miracle: a man who would not seek to change her, who found her perfect just as she was. But she could not know how strong were the chains that tied them to the past -- or the grand adventure that lay before them.

Review: I picked up this book to satisfy a summer reading challenge. I needed a book that was about my heritage, but I also needed a book that was about time travel. I was happily surprised when I found a book about both. English and time travel.

The way time travel was used in the book was really interesting. People go back and forth between times. Its not just one person going to another time and getting stuck there. These people have a job to do and once that job is done, they go home. It was a nice change from the whole Outlander type time travel. 

The characters almost made me mad thought. The main woman was sooo absorbed in her relationship that she made really bad mistakes. It was always about what people thought of her and the fact that she had to be with such an ass of a man, and of boy was he a bad egg. The main male character was very prissy and self absorbed. It made me wonder if people really acted like this in their perspective times. I guess that's the sign of a good character, they make you think, wonder and feel. 

The story was really enjoyable. It didn't take me long to read this book and I would recommend it to all of you if you want a wonderful tie traveling romance that is not Outlander and was in fact written before several decades before the Outlander series.  

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