|Knights (1996) [Novel]|
by Linda Lael Miller
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Deserted by uncaring parents, five-year-old Megan has only her beloved doll to care for, until she steps through a gate in time to the wondrous world of thirteenth-century England, where she becomes Gloriana, Lady of Kenbrook.... Betrothed as a child to Dane St. Gregory, fifth baron of Kenbrook, Gloriana has not seen her husband in more than ten years. When he returns finally from the battlefield, her hopes for a perfect union are cruelly dashed: he has brought with him the fragile, ethereally beautiful Mariette de Troyes, whom he intends to make his wife. Much to the lovely Gloriana's dismay, she learns that the baron plans to annul their marriage and dispatch her to a nunnery. Even worse, she is deeply attracted to the very man who has deemed her unworthy to be his wife. Fortunately, Gloriana finds a friend in Elaina, Dane's mysterious sister-in-law, a woman cloistered away due to her strange behavior. But behind her eccentric facade Elaina conceals much: the knowledge that Gloriana has been sent to the Kenbrook clan to save them from certain doom. Gloriana prays fervently that Elaina's wisdom may help her to win Dane's heart and unravel the mystery of her own origin. Only then can the house of Kenbrook be spared from the calamitous future Elaina has foreseen, terrible events that will surely occur without Gloriana's powerful, inspiring love. Entranced by her spellbinding beauty and her magnificent will, Dane cannot resist Gloriana's potent charm, while Gloriana falls more and more passionately in love with her valiant swordsman. But scarcely have they known the magic of their mutual ardor when they are torn asunder: Gloriana falls across the chasm of time and returns most unwillingly to the future. Trapped centuries apart, Gloriana and Dane suffer the torment of their longing, knowing that only their love for one another and the strength of their desire can reunite them at last.
Original title: Knights
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Fantasy and Science Fiction Romance→ Time Travel