Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
I hope you are all enjoying your Labor Day weekend! Wishing you safe and happy fun no matter where you are or what you are doing. I...will be working...but such is the life of a retail worker, but I'll also be working in some READING, which is DEFINITELY my escape from all the crazy hubbub!
Today's title comes to us on tour via Rachel's Random Resources and features a Medieval HIstorical Romance. You may recall from another post that I don't read a lot of titles in this particular subgenre, but if it catches my attention enough, I've definitely been known to reach out...and for this one, I'm SO glad I did! Ladies and gents, prepare to be dazzled as we step between the pages of today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice....
The Knight’s Maiden in Disguise
Mills & Boon
About the book...
Risking her life
To save a knight!
Disguising herself as her late twin brother keeps Avva Carpenter, and her family, safe. Until Sir William Devereux arrives in her town. As the castle’s stable master, Avva can’t avoid the knight—or the desire he instantly stirs in her. He’s everything she never knew a nobleman could be: honest, kind, brave. When danger surrounds them, the only way to help William is to reveal her true identity, but can she trust him enough?
This is the story of a small town ruled by fear, of a people managing to survive, of secrets on display, bravery in unexpected places, and proof that chivalry is certainly not dead. It's its own extraordinary way, it reminds us what knights were SUPPOSE to be known for, the way things in these baron led towns were SUPPOSE to run, and what could happen if all those card houses built on low morals, and underhandedness...came tumbling down.
I love the Romance genre, but I don't read every sub. Medieval times for me is a bit hit and miss. This one was definitely a hit! I love the world the author created, although I wanted to do worse to the baron and his evil men than William did. I felt immersed in the town, and emotionally tied to its people, making their hardships, my own, but also their triumphs. True, there weren't many of those at the start, but things are always bound to turn up eventually, right? The resourcefulness of these oppressed people was striking, as was the way they cared for one another when it seemed no one else might. The case of purposely mistaken identity was unique, especially since they were a leading character, as was the way some considered those that led alternative life styles refreshing. I was relieved when the disguise was dealt with early on because I couldn't possibly fathom how they were going to volley that back and forth throughout the course of the novel. Avva was truly a woman of courage, strength, and heart. William was certainly a man of his word, stalwart and true...even able to admit when he is wrong and go about fixing things!
All in all, a great reading escape for Historical Fiction fans that you won't soon forget.
About the author....
Ella Matthews lives and works in beautiful South Wales. When not thinking about handsome heroes she can be found walking along the coast with her husband and their two children (probably still thinking about heroes but at least pretending to be interested in everyone else).
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!