A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux: I enjoyed the historical story and characters. The writing was well done for the time. The ‘reincarnation’ theme worked.
For me Dougless Montgomery’s [the female MC] behavior/attitude/character and that of her boyfriend and his daughter [Robert & Gloria] seemed unbelievable in the present world – but might well work in the late 1980s when it was written.
Dougless does grow/mature as a character before the end of the book and by the end I found her much more tolerable than she was at the beginning.
The male MC [Nicholas Stafford] won me over immediately.
Setting description and historical details proved detailed enough to picture the setting but was not so much as to become burdensome.
For me the plot ‘faltered’ in a couple of places because too much time was spent on unnecessary aspects and slowed the overall progression. Some of the ‘relationship’ scenes seemed forced or written just to please readers and not because they added anything particularly to plot advancement or deepening of characters.
The ending was very nicely done.
Those who enjoy Jude Deveraux’s books will enjoy this read.
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