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The Love Knot Paperback – 1 Jul 1999

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; New edition edition (1 July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751525227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751525229
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 3.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,361,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick has written over 20 historical novels sold in 18 languages worldwide. Her first novel, The Wild Hunt, won a Betty Trask Award, and The Scarlet Lion was nominated by Richard Lee, founder of the Historical Novel Society, as one of the top ten historical novels of the last decade. Elizabeth's nineteenth novel, To Defy a King, won the RNA Historical Novel Prize in 2011. THE SUMMER QUEEN, the first novel in her stunning Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy, will be followed by THE WINTER CROWN and THE AUTUMN THRONE.

Find out more at www.elizabethchadwick.com, Facebook/elizabeth.chadwick and on twitter: @Chadwickauthor

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An author who makes history come gloriously alive (THE TIMES)

One of Elizabeth Chadwick's strengths is her stunning grasp of historical detail...Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable (BARBARA ERSKINE)

The best writer of mediaeval fiction currently around (HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW)

The author blends authentic period detail with a modern convention for emotional drama (MAIL ON SUNDAY)

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* Whilst mediaeval England does battle against itself in the throes of civil war, a young midwife fights for her life in this hostile land.

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Feb. 2006
Format: Paperback
Elizabeth Chadwick is a wonderful writer of historical novels, managing to draw you back through time by her magic blending of words and accurate knowledge of her time periods.
She doesn't disappoint in 'The Love Knot'. Set in a turbulent period of English history, namely the Anarchy or first English Civil War of the 1100s, the two main characters give us a viewpoint of those people who were not quite of the nobility as well as offering a fascinating insight into medieval midwifery and superstitions through the eyes of Catrin, the heroine. Oliver is a different kind of hero, too, not immediately obvious. But his loyalty to his patron Robert of Gloucester and his steadfast nature as well as his need to love gets under your skin.
A brilliant book. Curl up in an armchair with a hot cup of tea and prepare to be taken back in time....
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Nov. 2000
Format: Hardcover
In true Chadwick form, "The Love Knot" transcends the genre with an epic tale of love and lust, loyalty and betrayal, and age-old traditions mix with 12th century law. Each page is full of rich and vivid color for the period. The historical accuracy of every aspect of the story was brought to vivid life and laid out simply to understand the politics of the time. Characters are well thought out and vibrant. Settings and costumes were not lacking in their rich detail. And old world traditions such as the meaning of a "love knot" bring more understanding of some of our modern day traditions. By the time I finished this book I was left enriched by the experience. "The Love Knot" is deservedly one of the best books that I've read so far this year and I will rush out to buy the others in Ms. Chadwick's collection.
~ Kemberlee Lugo, CompuServe Romance Reviews, Charter Member of RIO (Reviewers' International Organization), Copyrighted 2000
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Nov. 2000
Format: Paperback
Summer of the year 1140, Oliver and Catrin are drawn together through the horrors of civil war; their love grows but is then threatened. Oliver is taken prisoner and Catrin returns to the husband she mistakenly thought had died in battle. Torn between love and loyalty this is a story that will have you turning the pages quickly wanting to find out what happen If you love medieval historical romance this is definitely the book for you.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Gelderman on 24 Aug. 2003
Format: Hardcover
This story centers around Oliver Pascal, who returns home from a pilgrimage in the Holy Land, only to find that he has lost his lands to Flemish mercenaries, in the pay of King Stephen of England. He becomes a hearth knight for Rober of Gloucester, illegitimate brother to Empress Mathilda, hoping someday to regain his lands. He is a widower who lost his wife in childbirth.
He rescues Catrin from a razed village and brings her and young Richard, illegitimate royal son and half-brother to Robert of Gloucester, to Bristol. He and Catrin eventually fall in love, lose each other and come back together in time. But not before they undergo many adventures during the turbulent times of Prince Henry II and King Stephen.
This was a wonderful story, and I couldn't wait to read it at every opportunity. It portrays not only what life was like for the nobles but also for the common people in great, descriptive detail. A fantastic read! I found this book in a used book store and I'm very glad I bought it. Even though this title is out-of-print, it is worth finding! If you like/love medieval stories, this book is for you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Mar. 2007
Format: Hardcover
Much of Elizabeth Chadwick's research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, this is an early medieval re-enactment society. Her writing in recent books has become much more accomplished. She now writes about the period with the convictions of her obvious knowledge of the subject and has also made a subtle change from writing what were in effect historical love stories (nothing wrong with that) to historical novels with a love interest.

The book is set in 1140 and England has not settled down to life under the Normans. It is over 70 years since the bastard Duke William set foot on English soil, but hatred is still simmering in English hearts and this hatred breeds unrest and civil war. Oliver Pascal chances on a village raided by mercenaries and rescues the survivors. One of them, an orphaned boy is the illegitimate son of the old king and his mother's maid, a young widow call Catrin.

Oliver escorts them to Bristol Castle and they are accepted into the household of Robert of Gloucester. Catrin finds herself falling for Oliver, but she is bored with the frivolity of court life and when Etheldreda the old midwife offers to teach her the secrets of her ancient art, Catrin jumps at the chance. But the midwife's life is fraught with danger, not least in the appearance of two men who threaten the couples lives . . .

The author's style is slowly changing, to my way of thinking for the better, but what does remain constant is her knowledge of the period about which she writes and her ability to draw the reader into the story, until they could almost be there. This is a rare talent indeed.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Feb. 2004
Format: Paperback
A gripping novel where you just can't help but feel the love and anxiety between the two main characters, Oliver and Catrin, at the turn of each page. After falling in love with Jamie Fraser in Diana Gabldon's 5 novels, I didn't think I'd find another author who could captivate me so much - but I have. Elizabeth Chadwick has captured the essence of history within a carefully-woven tale. A must for all you true romantics out there.
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