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Posted June 12, 2013
Ms. Brockway has hit another homer with this story! I love Ms. Brockway's stories, but this idea she dreamed up with Christina Dodd to do a four-part novel about a special bed that involved four different couples through the ages...is stupendous! And this particular fourth of the story takes place during the knight and castle days (a genre I love). Ms. Brockway's wonderfully descriptive writing made me feel as if I were right there witnessing the whole thing between the hero and heroine. It was an absolutely delightful story and I hope future readers will continue with Ms. Dodd's second fourth of the story called Kidnapped. Ms. Brockway will then do the third fourth of the story and Ms. Dodd the final fourth. Each fourth, however, is a complete novella all on its own.
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Posted January 24, 2014
This is the first novella in a quartet that focuses on four couples who share the same one-of-a-kind bed located in Masterson Manor. This story follows the builder of the bed, a knight who returns home from the crusades to find the wife he married by-proxy has been happily thinking him dead. She was guaranteed he wouldn't come home but now she has to decide if she wants to pursue widowhood or if the married life might be for her. This was a fun, light read and a nice change from the deeper things I have been reading.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted July 8, 2013
I love anthologies because they provide a wonderful way of finding new authors. I first read this novella in a collection of related stories in a book called "Once upon a Pillow." It was collaboration between two authors that were new to me then, but who are now on my auto buy list for anything they write!
In “Once Upon a Pillow" we follow the history of a magnificently majestic bed, and the frolicking there-in, from its beginnings in medieval England, to the Elizabethan era, the Regency period and finally, the present day.
Thus, "First Knight" is a naughtily cute play on words that appropriately captures the introduction to the following short stories. Whether you choose to read these novellas individually as e-books of if you choose to read them in their original book format, you are in for a treat! Each of the four Novellas stands very well on its own and they make one great novel when taken as a whole! The novellas following, "First Night," are: "Kidnapped" by Christina Dodd, "Her Captive" (Brockway again) and "Last Night" (Dodd again).
Do yourself the favor of enjoying each of them and the literary talents of two of the best writers I could ever recommend.