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Kimberly Gelderman

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (26 of 29)
Location: Spring Lake, MI USA
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 255,910 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 29
To The Castle by Joan Wolf
To The Castle by Joan Wolf
This novel isn't in the same league as her other novels, especially her Dark Ages Series and NO DARK PLACE & THE POISONED SERPENT. The story follows Nell de Bonvile and Roger de Roche and how and why they came to be together in the era of the War of the Roses between King Stephen and Maude. They were thrown together by chance when Roger's original betrothed, Sybilla de Bonvile, Nell's older sister dies. Her father continues the wedding plans with Nell as her replacement. Never mind that she has been convent raised from a young age.

The story continues to follow their lives together in a rather mundane fashion. Parts of the book seemed unrealistic such as the husband waiting for… Read more
Housecarl by Laurence J. Brown
Housecarl by Laurence J. Brown
This is another worthy story about Harold I & William of Normandy which will culminate into the Battle of Hastings, October 14, 1066. The characters are realistically portrayed, even the fictional ones, such as Ranulf Redbeard, personal champion and housecarl of King Harold. Several events led up to the inevitable historical battle of 1066 and the characters endure almost all of them.

King Harold is beset by dreams that would unfortunately come true. After being held prisoner by William in Normandy in 1064 for several months his only escape becomes coercion by William that he swears allegiance, on holy relics, to him especially when he comes to claim the English throne. As a… Read more
Knights Of The Round Table Geraint by Gwen Rowley
I have read or aspire to read everything in historical fiction concerning Arthurian or spin-off stories from this "legend." In this novel, Geraint and Enid are showcased as very like individuals with the exception that Enid has three magical gifts endowed upon her by The Lady of the Lake. These gifts are a beauty that men find endlessly appealing, the strength of ten men and the ability to cloak or camouflage herself from the eyes of those she does not wish to be seen by.

When Geraint meets his wife she is battling two ruffians. Impressed by Enid's skill and beauty he decides he must marry this woman as he will have her no other way. She is not to be trifled with, however, a few… Read more

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