TENDER IS THE KNIGHT
Author: Jackie Ivie ISBN: 0821778099 10/2005 HISTORICAL
Time Period: 1876 Victorian
Sweeping from the cultured salons of 19th-century
London to the wild Scottish Highlands, Jackie Ivie's
seductive new novel weaves the tale of a desperate lady
and a ruthless laird whose only common ground is the
territory of desire....
A LADY OF ICE
Beautiful and elegant, Elise, the Duchess of Wynd, has
survived among the nobility by carefully cultivating a
facade of cutting wit and heartlessness. Nothing ruffles
her. And no man can break through her defenses....
A MAN OF ICE
A fierce Scottish warrier, Colin is the new Duke of
MacGowan and - in polite circles - looked upon as no
better than a barbarian. Nevertheless, he is a lord who
brooks no defiance...and holds no rein on his
A PROMISE OF PASSION
Colin's very presence ties Elise's sharp-edged tongue: She
is all too aware that he could be the answer to her
prayers - or her worst nightmare. For Elise harbors
secrets that could change the course of both their lives.
But before she can reveal them, she must make the wild
knight her own....
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND
Every once in a while I will read a book that just makes my
heart stop. A book that is so beautiful, so incredibly worthy that
I will want to read it again the minute I close the last page. TENDER
IS THE KNIGHT is that book.
When Lady Elise, the dowager duchess of Wynd, attends a party,
she goes all out. She dresses to impress, making heads swivel and
eyes bulge, and that is how she likes it. She is known as
"The Ice Princess" for a reason, and she wants to keep
it that way. She has such a past that you can't help but be taken
in by this woman who has every luxury money can buy, and yet is
still supremely alone. She never dreams that she will meet a man
who will take her breath away and knock down all the walls she has
built around her heart for so many years. She never dreams that
there could be a man capable of the chore.
When Colin MacGowan, Duke of MacGowan, comes onto the scene, he
is every bit the barbaric Highlander. He is massive and
domineering, never expecting for one minute that there is a person
in this world who will overrule his demands. Some of the things
that he said and did are so outrageous that they had me laughing
out loud; others had my eyes filling with tears. I wanted to love
Colin in the beginning, and yet there were times that he seemed so
harsh. But, upon reading more into the story, I found that there
were reasons he acted the way he did and I truly started to like
him. By the end, I was just plain in love with him.
Ms. Ivie puts so much emotion into her characters, gives them
so much life, that I know that this is one book I will never
forget. TENDER IS THE KNIGHT will live on my keeper
shelves and I know I will pick it up again and again to revisit
this wonderful story.