Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite
Andro, A Knight of Tenby by Ronnda Eileen Henry takes the reader back to medieval times to the mysterious island of Penruddock. Andro Erhard was just eight years old when he was orphaned and sent to live with his grandparents. His heart was bitter over the loss of his parents and having to leave the life he loved. Finding a friend in Devyn Archie helped him overcome his grief. As a young man, his grandfather instructs Andro to take the path that Providence shows him. His path leads him to the Palace of Urswick as the captain of the guards. On his first day in his new job, he saves a young boy who is heir to the throne and meets the intriguing widow Lady Winona. He knows he can never be more than a guard to her, but his heart refuses to listen.
Ronnda Eileen Henry shows her love for pure romance, mysterious times, and the complication of loving a royal in Andro, A Knight of Tenby. The plot is interesting as there is an intricate twist in Lady Winona’s connection to the King of Urswick. Her stand against marrying a violent man is a testimony for all women as she realizes her worth as a woman, and she understands how this would affect her son. This novella appears longer as the author skillfully paces the main events in the story, giving this an entire novel feel. The characters are likable, and most of them exhibited the integrity and manners you would expect from someone with royal blood. My favorite part was the ending. I loved how Andro got his heart’s desire as a child and I look forward to reading more books that extend this story.