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Fall through time... Vacation to England. Check. Haunting castle ruins. Check. Proper English lord for a boyfriend. Well, almost check. Be careful what you wish for… Lucy Merriweather’s supposedly perfect boyfriend attempted to murder her during a visit to Blackford Castle. Falling through time to 1300s medieval England, she lands in a tangled heap at the feet of a tarn Fall through time... Vacation to England. Check. Haunting castle ruins. Check. Proper English lord for a boyfriend. Well, almost check. Be careful what you wish for… Lucy Merriweather’s supposedly perfect boyfriend attempted to murder her during a visit to Blackford Castle. Falling through time to 1300s medieval England, she lands in a tangled heap at the feet of a tarnished grumpy knight with secrets of his own and no time to spare for a crazy damsel in distress.


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Fall through time... Vacation to England. Check. Haunting castle ruins. Check. Proper English lord for a boyfriend. Well, almost check. Be careful what you wish for… Lucy Merriweather’s supposedly perfect boyfriend attempted to murder her during a visit to Blackford Castle. Falling through time to 1300s medieval England, she lands in a tangled heap at the feet of a tarn Fall through time... Vacation to England. Check. Haunting castle ruins. Check. Proper English lord for a boyfriend. Well, almost check. Be careful what you wish for… Lucy Merriweather’s supposedly perfect boyfriend attempted to murder her during a visit to Blackford Castle. Falling through time to 1300s medieval England, she lands in a tangled heap at the feet of a tarnished grumpy knight with secrets of his own and no time to spare for a crazy damsel in distress.

30 review for A Knight to Remember

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ursula

    Yeah.......nah! This Australian expression sums up my review. Modern American girl travels with rich, controlling and slightly creepy English boyfriend to England, where he proposes to her (after fat-shaming her constantly- although she does seem a trifle obsessed with eating unhealthy food). Said girl realises it would be a mistake (because you wouldn't make that decision BEFORE you hop on that all-expenses paid trans-Atlantic flight) and refuses. One thing leads to another, she is transported, Yeah.......nah! This Australian expression sums up my review. Modern American girl travels with rich, controlling and slightly creepy English boyfriend to England, where he proposes to her (after fat-shaming her constantly- although she does seem a trifle obsessed with eating unhealthy food). Said girl realises it would be a mistake (because you wouldn't make that decision BEFORE you hop on that all-expenses paid trans-Atlantic flight) and refuses. One thing leads to another, she is transported, somehow, back to the 1300's where boyfriend's ancestor, who looks a lot like boyfriend (after 700 years?) is also creepy and hates her. Shades of Outlander much? (to borrow an expression she used a lot in the book). It just didn't work for me. She baked sugar cookies and made Southern Fried Chicken for the knight and his men (yup, you guessed it, you-all, she was a Southern gal) and I am pretty sure a run-down castle in the middle of nowhere would not have had such a ready supply white flour and sugar in the 1300's, when flour was mostly very coarse and dark, and sugar was reserved for the rich. But I am ready to stand corrected! The story was just a bit weak and I didn't warm to the heroine at all. The hero was a generic, knight-type. No angst, just a few assassination attempts and a heroine who vomited all the time. I lost count of the number of times she barfed. Just- no.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    I really enjoyed this time travel romance. I liked the heroine, she made me laugh in places, good story so will go to the second one in this series.

  3. 4 out of 5

    MAP

    Dear readers, I would like to take you on my journey from page 1-50 of this book. "Hmmm, the heroine is kind of stupid." "Errr, the writing is a little childish. Is it because it's supposed to capture the way the heroine thinks?" "Oh, we've switched to a different POV character and the writing is still the same, so apparently not." "Uh - these sentences don't appear to have anything to do with each other. Who edited this? *checks publisher* CREATESPACE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING PLATFORM "Oh. No one. We Dear readers, I would like to take you on my journey from page 1-50 of this book. "Hmmm, the heroine is kind of stupid." "Errr, the writing is a little childish. Is it because it's supposed to capture the way the heroine thinks?" "Oh, we've switched to a different POV character and the writing is still the same, so apparently not." "Uh - these sentences don't appear to have anything to do with each other. Who edited this? *checks publisher* CREATESPACE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING PLATFORM "Oh. No one. Well that explains that." I then spent the rest of the book finding historical inaccuracies and wikipediaing the correct history. Which was much more fun that the book itself. Especially the heroine. I don't read a lot of romance, so this may be the first true blue TSTL one I've stumbled on, but by God she lives up to the title. All she does is vomit, giggle, and call people "buster" - because, you know, it's CUTE and EDGY that our MODERN heroine is calling medieval people buster! Adorable. Kill me. For anyone annoyed that I didn't provide the plot, here ya go: It's like Outlander, but even worse!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon

