A Dove at Midnight. Rexanne Becnel. Buy This Book. I have always read romance novels and the Medieval period of history has fascinated me. A maiden’s self-imposed isolation makes her the seductive prize in a royal battle for power. Lady Joanna Preston lives cloistered behind the walls of a nunnery. A Dove At Midnight By Rexanne Becnel – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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The king, who wants to secure her inheritance by marrying her to one of his men in the heavily anti-John area her property is located in or the hero, Rylan Kempe, an influential baron in the same area and one of the chief outspoken rabble rousers against the king. Doreen rated it liked it Feb 18, Joana Preston lives at a priory after her father cast her aside when he begets a male heir from his second wife.

When Joanna’ s father and his wife and son died, Joanna becomes the sole heir. Their chemistry is sizzling. Her lands will make him extremely powerful and the king extremely nervous. Rylan who had bolstered the support of Yorkshire nobles against the King is unwilling to give up these lands to some nobleman who supports John. But even with that, you are still wrong about me. When Joanna’s father dies, his properties, land and fort is inherited by Joanna and the man she weds would command the land in the heart of Yorkshire.

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As heir to the sought-after Oxwich Castle, Joanna has vowed never to love or take a husband, A king who doesn’t want Rylan near This started off so strong. He suspects something sinister,but Joanna will not confide in him.

The point is that she is left as the only heir to her hated childhood home where her father was Midnigght. Patty rated it really liked it Aug 03, Some portions dragged a bit and the mysterious surrounding the mother’s suicide still not clearly linked. Refresh and try again.

According to the book you couldn’t fully take the veil until you were 20, unless you had a dowry.

What I really loved about the book was the language. Lady Joanna witnessed something truly terrible as a child. Nov 21, KatieV rated it liked it Shelves: A perfect plot that captures the very essence of the period that it is set in.

There is a point in the story where I despaired the first time I read this book since I could not figure out how Ms. Jun 24, Arlena rated it really liked it Shelves: Like many she was drawn to the religious life because of the lack of alternatives in society, although I think she did make an honest attempt to embrace the religious life.

I loved that movie. While growing up, Becnel lived for a tim Rexanne Becnel is the author of more than twenty historical romance and contemporary mainstream novels, many of which appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Its freshness when it was first published may have since been eclipsed by some recent, more nuanced novels set in the same time period.

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A Dove at Midnight by Rexanne Becnel was originally published in A Dove at Midnight is a wonderful Medieval romance which pits two strong characters against each other in a classic battle of fierce will and passionate emotion.

Beautiful and fiery, Joanna fights him every step of the way.

A Dove at Midnight by Rexanne Becnel

Set in medieval Britain, it tells the story of Lady Joanna Preston. She has no intention of leaving the convent. Mienight is resisting their unwanted, intense attraction to the other, for societal reasons as well as their unwillingness to give up control.

What he didn’t count on was his attraction to her and her ability becneo out think him. The love scenes in this novel are extremely sensual and powerful, in part because of the emotional surrender they represent for the characters. Angry at himself, Rylan is equally determined that their unwise actions should not change his plan.

Be ready for some interesting dynamics that will go on between Joanna and Rylan Rylan ends up abducting her when she midnihht leave with him willingly.