Fulk the Reluctant

Fulk the Reluctant

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by Elaine Knighton
     
 

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A Woman Had Laid Seige to His Heart

Fulk de Galliard was sore dismayed. A man of dark secrets and dangerous prowess, he was unfit to be any noblewoman's spouse, even such a one as Jehanne of Windermere, who lived by her own knightly code. But now that the ambitions of a duplicitous earl had forced them into a betrothal, would this Iron Maiden

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A Woman Had Laid Seige to His Heart

Fulk de Galliard was sore dismayed. A man of dark secrets and dangerous prowess, he was unfit to be any noblewoman's spouse, even such a one as Jehanne of Windermere, who lived by her own knightly code. But now that the ambitions of a duplicitous earl had forced them into a betrothal, would this Iron Maiden be tempered by his touch?

Sir Fulk had been the subject of many a fearsome rumor, Jehanne recalled. Now this enigmatic, overwhelming knight would be master of her keep by strength of royal command…and keeper of her heart by virtue of her own unchecked desire!

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ISBN-13:
9781459240117
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
04/16/2012
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HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
650,671
File size:
1 MB

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Fulk the Reluctant (Harlequin Historical #713) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1230 France, Fulk de Galliard is horrified when he comprehends that his only blow killed his brother Rabel. His father interrupts the weeping Fulk to inform him that he is at the mercy of Rabel¿s grim knights. Not long afterward, a friend takes the battered Fulk back with her to heal at least his body. For the next seven years, Fulk works the tournament circuit. He has earned his nickname the ¿Reluctant¿ because he prefers not to kill still feeling the guilt of losing his temper and committing fratricide. Meanwhile Lord Windermere informs his daughter Jehane that she will either wed or enter a convent. Jehane worships the idealism behind tournaments wanting to participate as the Iron Maiden, but not understanding the grim reality of the contests. She becomes irate at Fulk when he cowardly forfeits the final match of a contest to Earl Grimald. The Earl sends Fulk to take Windermere, which he lays a siege to, not realizing the Lord is dead. After his men take control of the keep, Fulk and Jehane fall in love, but she questions his courage until he risks his life to keep her safe. Jehane knows that Fulk is not the coward of the county, but actually her brave knight in shining armor.----- Fans of medieval romance will appreciate this amusing look at chivalry. The story line focuses on various perspectives of Fulk¿s aversion to killing ever since he committed involuntary manslaughter. Though at times the humor overrides the action, readers will enjoy Elaine ¿Sir' Knighton¿s terrific message that ponders what a hero is and what a coward is?----- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago