Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Knight and White Satin-Jackie Ivie

A Knight and White Satin
Jackie Ivie
Zebra, Oct 1 2010, $6.99
ISBN: 9781420108842

In 1540 Scotland, Dallis “White Satin” Caruth has no choice but to wed a man she loathes. She is informed without her feelings considered that she will marry the King’s champion, Payton Dunn-Fadden; who in her mind is a beast. They marry, but she has one other secret vow; somehow someway she will destroy her brute of a husband who is beneath her station. He, on the other hand, knows her scorn yet plans to tame the shrew he calls wife.

However, as Dallis and Payton live as man and wife, she sees a kinder gentler person than she imagined. She begins to fall in love, which supersedes her thirst for vengeance. Now she wants her husband’s love and perhaps more important his trust.

This is an engaging sixteenth century historical romance starring two enemy combatants falling in love. Each comes to the marriage with a personal agenda that quickly becomes superseded by desire, attraction and love. Although the relationship between the pair for the most part is dysfunctional making the anticipated ending a bit abrupt, fans will enjoy the Beauty and the Beast; Jackie Ivie style.

Harriet Klausner

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