    This book started out feeling very contrived and implausible in getting Lucy into the position to be swept back in time. Once Lucy got to the past however the story did get better. Despite a few plot holes here and there, I did find the remainder of the story entertaining and quite liked Lucy and William as a couple. The ending was somewhat predictable and while the the story may not have kept me riveted to my seat, I did enjoy the gentle romance and am intrigued as to how the author plans to go This book started out feeling very contrived and implausible in getting Lucy into the position to be swept back in time. Once Lucy got to the past however the story did get better. Despite a few plot holes here and there, I did find the remainder of the story entertaining and quite liked Lucy and William as a couple. The ending was somewhat predictable and while the the story may not have kept me riveted to my seat, I did enjoy the gentle romance and am intrigued as to how the author plans to go forward with series. For this reason I may yet pick up book 2. All in all, enjoyable enough to give it 3 stars.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Angie ~aka Reading Machine~

    Lucy Merriweather is traveling to England for the first time with her boyfriend Simon Grey. She's always dreamed of coming to England cherishing her love of animals, food, and small children. Lucy has ignored her instincts about Simon yet she feels that this trip could change things for the better or be a complete disaster. Little did Lucy know that Simon had deadly plans for her. One moment she's in a wicked rain storm and the next she's under a dead body. William Brandon, is Lord of Blackford Lucy Merriweather is traveling to England for the first time with her boyfriend Simon Grey. She's always dreamed of coming to England cherishing her love of animals, food, and small children. Lucy has ignored her instincts about Simon yet she feels that this trip could change things for the better or be a complete disaster. Little did Lucy know that Simon had deadly plans for her. One moment she's in a wicked rain storm and the next she's under a dead body. William Brandon, is Lord of Blackford Castle, he's newly returned from fighting hoping that his longtime friend Clemont Grey doing his duty as steward. Sadly William learns that this is not the case at all and nothing has been prepared for his return. William's men believe that Lucy is a witch and want nothing to do with her. Lucy finds herself seven hundred years in the past without a way to return to the future. Someone is trying to harm Lucy and she's betting it's Clemont but William won't hear of it. Can Lucy prove it's Clemont? Can Lucy get back to her own time? Will William admit his feelings? Your answers await you in A Knight to Remember. Cynthia Luhrs has created a wonderful world and I'm so glad I got to experience it first hand. Like Ms. Luhrs' Shadow Walker Series this one focuses on time travel. The characters and story were rich, raw, flawed, honest, intriguing, and compelling. I'm definitely looking forward to more from this series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dottie

    This book was surprisingly entertaining. It was an easy light read. It had a good ending and left things open for more. I am looking forward to reading the next book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    *Spoiler Alert* Lucy isn't sure she wants to say with her current bf, but goes to England with him on a trip anyway to see if when he's in is homeland will she see the real him. Sadly the real him is worse then the rude jerk she's been dating. When Lucy says no to him when he asks her to marry him. He drugs her, marries her and attempts to murder her, all in the name of a curse on his family that he needs to break. This attempt at murder, sends Lucy back in time....to before the curse happens.... *Spoiler Alert* Lucy isn't sure she wants to say with her current bf, but goes to England with him on a trip anyway to see if when he's in is homeland will she see the real him. Sadly the real him is worse then the rude jerk she's been dating. When Lucy says no to him when he asks her to marry him. He drugs her, marries her and attempts to murder her, all in the name of a curse on his family that he needs to break. This attempt at murder, sends Lucy back in time....to before the curse happens....will Lucy get home? Will the curse get broken? Will it ever happen? I really liked this story, the writing at times was a tad repetitive, I will always pick up if you said the exact same thing about the exact same person or whatever in a book

