Lynna Banning creates several nice twists in this medieval romance as Reynaud's vow to protect her collides with his Templar mission. Lynna Banning gives readers a look into the Arabic culture during the Middle Ages from the view of a half-Arabic crusader, adding a more exotic yet moving portrait of the medieval world with its Moors and the Saracens and the different cultures.
I have read countless saints' lives that are vehemently anti-Saracen but really give no feel for the Saracens themselves, so for me, I very much appreciated a modern author giving new insights through the inner conflicts of her characters. A highly recommended medieval romance read!
In beautiful detail she tells the story of Reynaud, a Templar Knight has come back to his adopted home after a 20 year absence. His is returning only to carry-out a mission of the highest order. But his plan is complicated by Leonor, a childhood friend who, now as a grown woman, captures his imagination and incites an internal war between his oath to the Temple Order and giving in to the passion he feels for her.
Renaud is a long suffering character who has always felt like an outsider, but desperately longing for a place where to "belong". Leonor battles to break the chains of what she deems as the typical, suffocating role of a woman of her time.
The Knight's Vow
When she becomes involved in Renaud's mission, both struggle towards their responsibility to the mission and their growing passion. Lynna Bening has a lyrical writing style. One of my favorite lines from the book is: She captures the medieval time beautifully and builds a story in which you become invested in the outcome.
I thought this was a worthwhile Templar romance. Had some sex in it.
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Would recommend it to both romance fans and modern Templars. I very much enjoyed this book!
Once again, Banning has created a wonderful hero--stalwart and strong, world-weary and deeply committed to his cause--who struggles with his love for a woman he would marry--if he only could. The heroine here is particularly engaging.
She is young, headstrong and clearly understands when she has gotten into a situation that was bigger and more dangerous than she thought. I liked her vulnerability and her strength. Forbidden Bride is set against the backdrop of the Crusades and Banning's tale is rich with historical research that brings the period to life. I always worry about this setting, since I'm not a fan of violence, but Banning delivers--keeping the fight scenes true to the times without going over the top.
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It's a romance to the core. And when I finished the last page, the story left me wholly satisfied. Reynaud and Leonor's love story is a triumph of love and dedication over the duties and challenges of 12th century war torn Granada. Lynna Banning seamlessly blends human emotion and historical conflict in ways that leave the reader craving more.
This is a must read Historical Romance -- a true "keeper. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.
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