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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Jeanne of Clair Monde by Joyce Moore

Jeanne of Clair Monde by Joyce Moore
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, English Tea Rose
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (306 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Review by Tulip

As France prepares for the Hundred Years War, the king sends Squire Nicholas to relocate the occupants of Clairmonde. The estate is in a strategic location and will house troops for the duration of the war.

This is not the first time that Jeanne, heiress of Clairmonde, has been uprooted. She vows to petition the king for exemption, but to reach Paris, she must join forces with her evictor.

Undeterred by Squire Nicholas' wrath and warnings, she joins his troops as they make their way to Paris.

A growing attraction develops between Jeanne and her squire, but each of them is burdened by a past that keeps them apart.

As they travel snow-covered roads to the capital city, they are stalked by the enemy and the Black Prince himself. Can their love endure imprisonment, ambush, and hardships? And will false accusations at the French court ruin Jeanne's dream of regaining her land?

This story is a great read! It’s a real page-turner and I'm thrilled to have been its reviewer.

The characters are fully developed, unique, interesting and easy to love. The plot is strong and full of life, the writing clear and evocative. I never once felt lost or confused, but only intrigued and determined to keep reading on to the end.

The facts in the story, with this being a historical, seemed right to me. There was nothing in the plot that seemed out of place for the time era, and nothing jolted me or pulled me from this wonderful story. I love the heroine in this story. Jeanne is a very strong female who rules this book and her life. She’s the type of woman we all wish we could be today.

I simply can't say enough good things about this book. It’s a great read and I highly recommend it to all historical fans.