Harlequin HQN, Jan 2008, $6.99
In 1204 Lady Elizabeth d'Averette travels through the Midlands to her home in Kent. When her party is attacked by an organized gang, Irishman Sir Oliver de Leslille rescues her. He offers to escort Elizabeth and retinue to a nearby nunnery.
Lizette is in awe of her hero until she learns Sir Oliver is Finn, a low life thief who steals from women their jewelry and kisses. Finn knows he must rescue his brother, incarcerated by Lord Wimarc, but has no reasonable plan as to accomplishing his mission. Apparently, Lord Wimac’s men were the ones who attacked Elizabeth’s party. When she learns of the plight of Finn’s sibling, she offers her help in a dangerous ploy. They masquerade as a newly married couple to gain entrance into Wimac’s stronghold so as to free his brother and learn why the villain wants to abduct Lizette.
Medieval romance fans will not be shocked to find out that Margaret Moore’s latest historical KNAVE’S HONOR is a wonderful tale. The exciting story line contains two strong protagonists with Finn being a unique fascinating knave. The villain is over the top of meanness leading to fans rooting even more for Lady Elizabeth and Finn the thief to defeat Wimac. Their falling in love while fighting against the odds make Ms. Moore’s marvelous medieval must reading for the sub-genre audience.