The Love Knot – Elizabeth Chadwick

A perfect antidote to the sadness I felt on finishing The Master, Elizabeth Chadwick’s merging of mediaeval historical fiction and modern chick lit is a notch above a bodice ripper, on a par with Jean Plaidy for plot and accuracy but with rather more racy sex scenes!

Set during the 12th century civil war between King Stephen and Empress Matilda – a time when Christ and his Saints slept leaving the people of England to freeze and starve – this tale tells the lives and love of a normanised Saxon knight, Oliver Pascal, and young widow turned midwife Catrin.

An easy page turner, but a credible one. My first encounter with Elizabeth Chadwick, but I’ll be on the look out for more of her novels.

Amazon.co.uk link: The Love Knot – Elizabeth Chadwick