THE SPLENDID HOUR by Kathryn Le Veque - A Reader's Opinion

THE SPLENDID HOUR by Kathryn Le Veque - A Reader's Opinion

A Reader's Opinion

Against all odds, they were meant to be together!

If you are looking for a captivating Medieval adventure with a twist, then Kathryn Le Veque's novel The Splendid Hour is a must-read.

The characters are emotionally intense and endearing! That's one of the reasons I love reading her novels so much; each time she takes me on an amazing emotional journey. This author never ceases to amaze me! Against all odds, the hero and heroine's love story has many twists and turns but is sure to end well. This seventh story in The Executioner Knights series is a passionate tale of Medieval romance at its best with a well-developed blend of politics and religions.

The Splendid Hour tells the story of Peter de Lohr is an Executioner Knight and a powerful one, although he is the illegitimate and eldest son of Christopher de Lohr. Marriage is expected of Peter until he meets sweet and gentle Liora, a Jewish girl and daughter of a jeweler to the King. They first meet during an awkward and funny moment when Peter is hiding from a woman who is pursuing him. It's love at first sight for Liora and Peter! Although he is Christian and she Jewish, odds are against them from the start. Will they go quietly or fight for their unusual love story? And at what cost? Will their different religions or cultures unite or pull them apart? Will the King try to keep them apart? Since King John is very suspicious of Christopher, he proposes bargains, bribes, and promises to get him on his side. Will his tactics work on Christopher? What will happen to Peter if he marries Liora? Despite everything, their love for each other is strong and will survive!


The Splendid Hour

It’s Christopher de Lohr’s bastard son, Peter, in a tale that could change the stars of the House of de Lohr forever…

When religion and politics don’t meet, it’s an explosion that could tear the Executioner Knights – and England – apart forever…

Peter de Lohr is the illegitimate son of the greatest knight in the realm, though he has been accepted by his father. Not only accepted – embraced. Peter is well-loved by everyone, an enormous and powerful knight in the image of his famous sire.

He is also an Executioner Knight, and one of the very best. A great marriage is expected of him, it is presumed, to the daughter of a high-placed warlord.

Until he meets Liora ben Thad.

Petite, raven-haired and blue-eyed, Liora is the exquisite and glamorous daughter of a very prosperous goldsmith. She is also a Jewess, her father being a jeweler to the king. It is a time of great prosperity for the Jews of London, with King John being surprisingly fair to them, far more equitable than to some of his own barons.

When Peter sees Liora, all other women – and quite possibly his plans for the future – cease to exist.

But that comes at a price.

The high-placed warlord and his daughter will not go quietly and they certainly will not relinquish a prize like Peter de Lohr to a woman of lesser social status. So begins a plot to separate Peter from Liora, a sinister plan that will threaten the House of de Lohr and the Executioner Knights… and everything they believe in.

One that puts Peter right in the line of fire.

Will two cultures, and two religions, and a royal order keep Peter and Liora apart?

Or will their love find a way?

Watch the Executioner Knights take sides in this delicious – and unusual – love story.


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Medieval Romance | Pub: June 24, 2021 | Dragonblade Publishing

Format Read: E-book | Source: Provided by the publisher via NetGalley

Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Nicole Laverdure


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