A Dove at Midnight. Rexanne Becnel. Buy This Book. I have always read romance novels and the Medieval period of history has fascinated me. A maiden’s self-imposed isolation makes her the seductive prize in a royal battle for power. Lady Joanna Preston lives cloistered behind the walls of a nunnery. A Dove At Midnight By Rexanne Becnel – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Things pick up at the halfway point when the heroine ends up in King Henry’s court. She is far from the plain, biddabledemure nun wannabe he expected. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Of course, Joanna is anything but cooperative given her extreme aversion to marriage and men. Newer Post Older Post Home. Neither of them dpve imagine that one day they would work together for a common goal, and find true love in the bargain. Sounds like the plague to me, but it’s not named as such. Cona Hartwig rated it really liked dvoe Mar 16, His very essence seemed to surround her until that was all there was.

It happened times, seriously. This started off so strong. Rylan is portrayed as an alpha type of guy, unused to being challenged by a mere woman. Joanna and her friend must marry men chosen for them based on political and monetary advantages. Rexanne Becnel Published By: She actually shows some brains there and for the most part holds her tongue when it is wise to do midnught.


There’s definitely an “old style” feel to the beccnel between Rylan and Joanna, and the machinations at court take quite a long time to play out I think Julie Garwood took a shorter route through similar territory in one dvoe her Medievalsbut I’ve re-read A Dove at Midnight a number of times and love it.

The dove of the title is Lady Joanna Preston, a young, beautiful, and maligned maiden who for the past five years has lived a content if not happy life at a convent following the suicide of her abused mother. She’s now an important pawn in their treacherous games. Nov 21, KatieV rated it liked it Shelves: She saw how a “suitable” marriage could turn out so has sworn to become a nun. Plus she also has her childhood trauma to deal with.

A Dove At Midnight

Doreen rated it liked it Mivnight 18, Rylan ends up abducting her when she won’t leave with him willingly. My library Help Advanced Book Search. There is a point in the story where I despaired the first time I read this book since I could not figure out how Ms.

She is shocked and ashamed of her behavior, and even more determined to return to the convent. If you want a book that is historical with good sexy romance and well drawn characters then read this book.

Open Road DovApr 9, – Fiction – pages. Her father, stepmother, and young half-brother all die in a ‘sickness’ that wiped out them and quite a few others in various keeps throughout England. As soon as she is ableshe moves to a convent and waits for the day she can say her vows and become a nun. The book has an interesting historical backdrop. Jocelyn rated it really liked it Jan 06, Lee rated it liked it Dec 18, They strike sparks off each other immediately, not the least of which because Joanna flatly refuses to leave the convent, especially not for the hated Oxwich, her childhood home full of bad memories.


When Joanna’ s father and his wife and son died, Joanna becomes the sole heir. Lady Joanna witnessed something truly terrible as a child. He clearly found the idea preposterous midmight well, for the amusement fled his face.

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That part could have been cut or altered in some way that didn’t involve her running off into danger every time someone turned their back so she could pee. As heir to the sought-after Oxwich Castle, Joanna has vowed never to love or take a husband, denying herself the passion she has secretly dreamed of. Elaine rated it really liked it Sep 15, Mass Market Paperbackpages.