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The Lady Doth Protest (Leisure Historical Romance) Mass Market Paperback – 6 Mar 2005

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Leisure Books (6 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0843953926
  • ISBN-13: 978-0843953923
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,525,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars 8 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Klassel 6 Aug. 2014
By Shani-doe - Published on Amazon.com
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Nice story. I must say I do enjoy Ms. Klassel's characters and storylines very much. If you are familiar with She Who Laughs Last and Girl on the Run, you know you can expect a funny story. This book kept the same flavour, but a little more subtle (it's hard to out-funny Eben and Syrah) but at the same time I felt it stayed true to the time period and setting of the story. At the beginning I was worried that Lady Megge may come off like a shrew and Sir Olyver may come off a bit too cold, but I needn't have worried - Ms. Klassel kept them both, and the supporting characters, likable and real. The dialogue was natural and flowing, not choppy, and I like that the sex was kept to a reasonable degree instead of as unnecessary filler every few pages as some authors tend to do.

Overall a very well written story and I am looking forward to more from this author.
4.0 out of 5 stars I Loved Loved this Light-Hearted Romance!! 9 Aug. 2009
By Ryan Swanson - Published on Amazon.com
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Loved, Loved, loved, this book almost as much as Jennie Klassel's debut novel. The biggest problem I have with Ms. Klassel is that she literally dropped out of sight after these two books. If you like wit and great dialogue in your stories (a little low on steam, tho) I highly recommend her books.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive Story Telling - Original 18 Mar. 2005
By M. Rondeau - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Lady Megge was tired of being treated and bartered off as no more than a prize as a political favor for the King. Betrothed eight times since the age of nine, she'd been married and widowed three times and was yet still a virgin. Hearing that King Edward was again looking to find her a husband Megge felt she'd been docile enough and was bound and determined to finally take control of her own destiny.

By convincing the woman in Flete Castle, where she was the ward of Lord Humphrey, that they too had the right to demand more for themselves she convinced them to join with her in retaking her inheritance of Castle Rising. Megge explained that they could all have what they most fervently desired by withholding sexual favors and forcing their men folk to take notice. Even though still a virgin, she'd seen and heard enough to know that this alone could drive a man to his knees if they were not relived often enough.

King Edward sent his most formidable knight Sir Olyver to lay down a siege at the castle gates. Castle Rising was supposedly an unassailable fortress, but it would take Olyver more cunning than he'd learnt during his war campaigns to assail the beautiful and intelligent mistress who had already captured his heart!

*** This was a truly imaginative tale by a new author whom I plan to watch carefully. It was well written with witty dialogs and wonderfully crafted secondary characters featuring some really lovely relationships between the women as well as the main protagonists that were all quite endearing. You won't find a huge amount of explicit sex scenes but instead a lot of implied sexual activity that tends to get quite humorous. The negotiating correspondence that was written, along with the additional insinuated comments, were enormously funny and I found myself chuckling quite a bit in Klassels latest romp thru the middle ages. --- Marilyn, for [...] ---
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars magnificent medieval version of the Greek classic Lysistrata 27 Feb. 2005
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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King Edward's ward Lady Margaret de Languetot is tired of constantly being betrothed, but remaining a virgin as her eight suitors died before they reached the bedroom. Sick of the warring of men and wanting to finally gain control of her life and wealth, Lady Megge decides to rally the females from aristocrat to servant in a velvet siege and revolt at Castle Rising. The battle plan is simple no more sex until their demands are met.

King Edward sends his strongest knight Sir Olyver of Mannyngs, known as the Scourge of the Saracen and considered by many as a "Limb of Hell" to retake the castle from the feminist revolutionaries. Olyver obtains a pledge from his liege that when he succeeds in ending the revolt, he will be Megge's ninth and last groom for he plans to share her bed for decades (avoid that curse word lifetime as that has proven short for Megge's wannabe spouses).

This magnificent medieval version of the Greek classic Lysistrata stars a terrific heroine who is tired of being a GIRL ON THE RUN to her next selected soon to be dead husband. The ferocious warrior Olyver is her perfect counterpoint as he finds boudoir battles much more difficult than the Crusades. Olyver admires Megge's courage, pluck, and strategy knowing that SHE WHO LAUGHS LAST will be his forever beloved. Fabulously amusing historical romance with that delightful ancient Greek third leg twist.

Harriet Klausner
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing 16 Aug. 2005
By AK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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.
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