  8. 5 out of 5

    Alicia

    I thought this book had a promising story line, unfortunately it fell short in the execution. The book felt disjointed and awkward, particularly in the interaction and conversations of its characters. For example this is a conversation between the two main characters (Lucy) "You know the hives in the gardens?" He (William) thought a moment. "The monks brought them from the abbey. Be careful of the gypsy woman. Many fear her." "I didn't tell her I was from the future... though she seemed to know." "I I thought this book had a promising story line, unfortunately it fell short in the execution. The book felt disjointed and awkward, particularly in the interaction and conversations of its characters. For example this is a conversation between the two main characters (Lucy) "You know the hives in the gardens?" He (William) thought a moment. "The monks brought them from the abbey. Be careful of the gypsy woman. Many fear her." "I didn't tell her I was from the future... though she seemed to know." "I made a donation of gold to the abbey." She smiled. "I sent one of the men to deliver scarves I crocheted for the monks to thank them for the bees. I adore honey." Is it just me or where they having two completely different conversations at the same time? And yet neither conversation was complete. If I were William and Lucy just said "I didn't tell the gyspy woman I was from the future" I would say something like "You spoke with the gypsy woman? What did she say to you? Why do you think she knows you are from the future?" If I were Lucy and William told me the hives were from the monks I would have segwayed into taking the scarves to them by saying something like "Yes, so and so told me the hives came from the monks, which is why I sent one of the men to deliver them scarves." But even if that conversation did make sense, mentioning the gypsy woman right then wouldn't have. William had never talked to Lucy about the gypsy woman before. As far as the reader knows, he doesn't know that Lucy knows a gypsy woman exists, let alone that she has met her. The book had some language. While it was a clean read (which I appreciate), it fell short of a romance for me. There wasn't a good build up of feelings between the main characters and I'm sorry, but saying they kissed doesn't cut it. The reader wants to know how they kissed.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Why does every book like this start with a girl falling threw time then being surrounded by men who want to rape her......then of course the Hero saves her and everyone names her a witch. I tried to give this a chance, I really did but just couldn't get over the choppy writing, someone with serous ADHD wrote this. Jumpy and all over would describe the writing.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Asteropê

    I was expecting a bit more given the 5 star ratings. More depth, more romance, and better quality. The concept is not bad, but the execution was lacking, IMO. I don't mind the romance was clean, but the insta-love and lack of any depth and build-up between the hero and heroine didn't please me. It's also not very authentic time-period wise. It didn't feel like medieval times apart from the superficial - knight, castle, etc. The heroine didn't even try to adapt to the times, but brought the futur I was expecting a bit more given the 5 star ratings. More depth, more romance, and better quality. The concept is not bad, but the execution was lacking, IMO. I don't mind the romance was clean, but the insta-love and lack of any depth and build-up between the hero and heroine didn't please me. It's also not very authentic time-period wise. It didn't feel like medieval times apart from the superficial - knight, castle, etc. The heroine didn't even try to adapt to the times, but brought the future to the past (making cookies, etc). Also, I wish it was explained if her doing things in the past, messed with the future (or rather the present) - what the consequences were, etc. In most time-travels you can't tell those in the past about certain things because it can alter the course of history. But she introduces concepts not known at those times, and there's little discussion on the implications or consequences. If, instead of going into the past, she went to a parallel universe, set in the past than everything is fine because it's not messing with our timeline. But I don't think that's what's happening here. So, these issues come off to me as a bit sloppy. Perhaps the other books explain it, but I think it should have been mentioned in book #1. I might read the other two of the series, but now I know not to expect anything amazing, so I probably won't be as disappointed in the future. I think the author has promise, but needs to work on polishing things up a bit more.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    ** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.** Holy wow-ness. Cynthia Luhrs completely knocked 'A Knight to Remember' out of the park. I literally could not put it down. The storyline was absolutely awesome. Plus, it has castles. Who doesn't love castles? I'm not one to read historical books, mainly due to the confusing language that is used. But with this book, I was taken back in time alongside Lucy, and I could follow the story. Lucy made the perfect lead. She is s ** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.** Holy wow-ness. Cynthia Luhrs completely knocked 'A Knight to Remember' out of the park. I literally could not put it down. The storyline was absolutely awesome. Plus, it has castles. Who doesn't love castles? I'm not one to read historical books, mainly due to the confusing language that is used. But with this book, I was taken back in time alongside Lucy, and I could follow the story. Lucy made the perfect lead. She is smart (except when it comes to men), has a great sense of humor, she's compassionate towards others and she has a unique ability of reasoning regarding her actions. Simon was an egotistical and arrogant ass. Plain and simple. William was quite different. As the story played out, I liked William more and more. Albin was a great little guy. He and Thomas were quite the helpful and devoted pair. My favorite quote: "Fairy tales do come true. Happily ever after exists, but only if you're willing to fight for it." This is definitely a series I'll follow, 'A Merriweather Sisters Time Travel'. A must add to your tbr list. Highly recommended.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    I really wanted to like this book so very much since time travel is one of my favorites genre. However, after reading so many books from this genre, I feel that this book is lacking in many departments (sorry).

