Dunstan is a common-born knight originally from the region of Crozby in the Kingdom of Penruddock. Orphaned as a child, he enlists as a man-at-arms at the age of sixteen and travels to a colonial outpost to defend it against attacks. After twelve years, he won not only the rank of knight but also that of knight commander. He's finally ready to return to Crozby and claim his parents' farmstead when he's called upon to rescue Annagret, the young daughter of a blacksmith. Annagret has been kidnapped by a renegade knight named Sir Arnold who plans to sell her to slavers as payback for her rejection of his dishonorable attentions. In the struggle, Arnold is killed. Dunstan and Annagret are forced to remain together overnight due to a terrible storm. When he returns her to her father the next day and delivers Arnold's body to the outpost commander with a report of what occurred. the tongues begin to wag. Annagret's reputation, which was heretofore spotless, is ruined. Dunstan offers marriage but she rejects it, not wanting to burden him with a common-born wife who can bring him little when he might now seek the daughter of a knight or an earl and increase his status and standing in the future. But the tongues still wag and Dunstan must make a practical choice. Will true love ever find its way?
Dunstan, A Knight of Crozby is book 2 in her soon to be called Knights of Pendurrock series, we meet Dunstan a commoner who worked his way up to knighthood. After a kidnapping of the blacksmith's daughter by a fellow knight ends up in murder nasty rumors rise up about him and the blacksmith's daughter Annagret. Dunstan offers a proposal to her to stop the rumors and save her dignity. Annagret rejects, but when a return to Pendurrock arises another proposal of convenience is offered and Annagret accepts this time, but can a marriage of convenience turn into love?
Henry writes Dunstan in the 1st person which is a switch from her normal 3rd person perspective. It works well, though as Dunstan is a gobble up book to read. It is such sweet enchanting tale.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ronnda Eileen Henry is originally from Michigan and was raised in California and Virginia. She read a lot of history, biography, science fiction, and Regency romances when she was young, and her two favorite authors are Jane Austen and Aleksandra Layland. She has the heart of a romantic and believes romance is for people of any age. Sweet romance is her favorite, whether it's for a teenager or a person in middle age.
Retired now, she lives in Florida.