Damsel in Distress

Damsel in Distress

by Shannon Drake

A DAMSEL IN DISTRESSAn enemy of ruth and powerful noblemen who would usurp the English crown, beautiful headstrong heiress Katherine de Montrain is forced to marry for her own protection-vowing to wed but never to submit to her handsome virile guardian, Lord Damian Montjoy.

A DASHING KNIGHTAn ally of the notorious Robin Hood, Lord Damian has dedicated his life to the fight against tyranny and injustice.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Romance
  • Rating: 3.64
  • Pages: 410
  • Publish Date: March 1st 1992 by Avon Books
  • Isbn10: 0380763524
  • Isbn13: 9780380763528

What People Think about "Damsel in Distress"

Set in 12th century England (mostly, though there are scenes in the Holy Land), in the reign of King Richard the Lion Heart and his brother, Prince John, this is a romance that will win your heart. Lord Damien Montjoy, one of Richard's faithful knights who would help the king retake Jerusalem, and one day return to England to be lord of his own castle, is rewarded by Richard for his valor with the adjoining lands of Lady Katherine ("Kat") de Montrain--and with the hand of the lady herself. Ah, but there are legends about the forests there...Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck, Lady Greensleeves and the Silver Sword!

The archers were led by their neighbor from Clifford Castle, Lord Damian Montjoy, dressed as whom the peasants called the Silver Sword. A couple of years later, Prince John was trying to take over the country and decided that Katherine's land would be a wise acquisition and agreed to let Raymond de la Ville marry Katherine. King Richard had heard some of what John was doing and sent Damian Montjoy home to marry Katherine. Damian arrived in time to rescue her from de la Ville, once again returning dressed as the Silver Sword. They stayed in her home for a few weeks and Damian was frustrated at times for not being able to find Kat. He found out from Robin that Kat had a tunnel from her room into the forest and that she was still delivering information about Prince John's activities to him. Damian decided to move Katherine into his home to prevent her from getting into more trouble. Prince John decided to attack Robin in the forest along with his army. She got to Robin's home in the forest and Marion told Kat that the Silver Sword and Damian were the same person. Kat decided to get back at Damian and captured him and took him to the same place that the Silver Sword had slept with her. Damian sent Kat home but she was overtaken by de la Ville. Kat's maid and another older seer sent home with him by King Richard found Damian. Damian's men along with Kat's people and Robin's, all were waiting to rid Katherine's home of Prince John and de la Ville's men.

The tale of how she begins to love Robin Hood and who she really is. It's set from the tale of Robin Hood and Lady Marian, his love. Well, when I requested this one from NG I was thinking okay, another Robin Hood related book. It is related to Robin Hood. It is this act, that propels Kat into the role of helping Robin. I'm proud that I got on NG even though I really don't like ebooks (no it's not that I don't like them, it's that I like print so much better).

I also think that I read a book by this author in the past and enjoyed it, so there you go...the perfect storm. I guess I would recommend it to those who never read an historical romance they didn't love or fans of the Robin Hood myth.

The Silver Sword has know for years who the Lady Greensleves really is, and is surprised when King Richard gives her and her lands in marriage to help retain the English throne.

Today, this author's success is reflected not just by reader response and the over 20 million copies of her books in print, but in many other ways. In addition to being a New York Times bestselling author, Heather has received numerous awards for her novels, including over 20 trade awards from magazines such as Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur, bestseller awards from B.