  13. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    3.5 stars

  14. 5 out of 5

    The Bookend Family

    Romance and English Knights.... 4 out of 5 stars Review by: Stacy Palm I have a serious guilty pleasure for historical romances, and this book had me all wrapped up in warmth and cozy, good feelings this past blistery autumn weekend. If you are anything like me you've read a thousand and one romances where something happens and someone is transported back in time to some era where they meet the love of their life and must decide between staying or finding a way home. This all became popular with on Romance and English Knights.... 4 out of 5 stars Review by: Stacy Palm I have a serious guilty pleasure for historical romances, and this book had me all wrapped up in warmth and cozy, good feelings this past blistery autumn weekend. If you are anything like me you've read a thousand and one romances where something happens and someone is transported back in time to some era where they meet the love of their life and must decide between staying or finding a way home. This all became popular with one of my absolutely favorite novels, The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, and started this new type of historical romance where past and present are blended together. Which leads to the question, why should you read this one? To answer that question you need to understand that I love escapism reading, and the way I judge books are on my ability, or lack of ability, to put the book down. In this case, I started reading late into the evening and had planned to just read a little before heading to bed. Before I knew it my clock was telling me it was 3am and I was considering the ramifications of staying up all night to read vs. my ability to function in the morning. While the basic premise of the book may sound familiar, it is the characters that bring a story to life, and this book has some fascinating characters. Lucy Merriweather is a bookish introvert, who has been dating someone, Simon, she is not 100% confident is the right one for her. Simon is fabulously rich and heir to an actual English castle, and has invited Lucy to spend some time with him visiting England. Lucy agrees in that a.) She has always wanted to see England, and b.) She wants extended time with Simon to see if she should continue the relationship or end it on good terms. I do not want to give anything away so I will say that the plot thickens and quickly grabs the reader and pulls them into this world. The author truly knows how to write a good romance and knows how to hold readers attention. The story never fell short, never felt rushed, and never lost tempo. The world was very much brought to life in my mind and was vividly written. So it is for all those reasons that you should read this book. I've read some brilliant books in my life and some really crappy ones, and this one is a good one if you enjoy gushy romances without any vulgarity. One more thing, while this book is part of a series, it ties up nicely and the story is completely satisfying. Full reviews available at: http://www.thebookendfamily.weebly.com

  15. 4 out of 5

    Shaly

    I usually enjoy reading time travel books, this..eh not so much. Truthfully it was Lucy, she ruined what should have been an enjoyable read. I swear all she did was cry and run away the entire story! Then listening to town gossip and taking it as the gospel truth just made her even stupider! She trusted William to give her a place to live, to give her a personal guard, to give her gold whenever she wanted to buy something or have something made, but distrusted him when it came to his honor and l I usually enjoy reading time travel books, this..eh not so much. Truthfully it was Lucy, she ruined what should have been an enjoyable read. I swear all she did was cry and run away the entire story! Then listening to town gossip and taking it as the gospel truth just made her even stupider! She trusted William to give her a place to live, to give her a personal guard, to give her gold whenever she wanted to buy something or have something made, but distrusted him when it came to his honor and loyalty...all because of gossip! Give me a break..she's from the future! She should have known there are multiple sides to every story! So, no I didn't enjoy this as much as I could have if the heroine was stronger and more of a fighter, which Lucy wasn't.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bettye McKee

