His Fair Lady
A maiden to be saved . . .
During the murderous assault on the village of Vaux , little “Ana” lost all she knew. Suddenly, out of the burning wreckage, a young man appeared and rescued her from the horrors of the night. He proved to be a squire in a company of knights, on their way to join the Crusades. At a neighboring village, he delivered her into the care of a peasant couple who promised to love her. Before departing, he gifted her with something to remember him by . . . the silver cross from around his neck.
A wrong to be righted . . .
After a decade of fighting in the east, Sir Royce de Warrene returns to England a celebrated knight. But he soon discovers the terrible mistake he made on that long-ago night. The orphan girl was no peasant child, but an heiress of noble blood — Lady Juliana Mandeville — and he deprived her of her birthright. He is charged with a quest — to find her at once and restore her to her grandfather — by order of the king!
Love to be fulfilled, fated long ago . . .
Now grown to womanhood, the stunningly beautiful and saucy “Ana” refuses to believe the knight when he disrupts her wedding day, intent on taking her from those she loves and to deliver her to strangers at the English court. She grips the silver cross she wears, wishing her gallant squire could rescue her once more. Although she cannot remember his face clearly and never knew his name, she has not forgotten the night he saved her so long ago . . .
“Kathleen Kirkwood at her best. She brings the pageantry, splendor and romance of Medieval England to life. This is going to be a sure-fire winner.” — Cathy Maxwell, NYT Best-selling author, THE SCOTTISH WITCH
The first four chapters of the newly revised edition are available as a free download in Kathleen Kirkwood Sampler #1 on the Samplers Download Page.
Original mass market paperback edition:
Signet/NAL, February 2001
2002 Golden Quill Award, Historical Category, Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter, RWA.
"Vivid in historical detail and rich in characterization, HIS FAIR LADY will win your heart and warm your soul." — Romantic Times
Links to other related sites:
The Medieval Chronicle (Medieval Online Publication)
and the family scribes . . .
James L. Barbour Website (A Visionary Novel of the Future)
Scott Gordon Author's Page (Childrens' and Fantasy Novels)