Authors: Lori Wick
Tags: #Knights and Knighthood, #Christian, #Historical Fiction, #1509-1547, #General, #Romance, #Great Britain - History - Henry VIII, #Great Britain, #Christian Fiction, #Historical, #Fiction, #Religious, #Love Stories
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THE KNIGHT AND THE DOVE
Copyright© 1995 by Lori Wick
Published by Harvest House Publishers
Eugene, Oregon 97402
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
The knight and the dove / Lori Wick.
p. cm. — (Kensington chronicles)
ISBN 978-0-7369-1324-9 (pbk.)
1. Great Britain—History—Henry VIII, 1509–1547—Fiction. 2. Man-woman relationships— England—Fiction. I. Title. II. Series: Wick, Lori. Kensington chronicles.
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To my pastor and his wife,
Phil and Denise Caminiti.
I praise God for your faithfulness,
encouragement, and willingness to be
used by Him. This dedication
comes with my love.
is a multifaceted author of Christian fiction. As comfortable writing period stories as she is penning contemporary works, Loris books (6 million in print) vary widely in location and time period. Lori‘s faithful fans consistently put her series and stand-alone works on the bestseller lists. Lori and her husband, Bob, live with their swiftly growing family in the Midwest.
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URING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY,
the palace at Kensington represented the noble heritage of Britain’s young queen and the simple elegance of a never-to-be-forgotten era. The Victorian Age was the pinnacle of England’s dreams, a time of sweeping adventure and gentle love. It is during this time, when hope was bright with promise, that this series began.
But now travel back 300 years, to an enchanting time when knights and chivalry and heraldry reigned, and King Henry’s Tudor England set the stage for all that was to come.
He’s a loyal lord.”
“Yes, my liege, he is,” James Nayland, chief adviser to King Henry VIII, spoke in agreement. “Vincent is most devoted. He’s one of your dukes.”
“I know my own lords, Nayland!” Henry’s voice turned with irritation. “Does Vincent have sons?”
“Only daughters. Two.”
Henry scowled at Nayland as though it were the other man’s fault and then frowned at nothing in particular, his gaze on some distant spot. He was silent for just moments, however, his powerful mind moving in consideration.
“Tell me of Bracken, Nayland. Bracken of Hawkings Crest.”
“Word has come to me that young Bracken has just returned from a trip to see his mother. She lives in the north country.”
“He hasn’t taken a wife, has he?” Henry’s scowl was back in place.
“No, your grace. He’s hardworking, engrossed in the running of his keep. I do not believe that such a thing has crossed his mind.”
“A viscount, is he?” Henry’s mind moved swiftly again, and Nay-land knew better than to even smile over Henry’s earlier comment that he knew his own lords.