Friday, October 17, 2008

A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

Jude Deveraux's A Knight in Shining Armor is a romantic fantasy with lots of history on Elizabethan era. This book was recommended to me by my best friend. She said that this book made her cry, well, it didn't make me cry but laugh surely.
A Knight in Shining Armor is the story of an American girl called Dougless Montgomery, who has been jilted and abandoned by her lover Robert and his spoiled teenage daughter in a church in England near the tomb of Nicholas Stafford, an earl who died in 1564. She is weeping when suddenly a tall, broad shouldered man in silver and gold armor stands in front of her. This man is Nicholas himself who has come to change history, which is possible with Dougless's help. Dougless and Nicholas eventually fall in love. With so much time swapping, where the 1564 hero arrives in twentieth century and then Dougless's stint in 1560, Deveraux shows the contrast between the two eras and also on the status of women. The author's painstaking research and the way she has presented the historical facts, makes it an interesting and entertaining read.

1 comment:

Siladitya Banerjee said...

very nice story book.must read this.
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