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Nd the strong and stoic Guilhem might be too difficult a task for even her strong will Guilhem is immediately drawn to Alinor s fiery spirit all the so after he happily learns she isn t a real nun but he daren t make her his own because of a secret shame staining his past The two are drawn together as ueen Eleanor and Prince Edward s political web closes in around them Finally their mutual passion is too potent to ignore Medieval historical romance can be a tricky genre for the modern author to negotiate These days the hero must be than simply handsome strong and rich He must also be intelligent compassionate and if not actually feminist at least willing to Concede That Should Be Treated With that women should be treated with respect This is a tall order for a thirteenth century knight even a fictional one Similarly the heroine is no longer allowed to be a doe eyed object of desire but must be an adventuress in her own right Meriel Fuller makes an admirable effect to tell a thirteenth century story for a twenty first century audience Alinor is independent and feisty and is also a target for the casual violence against women that was very much a part of her world Guilhem admires Alinor for unconventional behavior but even he uses his size and sex to intimidate her To his credit he is afterwards ashamed of his dishonorable behavior What Fuller creates in Commanded by the French Duke is a fantasy of medieval romance where the hero follows a code of chivalry updated for the twenty first century Just overwhelmingly meh The synopsis made this sound like an exciting story but even though stuff happened it was boring instead of entertaining Part of the issue was that the heroine spent most of the time throwing tantrums instead of actually doing anything It also seemed to suffer from plotting issues At around chapter 12 I was wondering how there were going to be another eight chapters The answer was the author introduced what felt like an entirely new plot line that was then uickly and poorly resolved view spoilerThe ending felt very rushed to me and this could have used an epilogue to actually show them in a happy relationship hide spoiler The plot seemed interesting enough at first glance and being the sucker I am for historicals of all varieties I dove in I kind of wish I hadn tThe book wasn t bad at least not outright It was pretty ok in the beginning a bit confusing if I m honest with how it opened and honestly the way the heroine reacted to the knights went from understandable to ridiculous in no time And to have the Prince Edward hit her even though she had turned hysterical by then really bugged me but so that the hero just it brushed away like it was nothing even though he regretted not being able to move her away from Edward in time to sof. When Alinor encounters Bianca's handsome brother Guilhem Duc d'Attalens it's not just her life that's in danger Alinor finds herself powerless to resist Guil.

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Commanded by the French DukePassionate poignant and pleasing best describe Fuller S Newest Medieval Romance RT Book Reviews newest medieval romance RT Book Reviews was okay Some parts moved along pretty s newest medieval romance RT Book Reviews It was okay Some parts moved along pretty Some parts were lacking Not too crazy about the dialogue Horrible Just horrible Incredible lack of characterization Current day language in the mouths of medieval people I finished it by skimming because I just couldn t stand it The ending was abrupt and I didn t realize for a moment that it had in fact ended Just ugh It was an enjoyable read till the end The book just abruptly ends The author could have ed expanded and developed the story better therefore she missed some good opportunities Non del tutto risolto La cosa pi divertente stata capire come mai i sovrani Enrico ed Eleonora avevano un figlio ed erede di nome Edoardo E uesto perch senza guardare le date pensavo ad Enrico II ed Eleonora d Auitania ma naturalmente bastata una ricerca su Google per risolvere il problemaL inizio del romanzo molto efficace perch Alinor si presenta come una donna tostissima Poi il ritmo e l efficacia diminuiscono e il finale davvero troppo sbrigativo e deludente Dal momento che il filone pi propriamente storico non trova soluzione possibile che ci sia un seguitoTeresa Siciliano A good story with a likeable hero and heroine Guilhem was strong and honourable and Alinor was courageous and loyal even prepared to protect her friends in the face of impossible odds Prince Edward s display of violence towards the heroine was a little disturbing but I suppose it was in keeping with what is known of the Prince s sometimes short temper and Guilhem came through for her The historical characterisation of the Prince Edward and the setting had historical accuracy which was good The first 34 of the book consisted of a strong plot but a sub plot was introduced two thirds of the way through and was not explored fully to a satisfactory conclusion The book ended suddenly I do feel that other areas could have been explored fully For example the come uppance for the wicked step mother and step brother Although we know they were called to account by ueen Eleanor it was skimmed over There were little niggles Guilhem camped with his soldiers in enemy territory without setting a lookout surely an elementary mistake And my little pet hate relationships complicated because of a lack of a little communicationDespite these niggles I did enjoy the story overall A reasonably good read A broken axel on a narrow bridge put Lady Alinor of Claverstock and her cartload of abbey grain right in the path of the formidable Guilhem Duc d Attalins Lady Alinor is not one to back down from a challenge whether working at the nunnery nursing the sick or defending the abbey s grain against Prince Edward s soldiers Mastering her feelings arou. One knight to capture her heart Alinor of Claverstock takes her life in her hands when she rescues Bianca d'Attalens from her stepmother's evil clutches But.

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