Gift of Honor (Knights of Honor #8)


Sir Hal de Montfort is determined to uphold his duty as a royal guardsman to King Richard II. When a rebellion overthrows the king, Hal is stripped of his knightly possessions and broken in spirit. Returning home in shame, he stumbles on an attempted robbery and enters the fray to help — and ends up in the care of a most unexpected lady. The estate’s falconer has raised Lady Elinor Swan since childhood. When Elinor finds Hal injured, she takes him home to help him heal, and they find love in the peace of the woods. However, Hal cannot remain at Whitley forever, and when Elinor’s father dies, her chance to return to the world of her birth will challenge everything she has been taught. Will Hal and Elinor be able to find lasting love, or will their circumstances end their relationship before it has a chance to grow?

A medieval romance, “Gift of Honor” is the eighth book in the “Knights of Honor” series, which should be read in order to avoid spoilers. With smooth writing, and a steady pace, this story is mostly one of miscommunication. As a result, it is fairly predictable and the pairing feels more contrived. However, the romance is full of smoldering moments, and both Kit and Elinor are vivid characters with clear backgrounds and motivations. Overall, this is a nice addition to the series and true to the type for fans of medieval romance, which makes it worth checking out.

Sarah E Bradley