Sunday, January 24, 2016

Book Review - Chivalrous

What's better than a knight in shining armor?   A woman in shining armor!    Gwendolyn Barnes of North Britannia is a noble woman who prefers to be a knight and fight.  This story is set in England in the 12th century.    A noble woman's purpose at that time was to marry, but not for love.   If the family can gain status or fortune through a marriage then it was her job to follow her father's wishes.

Allen of Ellsworth grew up as a peasant, but he was ready to become a knight under the care of Lord Linden.  He heads to North Britannia to start a new life and fulfill his dreams.  North Britannia was a different type of place because it was known "for its adherence to the law and Christian charity". 

Allen said, " I was told that Duke Justus honored nobility of heart above nobility of birth."   Allen was not given a title by birthright, but his actions to serve God and others made him a noble knight.

This book is classified as teen fiction, but the audience for this book is not limited to teenagers.  Adults who like a clean read with romance and some action will enjoy this book.   I enjoy stories about noble knights fighting for honor and justice for all.  The fact that the Lady Gwendolyn has the skill to fight for herself and others makes this book that much better.

Rating: 4 stars

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers to read and offer an honest review.

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