    A delicious time travel medieval romance Lucy Merriweather and Simon Grey, Lord Blackford, are visiting England. Lucy is trying to decide whether or not to continue the relationship and this trip will give them a chance to get to know one another better. When they visit Blackford Castle, Lucy realizes their differences are too great to overcome. When Simon proposes, Lucy turns him down. However, Simon has other plans for Lucy. I love time travel stories, and this one is very entertaining. The time A delicious time travel medieval romance Lucy Merriweather and Simon Grey, Lord Blackford, are visiting England. Lucy is trying to decide whether or not to continue the relationship and this trip will give them a chance to get to know one another better. When they visit Blackford Castle, Lucy realizes their differences are too great to overcome. When Simon proposes, Lucy turns him down. However, Simon has other plans for Lucy. I love time travel stories, and this one is very entertaining. The time travel part takes place in 1307, a date which holds significance to all concerned.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Maria Dodd

    As always with Cynthia Luhrs' books the characters draw you in as they are so well written. The twist in time was handled well and the plot kept moving along and bringing in interesting tidbits. You almost find yourself sitting back and wondering what you remember from history lessons before junping back in. I have a tendency to overthink so occasionally got caught up in thinking about time travel paradox theories. Don't go there - enjoy the ride. I can't wait for the next book to find out the ans As always with Cynthia Luhrs' books the characters draw you in as they are so well written. The twist in time was handled well and the plot kept moving along and bringing in interesting tidbits. You almost find yourself sitting back and wondering what you remember from history lessons before junping back in. I have a tendency to overthink so occasionally got caught up in thinking about time travel paradox theories. Don't go there - enjoy the ride. I can't wait for the next book to find out the answer to some of the questions raised in this book. A good enjoyable read. I was given this ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review........always a pleasure. Thank you

  18. 4 out of 5

    Maree Repa

    Such an amazing book this is. I thoroughly enjoyed it not even putting it down even once today! Such a gorgeous English tale of there where about of Lucy Meriweather. A great exciting, romantic time travel to enjoy. When Lucy left her hometown, South Carolina and ventured to to England with boyfriend, Simon Grey to visit his family castle, Blackford. After many arguments there having him proposed to her. Lucy, left in a quite angered. She then caught in a severe thunderstorm , which led to her ti Such an amazing book this is. I thoroughly enjoyed it not even putting it down even once today! Such a gorgeous English tale of there where about of Lucy Meriweather. A great exciting, romantic time travel to enjoy. When Lucy left her hometown, South Carolina and ventured to to England with boyfriend, Simon Grey to visit his family castle, Blackford. After many arguments there having him proposed to her. Lucy, left in a quite angered. She then caught in a severe thunderstorm , which led to her tin travel back to 1307. I just so enjoyed this book. Such a beautiful romance between these two great characters, Lucy and William. I would recommend this book to all of my friends too!!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    This was a cute read. William was a sweetheart and Lucy was funny. The heat factor was a negative ten though. But if you're into that sort of thing, this is the book for you. I'm not, however, so I was disappointed and for that reason, won't be continuing with this series.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Laura Rash

    I loved this book! Highly entertaining & quick paced. Like a newer version of Outlander with crochet hooks & sugar cookies added! Left me wanting to know what else is in store for Lucy & the Merriweather sisters!! I loved this book! Highly entertaining & quick paced. Like a newer version of Outlander with crochet hooks & sugar cookies added! Left me wanting to know what else is in store for Lucy & the Merriweather sisters!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Vikki Vaught

    My Musings This is an interesting time travel romance. I liked the characters a great deal. My only problems were with a few minor plot holes that an editor should have caught, but they were not enough to take away from my reading enjoyment. Happy reading!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Diane Horne

    A Knight To Remember More suspense than romance, but in all a very good story..One stupid spot with Lucy was the only flaw..Otherwise a good book

