Spring, 1297 Recently Widowed Joanna Of Acre, Loving Daughter Of Edward I, Is Pleased At Her Father S Unexpected Visit But Edward Has Heard A Rumour Of An Inappropriate Friendship Between Joanna, Still Officially In Widow S Weeds, And Penniless Commoner Ralph Monthermer Edward, Believing He Has Proof Of A Clandestine Affair, Immures Joanna In A Nunnery And Imprisons Ralph Within Bristol Castle Henry Trokelowe, Edward S Clerk, Stops Him Killing Ralph, Who Is Allowed To Live While The Cold, Almost Passionless Henry Investigates Ralph And Joanna S Only Chance Of Survival Now Lies In Henry S Hands, But How Can A Confirmed Bachelor Even Begin To Understand The All Consuming Passion Binding Them Immersed In The Colours And Drama Of Medieval Life, This Richly Evocative Novel Combines Fact And Fiction To Tell One Of History S Greatest But Most Secret Love Affairs. The Love Knot is the story of Joanna of Acre and Ralph de Monthermer, or at least a small part of their story told in the form of letters between them and between the King of England and the man he sent to investigate whether Ralph could be the murderer of Joanna s first husband, Gilbert de Clare Joanna had been widowed only a short time before starting a relationship with Monthermer and it is known that they secretly wed while Joanna s father was busy arranging another match for her.On the discovery of their relationship Joanna, who seems to have been a determined young woman, and Ralph were, for a time imprisoned and out of favour but were later on accepted and restored in the king s good graces Vanessa Alexander a pen name for Paul Doherty imagines what happened during those months and what led the king to accept and apparently approve of the match between a daughter of England and a commoner.The letters between Joanna and Ralph were moving and compelling They address not only their feelings but also what is happening to them, why and how strong they will be to
Not my usual choice of book, but it was somewhat interesting I don t enjoy romances but this was like a tale of love than a romance I particularly enjoyed the old nuns and the witch Great characters full of sass. Wow Such a great read Recommended for historical fiction lovers. The author told her version of what might have happened during Lady Joanna and Sir Ralph Monthermer s love affair through a series of letters supposedly written between and among the main characters This technique, along with the introduction of information collected by the royal clerk during his investi
Just arrived from Israel through BM.This is the story about Joanna of Acre, daughter of King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castille During her marriage with Gilbert de Clare, Earls of Gloucester, she falls in love with Ralph de Monthermer In order to avoid this love affair, Edward I send Joanna to be kept in a nunnery and send Ralph
The secret love story between Edward I s daughter Joanna and a humble knight, Ralph Monthermer, is told in a series of letters between the pair as well as letters from the clerk sent by the king to investigate what s been going on For , see Soft and beautifully penned with a well developed storyline The author does a fantastic job of portraying Edward I as the scheming bastard he so obviously was Great read.
- 256 pages
- The Love Knot
- Vanessa Alexander
- 26 February 2018 Vanessa Alexander