The Deed

The Deed

by Lynsay Sands

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Overview

“Lynsay Sands hits all the right notes.”
—Suzanne Enoch

“You can’t help but fall in love with Lynsay Sands!”
 —Christina Dodd

Before her Argeneau vampire family paranormal romance novels made her a New York Times bestselling superstar, Lynsay Sands did The Deed. Lynsay’s witty, sexy, utterly fantastic debut romance transports the reader back to Medieval England to witness the outrageous trials and temptations of a good wife whose husband unfortunately dies before he can do…The Deed. The lady, left shockingly unprepared, finds herself promised to a handsome, landless knight, and misunderstandings, missteps, and (of course) passion ensue. The first of her more than thirty historical romance novels and anthologies known for their wonderfully humorous edge, The Deed is as delightful treat for confirmed Sands fans, as well as for readers who appreciate the early novels of Julie Garwood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062019707
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 148,656
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at www.lynsaysands.net.

Hometown:

London, Ontario

Place of Birth:

Leamington, Ontario

Customer Reviews

Deed 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1395 England, her cousin regal favorite Duke Rolfe arranges for Lady Emmalene Eberhart to meet with King Richard II as she wants to be a good wife to Lord Fulk her husband of two years. Though she hesitates she blurts out that her spouse has not bed her and she wants a royal decree ordering him to consummate their vows as she wants children. Fate intervenes as her husband dies on his way home to do The Deed, leaving her still a virgin but with a large dowry and estate. The monarch rewards loyal landless knight Amaury de Aneford with marriage to Lady Emmalene. However, others want control of her vast estate and are willing to kill her betrothed and take her virginity. As she remains ignorant of the boudoir and he ignorant of anything unrelated to war, this couple needs a primer if they fail to allow love to train them in a marital relationship. This is a reprint of the humorous first Lynsay Sands romance. The story line employs hyperbole as the faults and ignorance of both protagonists are amusingly exaggerated. Though an external threat adds suspense, this subplot detracts from the virgin bedding as the crowd asking whether the Deed is done is the medieval equivalent of the movie Are We There Yet Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
When this book came out, I was running a bookstore that found 75% of its monthly income came from romance readers. I received the poster about three month before it's release and put it up on the wall - and sold dozens and dozens on preorder because of the poster. This was unusual since most of my regulars bought by authors they knew. I feared there would be a mass groan when they did not like this author that was totally unknown. Well, it was completely the opposite. They bought because of the cover, but everyone one of them came back and demanded to buy everything she had written. We had a lot of snarls, when they were told this was her first book, so we would have to wait until she wrote more. And she has been writing SUPER books ever since!! She gives you lovely, tender romances...but also, laughter so hard it brings tears to your eyes. Very few writers can move me to laugh out loud and Lynsay always does!! There is no writer like her today in the romance field, though I now see many trying to copy her. But her Emmaline and Amaury are gems. Her characters are engaging, charming and intelligent, but that does not mean they cannot find them in wildly humourous situations. I shall not spoil the fun about 'the deed'....but leave the sheer pleasure for you to discover!!
avid-readerST More than 1 year ago
This had an interesting premise on the flyer and I wanted to try the author. Had an interesting twist at the start and just kept going. It is a great read for someone that enjoys Mideveal settings. I liked her writing style so much, I got more of her work.
Mara Hopkins More than 1 year ago
Good story and characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite Lynsay Sands book, although I have read all of her vampire stores from the beginning. I picked this up because of the k.i.s.s. and teal sticker on the book and I'm happy with the read.
Neverwithoutabook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this book awhile ago, and quite enjoyed it. It is so well written and so enjoyable, that it's easy to disregard the innocent ignorance of our married leading lady, Lady Emmalene Eberhart. One would expect a woman living in those times, who has been allowed to learn the bow and arrow, and who has had the freedom of her father's castle, who has been running her husband's castle and even seeing to the training of his men in his absence, to be less ignorant of the ways between a man and a woman, but therein lies the crux of the problem. How Lady Emmalene approaches becoming a good wife and mother, which is after all what any good wife should aspire to, makes for an interesting twist in the story. Throw in a feudal struggle for the property and dowry that come with her, and a ruggedly handsome, landless knight, and you have the makings for a wonderfully medieval who-dun-it/romance. For sheer enjoyment and a love of romances set in medieval times, this book is a great read! If you're looking for more history and weight to your reading, tho, I'd give this a pass.
julienne_preacher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Unbelievably ignorant Emma and strong and brave but lightly slow-witted Amaury are a breath of fresh air among the nearly perfect yet tortured heroes and heroines of romance genre - and so is the plot, packed with action. It's a wonder how well the the romance worked squished between action and comedy. The latter, by the way, worked exceptionally well. In fact the book was so hilarious I forgave all historical inaccuracy without a second thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatest thing ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually I love this author but this book was just lacking all around in everything. Did not feel connected to the story or characters. Not worth the money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The chase apptly named! What a chase, what fun, what a spirited girl, and determined man! More fun and adventure than you would ever expect! A very enjoyable read! Try it you'll definently like it!
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this one funny, and romantic ect.... Love emma and amaury
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its been almost a year since i read this book, but i still remember everything that happened. Yes the book was that memorbale for me hahaha I can just honestly that i completely enjoyed this book and that you will too, if you just give it a chance!! :)
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Oh! I'm exciteed for the next part!
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Very light and funny with a strong female character