Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
This story begins in 15th century England. Queen Isabel demanded the Black Knight’s pledge of love. He could promise her loyalty and promise to protect the lands, but not offer her love. The cruel queen placed the Sir Reynold in a no-win situation. If he lost the joust, he would be forced to leave the kingdom where he grew up. If he won, his friend Sir Thomas would be stripped of knighthood, and Sir Reynold would be forced to serve the queen in whatever capacity she so desired, including her bed. His heart already belonged to Catherine; he had no option but to lose. Sir Reynold falls into unconsciousness at the end of the joust. He was in the arms of his beloved.
The story picks up in the 21st century United States. Courtney was at a Renaissance Fair. She played the part of the queen’s dressmaker. This was the last year for the story of the Black Knight. At the end of the joust, he would ride off never to be seen again. The story was one of her favorites, and she was sorry to see it end. Something went wrong. The Black Knight went limp. Courtney rushed to his side and assisted in removing his armor. When he opened his eyes, he called her Catherine.
Time cannot conquer love. Debbie Fritter offers readers a “timeless” love story. I have always enjoyed stories concerning Knights and Ladies in Waiting. This one has a sweet plot however, unbelievable. Who says romance has to be believable to be enjoyable? Fans of romance will like Joust In Time.