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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Posted by gpangel at becne, Sounds like the plague to me, but it’s not named as such. He suspects something sinister,but Joanna will not confide in him.

A Dove At Midnight by Rexanne Becnel

She saw how a “suitable” marriage could turn out so has sworn to become a nun. While growing up, Becnel lived for a time in Germany and England, where she became fascinated by medieval history. As soon as she is ableshe moves to a convent and waits for the day she can say her vows and become a nun. There’s definitely an “old style” feel to the relationship 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 of her Medievalsbut I’ve re-read A Dove at Midnight a number of times and love it.

Joanna and her friend must marry men chosen for them based on political and monetary advantages. As much as she hates all the games and manipulations at court, she’s pretty good at subterfuge herself.


Apr 06, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: She is far from the plain, biddabledemure nun wannabe he expected. Rylan who had bolstered the support of Yorkshire nobles against the King is unwilling to give up these lands to some nobleman who supports John.

I very rarely give a five star but this book deserves it.

A Dove at Midnight

Leza rated it it was amazing Jun 17, 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 king, who wants to secure her inheritance by marrying her to one of his men in the heavily anti-John area her property is located in or the hero, Rylan Kempe, an influential baron in the same area and one of the chief outspoken rabble rousers against the king. Destined to take the veil she leads a simple fulfilling life at the convent.

Lee rated it liked it Dec 18, Beautiful and fiery, Joanna fights him every step of the way. According to the book you couldn’t fully take the veil until you were 20, unless you had a dowry.

When I realized there was an entire sub-genre of romance novels set in this period, I was truly in heaven.

Midnigh medieval England, this places Joanna in the middle of a political tug of war. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nicole Miale Review Date: It’s a race as to who will get their hands on Joanna first. You will need to read the book to learn more.


What will Rylan do? Joana Preston lives at a priory after her father cast her aside when he begets a male heir from his second wife. This one doe an A. The book has an interesting historical backdrop.

She shook her head, not wanting to admit her cause was so hopeless. Att see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Things that would lead to dramatic plot lines. Joanna comes off as a bit immature but she did grow up in a convent.

A Dove at Midnight by Rexanne Becnel was originally published in Becnel would be able to give this couple their happily-ever-after.

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But, when they are waylaid by the king’ s men, Joanna finds herself in an even worse situation in the king’ s court. I especially loved that midnigjt cover wasn’t cheesy. Nithyasree rated it liked it Jul 27, She is far from the plain, biddabledemure nun wannabe he expected.

We find Joanna is scared on marriage and men due to what had happened to her mother.

The author brings out the anguish s Joanna so beautifully that you can’t help feel sorry for her and the other women in that medieval period.