Posted by: Jennifer | February 25, 2007

Mystique – Amanda Quick

Amanda Quick. Mystique. (New York: Bantam Books, 1995). 0553571591.

Main Characters: Hugh the Relentless and Alice.

Time Period: Medieval

Description from the book:

When the fearsome knight called Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm, everyone cowered–except Lady Alice. Sharp-tongued and unrepentant, the flame-haired beauty believed Sir Hugh was not someone to dread but the answer to her dreams. She knew he would be displeased to find that it was no longer in her possession. Yet Alice had a proposition for the dark and forbidding knight: In return for a dowry that would free Alice and her brother from their uncle’s grasp, she would lend her powers of detection to his warrior’s skills and together they would recover his treasured stone. But even as Hugh accepted her terms, he added a condition of his own: Lady Alice must agree to a temporary betrothal–one that would soon draw her deep into Hugh’s great stone fortress, and into a battle that could threaten their lives . . . and their only chance at love.

My Thoughts:

Romances from the Middle Ages aren’t my favorite. For some reason, I find them hard to get through. I do like Lady Alice who is struggling to take care of her brother in a world that isn’t particularly friendly to strong women and boys with physical deformities. And I also like Hugh, who senses Alice’s worth straight away.

Read again: February 21, 2007.

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