Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Deed by Lynsay Sands

Emma & Amaury's book

The Deed

By Lynsay Sands

Book Blurb:
An innocent young beauty finds herself the fulcrum of a struggle for feudal power. Along with her ample dowry, Emma finds herself promised to Amaury de Aneford, a landless knight whose able sword has preserved the King's crown-and whose rugged good looks make her heart skip a beat. But on the wedding day, as a rival knight gallops toward the bridal chamber, Amaury will find that making love to his naive new bride will take consummate skill. For in the conjugal bed, Emma is astonished to learn there is more to a wedding night than just a sound sleep-and more to true love than she's ever imagined. 

What a witty and fun read The Deed was. Poor Emma was so naive that she didn't understand what consummating the marriage meant exactly. Sure her husband slept with her one night but the only noise coming from the bed chamber was his snores. 

Emma's misunderstandings about many different things made me chuckle quite a few times.  After two years of marriage and with only one night of sleeping together Emma is desperate to have a child. She takes her plight to the king to see if he could order her husband to bed her. That time in court explaining her dilemma to the king was probably the most humourous part of the book. Here is a sample from last Tuesday's Teaser where I shared a few lines. 

Although the king does side with Emma, by the time the deed was to be completed, her husband passes away. The king then orders a knight, Amaury de Aneford to marry her. Of course Amaury hears about Emma's visit to see the king and immediately thinks that Emma must be an old hag. 

The bumbling antics these two encounter with their super quick wedding and then their growing love for each each made for a delightfully lovely read. I enjoyed from page one right until the end. 

You'll enjoy reading all about their growing care and love for each other and you can't help but have Emma win your heart over. The only thing I wish I could understand more clearly is why her first husband decided not to bed her. It seemed to be left in the air a bit and perhaps left to the reader to determine that answer. 

I am happy to have purchased this book during a time where proceeds are donated to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Avon sponsored the Kiss and Teal campaign. 

Teasers - black clothes, head injury, damiana concoction, moat swimming


Chrisbails said...

I also purchased this from the kiss and teal campaign. I purchased through bookperks and got 3 books, and ovarian cancer pamphlets fro $21. Got a Cathy Maxwell, Katharine Ashe, Lynsay Sands. Can't price for 3 books and goes for a great cause. Love to read and if it helps others, will always participate.

Michelle Bledsoe said...

I so enjoy Lynsay Sands's historicals. I haven't read this one yet, but it's on my list.

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