  23. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Hicks

    An interesting story line, but I could not stand the characters or the historical inaccuracies.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I am very torn as to how to rate this book. There was a lot to like about this novel, but it was not without its problems. It took a little bit for me to get into the author's writing style. She tends to jump around a lot which leads to gaps in the story, leaving one to wonder if those gaps will ever be addressed later on in the story. Also, at times, it seemed like the author's vision of a scene did not fully translate into words so the reader could experience the same vision. There were a few I am very torn as to how to rate this book. There was a lot to like about this novel, but it was not without its problems. It took a little bit for me to get into the author's writing style. She tends to jump around a lot which leads to gaps in the story, leaving one to wonder if those gaps will ever be addressed later on in the story. Also, at times, it seemed like the author's vision of a scene did not fully translate into words so the reader could experience the same vision. There were a few times I literally said, "Wait....what???" And I would have to reread a passage to understand what she was trying get across. Sometimes it still didn't make sense. And, once again, this would lead to that feeling of awkwardness or jumpy gaps in the story. If I were to rate this book merely on the first 50 pages, it would be a lower rating. I didn't feel it was a great set up to the main theme...which is the main character Lucy traveling back in time. For me, the book had a rough start, but once the story really got going, I found it quite enjoyable! I couldn't always follow or get behind Lucy's logic and internal dialogue, however. Many times I would find myself scratching my head as to why she was thinking or doing certain things. But, I chalk that up to character flaws. On the plus side, the book is very fast paced! This is a quick and at times, very charming read! It is not bogged down with detail. And, there is a very sweet PG romance going on in the pages. On the down side, this is a very fast paced book....to the point where gaps are very noticeable throughout. If you are looking for a deep romance with well fleshed out characters, this book isn't for you. But, if you want a quick, light, airy read that leaves great feeling at the end, then, this book IS for you. I wavered between 3 and 4 stars on this one, so I will go straight down the middle and give this one 3.5 stars. Ultimately, the author won me over. I did like the story overall, and it had a satisfying ending, with a good set up to the rest of her series. I will be continuing on to the next book, *Knight Moves* in the future!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    Lucy Merriweather found out the old saying 'to be careful what you wish for' because sometimes you just may get more than you bargained for to be true. In A Knight to Remember she dreamed of a knight, a castle in England and the happy ever after ending. She dated Simon Grey, an English nobleman that owned Blackford Castle with a long history. After Simon deceived her she fell through time to the year 1307. William Brandon, Earl of Blackford's men found her and her time travel adventure began wit Lucy Merriweather found out the old saying 'to be careful what you wish for' because sometimes you just may get more than you bargained for to be true. In A Knight to Remember she dreamed of a knight, a castle in England and the happy ever after ending. She dated Simon Grey, an English nobleman that owned Blackford Castle with a long history. After Simon deceived her she fell through time to the year 1307. William Brandon, Earl of Blackford's men found her and her time travel adventure began with another villainous Grey, a plot of deceit and lots of adjustment for a modern day girl to adjust to Medieval England. I love Alvin and his childlike ways and his desire to be a man to protect his Lady Lucy. I love a good time travel and this one had two bad guys to make it even more fun and interesting.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Judy Lewis

