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‘The Gentle Knight’ by Ashley York is book two in the “The Norman Conquest” series. This is the story of Brighit MacNaughton and Peter of Normandy. I really have enjoyed Ms. York’s writing and can’t wait to read more of her books.
Brighit’s father is dying and he has decided to send her to a church to become a Nun. Reason are that her father thought that is what her mom would have wanted and I don’t think he wanted her to end up in the enemies hands as a wife. Brighit is upset to leave home but comes along with her father wishes. Brighit’s Uncle is suppose to take her to the church which is a distance away. Brighit doesn’t really know her Uncle and really none of her family does. Not to long after they start out her Uncle sends her with three other men who are no relations and are new people to her. Brighits Uncle just leaves her with them. Brighit starts to realize that this won’t be a easy trip with the new men. But then comes Peter who may be able to help her but Brighit is slow to trust anyone now.
Peter knows after meeting Brighit and the three men that she is with things are not what they seem. So Peter takes the stand that he will go with them so insure they have ‘safe travels’ to the church where Brighit is to become a nun at. Peter has been having some issue himself when he arrives to late to save his mistress and she dies in childbirth. Guilt has been bothering him for not being there in time. Can Peter get Brighit there safely? Will Peter and Brighit go there separate ways as they both plan too?