I bought a copy of this book when it was first published in 1973 and it remains on my once a year "must read" list. The story of Red Adam and his lady Julitta is an exciting chronicle of romance, suspense, mystery, and contains the best descriptions of everyday medieval life ever put down on paper. Grace Ingram's tight, poetic prose puts to shame the modern ... that masquerades as historical romance fiction.
Mistaken for a peasant wench, Julitta di Montrigord is carried off one night by the drunken lord of Brentborough, Adam de Lorismond. To save her virtue, she knocks him silly with a stool. What she knocks into him, of course, is love. What follows is a most marvelous tale of coerced marriage that ripens into friendship and desire and the growing maturity of two young people who must learn to deal with villanious servants, abhorrent relatives and treacherous neighbors.
This author also wrote a book called Gilded Spurs and under the name of Doris Sutcliffe Adams wrote Power of Darkness, No Man's Son and The Price of Blood. None of these books, in my opinion, approaches the spectacular storytelling she achieves in Red Adam's Lady. Grace Ingram is a pseudonym and we have only two books under her name. Red Adam's Lady is a ten star romance. Grace, if you are still with us, give us one more!