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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cynthia and Constantine by Kathye Quick

Cynthia and Constantine by Kathye Quick
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical
Length: Full (172 Pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Iris

Lady Cynthia of Abertaine is trapped. Not only has her fiancĂ©, Sir William Leyborne, not been back to the castle for over ten years, but she’s also not a titled Lady. Lord Simon of Cowell, a renegade warlord aligned with Mordred against Arthur and his Knights, has declared himself sovereign over Leybourne Castle and everything that once belonged to Sir William-- including Cynthia.

Sir Constantine, Knight of the Round Table, has come to the shire to give Cynthia the news that her fiancĂ© has fallen in battle. With him is William’s oral will giving all he owns to Cynthia as though they had been wed. But when he finds Cynthia and discovers the shire under the control of an evil warlord, he knows he cannot leave without first driving Simon and his soldiers from the land.

Drawn together by an attraction older than time, Cynthia and Constantine soon discover that though a vow made by a knight’s honor has brought them together, it may just also cost them their lives.

I was never really a fan of the Arthurian legends. However, after reading Cynthia and Constantine that’s all changed! Ms. Quick put together a truly wonderful story of the black knight vs. the white knight.

The damsel in distress, high atop the tower, is what came to mind when I was first introduced to Cynthia in this story. She is not quite the typical damsel as her evil black knight discovers.

Constantine is a white knight to the core. He’s what all girls want their knight in shining armor to be. He’s handsome, strong and fights for justice, even when he’s outnumbered.

Our knight doesn’t initially come to rescue Cynthia; he’s come to deliver a dying wish. He doesn’t expect to fall in love with Cynthia and it takes him some time to come to terms with exactly how he feels.

I felt that Ms. Quick did a wonderful job and would recommend this story to any romantic at heart.