Lord of Midnight [NOOK Book]

Overview

The same rebellion that leaves Clarence of Summerbourne dead also leaves his castle and his daughter, Claire, forfeit to the king’s champion. Renald de Lisle arrives at the castle gates as a warrior, takes possession of Claire like a conqueror, and sets her heart racing as her lover. Amid moonlight and velvet, she becomes his bride; atop tangled bedclothes she discovers passion. But then she learns Renald’s terrible secret and vows revenge against this man she wed, this man she ...
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Overview

The same rebellion that leaves Clarence of Summerbourne dead also leaves his castle and his daughter, Claire, forfeit to the king’s champion. Renald de Lisle arrives at the castle gates as a warrior, takes possession of Claire like a conqueror, and sets her heart racing as her lover. Amid moonlight and velvet, she becomes his bride; atop tangled bedclothes she discovers passion. But then she learns Renald’s terrible secret and vows revenge against this man she wed, this man she loved with all her heart.


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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Shorn of her golden hair, dressed in drab, and smeared with ashes, Claire Summerbourne defiantly prepares to meet the monster who has usurped her late father's holdingsand is claiming her as his bride. But the strong, virile king's champion, Renald de Lisle, is also perceptive and compassionate and proves to be more than a match for the clever Claire in their wary, passionate journey to wedded bliss. Noted for her fast-paced, wonderfully inventive stories, excellent use of humor and language, and vividly rendered characters and situations, Beverley has created another gem that will not disappoint. One of the most popular writers in the field, Beverley Something Wicked, Topaz, 1997 is a member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame and lives in Mattoon, IL.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101554821
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/5/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 134,275
  • File size: 464 KB

Meet the Author

Jo Beverley

Jo Beverley is widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today. She is a four-time winner of Romance Writers of America's cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members in the RITA Hall of Fame. She has also recieved the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Born in England, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Victoria, British Columbia, just a ferry ride away from Seattle, WA.

Biography

Jo Beverley is one the few authors writing English-set historical romance who is English. She was born and raised in England, and has a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire. She and her husband emigrated to Canada in 1975 where they raised their two children. In 2009, the couple returned to England.

Though Jo started to write as a young child, it was only in the '80s that she began to think that it was something ordinary people could do, and after a talk at a local library, she settled to seriously writing her first historical romance.

Now, she is the author of over thirty romance novels and many novellas, which have garnered several RITAs from the Romance Writers of America, as well as several awards from Romantic Times, including two Career Achievement awards. She is a member of the RWA Honor Roll, and the RWA Hall of Fame.

Good To Know

Some fascinating outtakes from our interview with Jo Beverley:

"I'm English, born, raised, and educated, which has to contribute to the way I write my books."

"My profession -- once upon a time in another world -- was careers guidance, which involved visiting many different workplaces and learning about the jobs done there. This is a great education in the variety and complexity of life."

"I taught women-centered childbirth classes for 5 years, and that comes out in any childbirth scenes in my books.

"I'm a craft-dabbler, and I've tried most of them, including Tenerife lace, tatting, leatherwork, and stained glass, but I've never stuck with any. However, I once was a very good painter and I've recently decluttered all my craft materials to concentrate on drawing and painting as my artistic therapy for a demented author."

"I grew up in Morecambe, Lancashire, which is a 19th-century seaside town, but that's very close to Heysham, an ancient coastal village. They say the pre-Conquest church there is the oldest one in England still in use and there are stone-age tombs as well. We used to play on an Anglo-Saxon hogs-back stone near the church. I'm sure this easy contact with such ancient things tuned my mind to the past. I set my second book, The Stanforth Secrets, in Heysham, and it will be reissued in 2010." "My indulgences are really good cheese, bread, wine, coffee, and dark, dark chocolate (90% Lindt."

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    1. Date of Birth:
      September 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Morecambe, Lancashire, UK
    1. Education:
      Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2002

    A Pageturner!!!

    I was actually in the middle of reading another book when I picked this one up and I did not do anything else until I turned the last page. It was so hard to put this book down to even go to sleep. This was my first time reading a book by Beverly and I was deeply impressed with her style. She painted such a vivid description of the characters and had such a great storyline that I felt as though I were watching the tale unfold right in front of me. I can't wait to get another story written by Jo Beverly.

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    Posted March 25, 2001

    Great!

    You should really read this. I couldn't put the book down and the book kept you turning the pages. It had a fast plot with lively characters. This book also kept you guessing till the end.

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