Nine betrothals and three dead husbands in her young life have made Lady Megge a bit tired of the whole courtship process. Before she can be tied to yet one more man she neither knows nor wants, she decides to take counter measures. All the women of Castle Rising go on strike, no sex until the men agree to their terms. The desperate men turn to Sir Olyver, who happens to be the next man chosen for Megge, though she does not know this, to end the siege and get their women back. The only way to penetrate an impenetrable castle, it would seem, would be to get through to Megge's heart. This is no mean feat. Megge is every bit as intelligent and determined as any man, with paragons such as Eleanor of Aquatane and Boudecia as her ideals.
*** Told in the manner of a classic Richard Burton or Katherine Hepburn movie, this quick witted page turner will keep you laughing until the end. ***
Amanda Killgore, Freelance Reviewer.