Book review: Ella Matthews, The Knight’s Maiden in Disguise

The Knight’s Maiden in Disguise

Risking her life

To save a knight!

Disguising herself as her late twin brother keeps Avva Carpenter, and her family, safe. Until Sir William Devereux arrives in her town. As the castle’s stable master, Avva can’t avoid the knight—or the desire he instantly stirs in her. He’s everything she never knew a nobleman could be: honest, kind, brave. When danger surrounds them, the only way to help William is to reveal her true identity, but can she trust him enough?


I was so immediately swept up into this story! My reading has had to take a back-seat recently, and I’m so glad this was the book which got me re-hooked on fabulous historical romances, heading back to the reign of Edward III, and meeting the first of his King’s Knights. I notice this is Book 1 of a new series, so I’m looking forward to meeting more of these knights, as well as hopefully keeping in touch with the delightful Sir William.

This isn’t just about a romance though – I really liked the relationship between Sir William and his man, James; after all, seeing how these knights treat those below them is always an excellent test of character! And how Sir William and Avva first meet is also an interesting twist, one which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

The sense of threat which Sir William first encounters on his arrival at the castle is ominous, and, as with everything else in the book, excellently described, really pulling you into the world. Highly enjoyable, and highly recommended…

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Author Bio – Ella Matthews lives and works in beautiful South Wales. When not thinking about handsome heroes she can be found walking along the coast with her husband and their two children (probably still thinking about heroes but at least pretending to be interested in everyone else).

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