    SWEET READ !!! Title: A Knight to Remember Series: Merriweather Sisters Time Travel Designation: Book One, Full-Length Standalone, NO Cliffhanger Author: Cynthia Luhrs Reading Platform: Kindle Edition My Rating: Four Delightfully Entertaining Stars**** Several days ago I happened upon a free download from Amazon for a time travel romance. Well, that got my attention. I adore time travel, completely smitten with medieval English knights, totally enamored with any genre that contains romance and always a SWEET READ !!! Title: A Knight to Remember Series: Merriweather Sisters Time Travel Designation: Book One, Full-Length Standalone, NO Cliffhanger Author: Cynthia Luhrs Reading Platform: Kindle Edition My Rating: Four Delightfully Entertaining Stars**** Several days ago I happened upon a free download from Amazon for a time travel romance. Well, that got my attention. I adore time travel, completely smitten with medieval English knights, totally enamored with any genre that contains romance and always a sucker for a free read. Admittedly, I'd never heard of Cynthia Luhrs but at the time, it had 56 reviews with the majority of them being positive. I even read the free sample which never includes much but does give me a general feel for the author's overall style and flow. I can generally glean sufficient information from the first few pages, allowing me to make an informed decision about the book. Obviously, I was duly impressed and decided to give Cynthia Luhrs an opportunity to entertain me for a few hours. And that she did! A Knight to Remember is the first release in a three novel collection entitled the Merriweather Sisters Time Travel Series. This book is a full-length standalone coming in at 233 actual numbered pages and does NOT include a cliffhanger. I found the story to be imaginative, fast-paced, easy to follow, well-crafted and exceptionally well edited. The narrative is beautifully written in the third person with primary perspectives from the two protagonists, beautiful introverted Lucy Merriweather from present day North Carolina and handsome, gruff, medieval knight William Brandon, now Lord of Blackford. But we also get a small peek into the twisted envious mind of the antagonist, dastardly Clement Grey, childhood friend and current Steward of Lord Blackford. There is a second antagonist, Simon Grey who is Lucy's boyfriend and the present day Lord of Blackford, but I don't recall there being a perspective from him included in the story, just from his evil ancestor Clement. Obviously, since the heroine travels 700 years into the past to the year 1307, the story also includes a historical element. Not much, but enough to be convincing which I thought was well done. Historical romance has never been my favorite genre simply because I'm unfamiliar with the correct use of language and terminology but I was able to easily follow the dialogue in this story which I found to be well executed, realistic and at times, quite humorous. But without a doubt, my favorite component of this story is the fascinating cast of characters. I thought them to be interesting as well as very engaging. If I'm not drawn into a story by its characters, then it's usually a deal-breaker for me but I found myself immediately liking Lucy Merriweather and completely caught up in her plight. As a born and bred Southern Belle myself, it was easy for me to identify with the naive and inexperienced young woman who was more the shy bookworm and homebody than the experienced outgoing debutante girlfriend type. Although this story is classified as a romance, there was very little romance. lol... And there was no sex at all...zip... none...nada. There was heated attraction, obvious mutual attraction and quite a few steamy kisses but that's pretty much it. Hey, what can I say? I like a little sex to spice things up and was somewhat disappointed to discover there was none. Generally, I only read romance that at least includes a little sex but I truly didn't notice there were no sex scenes until after I finished the book. lol... And what does that tell me? That the author did a fabulous job of entertaining me and surprisingly, without any sex. Color me impressed! There were a few curse words and I do mean very few; I could count them on maybe four fingers. So, yes, I would agree with the author's rating; this book is a safe read for young adults, twelve and older. When rating and reviewing a book, there are always several questions I ask myself. First, did I like this book? Absolutely! Second, was there anything I didn't like about the book? Not really. In some of the reviews, there seemed to be some confusion over the actual time travel aspect of the story. Hey, folks, this is fiction, and time travel isn't real, so it stands to reason it may be a little confusing. Actually, I think I understood it rather well since there was also a slight supernatural spin on the events. It's really simple but I'm a simple sort of girl. There was a terrible storm with a lot of lightning that apparently opened a time portal and there was a curse involving the location of events, past and present which are explained in the book. Obviously, there were paranormal forces at work as well and those were never really explained. It was all a bit mysterious but all time travel is a bit mystical and perplexing, don't you think? Again, it's not supposed to be realistic, it's fiction simply meant to entertain. I don't want to give spoilers but the only plot hole I found was the fact a curse was mentioned but we never found out who actually cast the curse. We found out why but not by whom. Third, would I recommend this book? You bet! If you're in the market for a sweet time travel romance, then I suggest giving it a try. Fourth, will I read this author again? I can honestly say, this may have been my first time reading Cynthia Luhrs work, but it definitely won't be my last. And finally, was I entertained? Completely entertained. Once I began reading, I was immediately drawn into the story and could not stop until I reach the end. It was several hours well spent and which I enjoyed immensely. Great entertainment!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Delanie Slattery

    I really should stop trying to read time travel romances because I never really like them. I'm sure this is a great book if you like this genre.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Inna

    Didn’t finish, this book is not well written.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Booklovinglady

    I didn't much like the beginning, set in the present; it went on far too long for my liking. But I guess it was necessary for the time travelling bit. The historical part was sweet though :-)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Mystery and intrigue I love time travel novels and this one did not disappoint. I loved the characters and the bits of history mixed in there. I am so glad I have the next one to start on.

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