Updated: Dec 26, 2022
I would like to start this post off by saying that I was sent this book by A.M. Westerling to give my honest review.
Title: A Knight for Love
Author: A.M. Westerling
Publisher: Books We Love, LTD.
Publication Date: 2013
Haunted by memories of the 7th Crusade, Warin de Taillur vows to lay down his sword and embrace the monastic life. But first, rescuing an urchin abandoned by a French roadside will be the initial step in his absolution. When he discovers the urchin is a young noble woman in need of protection, against his better judgment he agrees to return her home to England. Love for her soon overwhelms him but it’s a love he must hold at bay for he has nothing to offer her other than a scarred heart.
Driven from her home, Caperun Keep, by a deceitful aunt, Alyna Caperun must place her trust in the brooding Crusader who rescues her. As the only means to recover her castle and at the king’s command, she consents to marrying the knight, Warin de Taillur, even though she knows he could never love her for anything other than the lands and castle she brings to the marriage. Knows too, he battles demons not even she can fathom.
Will they find love? Or will Warin’s past destroy any chance they have of finding happiness together?
First off I loved this book. This book was quite unlike any of the other books of A.M. Westerling's that I have read and I loved it. I really enjoyed reading about Warin and Alyan's love story and "watching" it grow.
I loved being able to learn something new from this book. With the Crusades while I learned a little in school I had to look up things as I was reading this just so that I understood a little more. Their love story was really well written and even though they didn't fall in love and marry in the conventional way. The way that they did fall in love was truly amazing to see. Even though Alyna thinks that his only goal in the marriage is the lands and the castle, she still falls for him and doesn't want to tell him. Warin, while only wanted to return her home safe, ends up falling in love. He works tirelessly to gain control of her castle for her and in turn falls deeper in love with her. I can't really say much more without giving away to much of the story-line, but you can be assured that it is a amazing book and well worth the read.
This book was truly amazing. I love that I can read it over and over. I leave you with a quote from page 301, "'I love you.' Unsure of his reaction, she said it very softly. The simple admission filled her with such relief, such joy, that she clung to him tightly for if she were to let go, she would float up and disappear into the sky."
Have you read my other reviews of A.M. Westerling Books?