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My Valiant Knight

My Valiant Knight

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In the hands of New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell, the Scottish Highlands come alive with treachery, intrigue, and unforgettable love. . .

Able to ride, wield a sword, and throw a dagger as well as any man, flame-haired Ainslee of Kengarvey is more warrior than lady. Yet even her awesome skill as a horsewoman won't help her outrace the

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In the hands of New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell, the Scottish Highlands come alive with treachery, intrigue, and unforgettable love. . .

Able to ride, wield a sword, and throw a dagger as well as any man, flame-haired Ainslee of Kengarvey is more warrior than lady. Yet even her awesome skill as a horsewoman won't help her outrace the knight who pursues her.

An Anglo-Norman who has won favor with the King, Sir Gabel de Amalville must prove his loyalty by crushing the rebellious MacNairn clan. Seizing the youngest daughter of the chief gives him a necessary advantage. But having sequestered Ainslee in his isolated castle keep, he soon finds himself the prisoner of a passion he never could have foreseen. Now, as the shadow of war descends upon the Highlands, Gabel will follow his heart into battle--for the love of the sensual woman who has captured him, mind, body and soul. . .

Praise for Hannah Howell and her Highland novels

"The pages fly. . .escapades and sizzling love scenes to keep every reader satisfied." --Romantic Times

"Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully." --Publishers Weekly

"Another classic." --Romantic Times

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ainslee MacNairn is captured and held for ransom, survives a murder attempt, an abduction and a seduction and commits her first two homicides-all less than halfway through this early-13th-century romance set in the Scottish Highlands by the author of Only for You. Not that things are all bad: her captor is the handsome Norman Gabel de Amalville, who's just too good to be true or, at the very least, far better than her sadistic father. Which still doesn't excuse the paltry couple of pages it takes for abductor and abductee to discover a cozy relationship. Howell's strong suit is her grasp of historical detail (though rarely any historical personage or event). Her weakness is in pacing her narrative and in occasionally clunky dialogue ``Howbeit, she has adamantly claimed that she understands that her father has brought this fate upon himself.'' (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420128192
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
53,014
File size:
697 KB

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My Valiant Knight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all the romance novels I have read, I must admit that My Valiant Knight was the most interesting and admirable. Ainslee is a character of much strength and shows a great courage for women everywhere. It is within their unspoken love that the story keeps you wanting to read more and more. I wish that there had been a sequel to this enchanting novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was such a great book. The story line was awsome and exciting! For those who have read Hannah Howell's more recent books, will notice from reading My Valiant Knight, that this is one of her earlier works. A definet read, non the less.
ajenkins979 More than 1 year ago
This book is set a little earlier (timeperiod) than the author's usual. Still an awesome book, as always. Ainslee had an extremely hard life. And that is a very hard name to try to say or sound out. At the beginning I spent more time trying to figure out what her name was than reading. But I love the character of Ainslee, she is strong and skilled. Not the normal for ladies in that time period. She knew how to fight like a man, and did fight with men. She also was not afraid to speak her mind. Gabel, he was a great Knight. Always tried to see the good in people, but didn't fully trust everyone. This book had lots of intrigue, sly and cunning people. Definitely for any fan of Hannah Howell
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing much happened.
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My name is Ainslee!!!! Spelt just like that :)
KungFu_Warrior More than 1 year ago
I like Hannah Howell's books I think others would too. Good book
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wasnt too bad but i was a little disappointed in the ending. Hannah Howell has written better
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Hannah Howell is one of my favorite authors.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have read in awhile. It was an on the edge of your seat book. I loved the characters. I will with out a doubt read more of Hannah Howell's stories.