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Please welcome Suzanne to my blog with her guest review of Romancing Robin Hood by Jenny Kane

on January 16, 2015

Photo: Please welcome Suzanne to my blog with her guest review of  Romancing Robin Hood by Jenny  Kane  The blurb  What happens when your love is stuck in the past...  Dr Grace Harper has loved the stories of Robin Hood ever since she first saw them on TV as a girl. Now, with her fortieth birthday just around the corner, she’s a successful academic in Medieval History, with a tenured position at a top university.  But Grace is in a bit of a rut. She’s supposed to be writing a textbook on a real-life medieval gang of high-class criminals – the Folvilles – but she keeps being drawn into the world of the novel she’s secretly writing – a novel which entwines the Folvilles with her long-time love of Robin Hood – and a feisty young girl named Mathilda, who is the key to a medieval mystery…  Meanwhile, Grace’s best friend Daisy – who’s as keen on animals as Grace is on the Merry Men – is unexpectedly getting married, and a reluctant Grace is press-ganged into being her bridesmaid. As Grace sees Daisy’s new-found happiness, she starts to re-evaluate her own life. Is her devotion to a man who may or may not have lived hundreds of years ago really a substitute for a real-life hero of her own? It doesn’t get any easier when she meets Dr Robert Franks – a rival academic who Grace is determined to dislike but finds herself being increasingly drawn to… What suzanne says  Grace Harper loves Robin Hood. He’s been the man in her life for quite many years and she knows everything about him. It’s no wonder she’s built her academic career around her all time hero. While she has to do research and write a textbook she keeps finding herself working on her novel instead. In her novel a young girl, Mathilda, is being captured by a high class criminal family called the Folvilles. There’s a connection to Robin Hood and Grace loves to tell Mathilda’s story.  Grace’s best friend, Daisy, is getting married. Of course Grace is happy for her friend and she wants to help her as much as she can. Daisy’s new love and life make Grace think about her own. When she meets Dr Robert Franks she’s confused. She doesn’t want to like him, but she does and things between them are developing quite quickly. Something Grace isn’t exactly ready for…  Jenny Kane must have spent so much time on her research. I loved Grace’s story. I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen between her and Robert. Robert understands her love for Robin Hood and her academic passion and it was great to see her with a potential soulmate. Mathilda’s story is really good as well. There’s a bit of mystery combined with a lot of politics and some romance. It’s a great mix. I quite liked this book, it’s a fast paced story that has a few unexpected twists.   A lovely review suzanne thank you  for doing this post for me Aj x

Please welcome Suzanne to my blog with her guest review of

Romancing Robin Hood by Jenny Kane

The blurb
What happens when your love is stuck in the past…

Dr Grace Harper has loved the stories of Robin Hood ever since she first saw them on TV as a girl. Now, with her fortieth birthday just around the corner, she’s a successful academic in Medieval History, with a tenured position at a top university.

But Grace is in a bit of a rut. She’s supposed to be writing a textbook on a real-life medieval gang of high-class criminals – the Folvilles – but she keeps being drawn into the world of the novel she’s secretly writing – a novel which entwines the Folvilles with her long-time love of Robin Hood – and a feisty young girl named Mathilda, who is the key to a medieval mystery…

Meanwhile, Grace’s best friend Daisy – who’s as keen on animals as Grace is on the Merry Men – is unexpectedly getting married, and a reluctant Grace is press-ganged into being her bridesmaid. As Grace sees Daisy’s new-found happiness, she starts to re-evaluate her own life. Is her devotion to a man who may or may not have lived hundreds of years ago really a substitute for a real-life hero of her own? It doesn’t get any easier when she meets Dr Robert Franks – a rival academic who Grace is determined to dislike but finds herself being increasingly drawn to…

What suzanne says

Grace Harper loves Robin Hood. He’s been the man in her life for quite many years and she knows everything about him. It’s no wonder she’s built her academic career around her all time hero. While she has to do research and write a textbook she keeps finding herself working on her novel instead. In her novel a young girl, Mathilda, is being captured by a high class criminal family called the Folvilles. There’s a connection to Robin Hood and Grace loves to tell Mathilda’s story.
Grace’s best friend, Daisy, is getting married. Of course Grace is happy for her friend and she wants to help her as much as she can. Daisy’s new love and life make Grace think about her own. When she meets Dr Robert Franks she’s confused. She doesn’t want to like him, but she does and things between them are developing quite quickly. Something Grace isn’t exactly ready for…
Jenny Kane must have spent so much time on her research. I loved Grace’s story. I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen between her and Robert. Robert understands her love for Robin Hood and her academic passion and it was great to see her with a potential soulmate. Mathilda’s story is really good as well. There’s a bit of mystery combined with a lot of politics and some romance. It’s a great mix. I quite liked this book, it’s a fast paced story that has a few unexpected twists.

A lovely review suzanne thank you for doing this post for me Aj x

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8 responses to “Please welcome Suzanne to my blog with her guest review of Romancing Robin Hood by Jenny Kane

  1. Suzanne says:

    Thank you for having me! xx

  2. Tanya says:

    Sounds like a different book.

  3. Jenny Kane says:

    Thank you so much Suzanne!! I’m really glad you enjoyed Romancing Robin Hood – it was a bit of a gamble putting a modern love story with a medieval mystery, but so far it seems to be making people happy! I spent 5 years doing the research for the 14th century side of the story when I did a Phd on Robin Hood. I have always been as fascinated with the outlaw as Grace is! Thanks again, Jenny xx – http://www.jennykane.co.uk

  4. Great review, welcome Suzanne to AJ’s review team. Always good to hear she has a new member. Nice that you got comments from the author too. I love it when that happens.
    Amanda. x

  5. Thanks amanda it great that people read my blog i glad people comment on it too x

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