Reviews - Historical

Merry Mayhem – A Collection of Yuletide Rogues and Outlaws
Anna Markland, Catherine Kean, Cathy MacRae,
E. Elizabeth Watson, Laurel O’Donell, Sue-Ellen Welfonder

“Merry Mayhem” presents six medieval tales of holiday romance where rogues and outlaws lay siege to the hearts of damsels; or perhaps they are rescued by the gift of a damsel’s love.

Anna Markland delivers a devious tale as Kenzie and Teague execute a daring escape "To Rescue a Highland Rebel" from the infamous Tower of London.

Genevieve Masters has finally achieved her lifelong dream. With her nursing certificate from the Harrow School of Nursing in hand, she begins a new job at the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, right as an outbreak of Smallpox hits the local population hard. Dr.

Clemence Fitzpayne wants to go to court and win the patronage of Queen Elizabeth, but her father has other plans. When she is rescued from kidnappers by a mysterious wild man hiding in the woods, she finds herself with a new challenge: to help Lancelot recover his memory and proper status, but Clemence isn’t the only one being targeted by plots. Lancelot’s memory is spotty at best.

Jacques Aznar is a Basque Templar Knight in a time when the Templars are being hunted and imprisoned on false charges. In the wilds of Scotland, he and his compatriots have found a home, and even love. But while Jacques heart has been stolen by Morag MacKellar, his spirit is torn between his oaths and obligations.

From shopkeeper's daughter to Comtesse de la Tresse, Marielle Matesse seems to have it all. But childless and with a husband who treats her like a fragile object, she longs for more. When English knight Ashby Fitz Waryn visits to learn about her husband's vineyards, Marielle is faced with a forbidden attraction.