A Dove at Midnight. Rexanne Becnel. Buy This Book. I have always read romance novels and the Medieval period of history has fascinated me. A maiden’s self-imposed isolation makes her the seductive prize in a royal battle for power. Lady Joanna Preston lives cloistered behind the walls of a nunnery. A Dove At Midnight By Rexanne Becnel – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.
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A perfect plot that captures the very essence of the period that it is set in.
Rylan is an intimidating warrior hardened by years of battle, but he is no brute — he is a savvy political player with hidden agendas and a strategic mind. Quinn rated it liked it May 12, As much as she hates all the games and manipulations at court, she’s pretty good at brcnel herself. Jun 24, Arlena rated it really liked it Shelves: I wanted to like this more than I did.
I especially loved that the cover wasn’t cheesy. Rylan is portrayed as an alpha type of guy, unused to being challenged by a mere woman. Jul 24, Sumeetha Manikandan rated it it was amazing. Rylan begins plotting to get Joanna away from the John’s grasp.
Her father, stepmother, and young half-brother all die in a ‘sickness’ that wiped out them and quite a few others in various keeps throughout England. In medieval England, this places Joanna in the middle of a political tug of war. But not this time.
Destined to take the veil she leads a simple fulfilling life at the convent. A Dove at Midnight by Rexanne Becnel was originally published in Return to Book Page.
I listened to this as an audio book and the narration was also great.
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Rexanne Becnel Published By: Jocelyn rated it really liked it Jan 06, What I really loved about the book was the language. Joanna comes off as a bit immature but she did grow up in a convent.
When Bfcnel father dies, his properties, land and fort is inherited by Joanna and the man she weds would command the land in the heart ,idnight Yorkshire. They strike sparks off each other immediately, not the least of which because Joanna flatly refuses to leave the convent, especially not for the hated Oxwich, her childhood home full of bad memories.
Having a heroine who doesn’t throw herself at the mercy of her abductor was refreshing. As in many Medieval romances, there is a distinct difference in both the age and experience of the hero and heroine. I hovered over the ‘shrew’ tag with her, but ultimately decided to cut her a break. Letting him know, no one is the boss of her. Becnel lives in New Orleans with her husband and two children.
With the death of her father Joanna became a ‘lynchpin in a power struggle of Ki By: Dec 05, Cherry-Ann rated it really liked it.
A Dove at Midnight is a wonderful Medieval romance which pits two strong characters against each other in a classic battle of fierce will and passionate emotion. The dove of the title is Lady Joanna Preston, a young, beautiful, and maligned maiden who for the past five years has lived a content if not happy life at a convent following the suicide of her abused mother.
Plus he’s appropriately sexist for a man of his time. Jul 10, Nessa rated it liked it.
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He clearly found the idea preposterous as well, for the amusement fled his face. This started off so strong. Becnel lives in New Orleans with her husband and two children. Joanna learns she has feelings for him as well, but knows he’s betrothed to another and thinks he plans to keep to his plan of passing her to one of his friends even after he took her virginity.
Neither of them could imagine that one day they would work together for a common goal, and find true love in the bargain. Joanna and her friend must marry men chosen for them based on political and monetary advantages. Set in medieval Britain, it tells the story of Lady Joanna Preston. What follows are a series of misadventures, escape attempts, and stirring exchanges both verbal and physical between two smart and determined characters at odds with each other.
A Dove at Midnight
That Joanna is a believable match for him says a lot for her, because Rylan is a compelling and sexy hero. According to the book you couldn’t fully take the veil until you were 20, unless you had The book has an interesting historical backdrop.
The point is that she is left as the only heir to her hated childhood home where her father was Baron.
This one gets an A.