Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday Random Recommendation...(17)

Hard Day's Knight:
Men in Tights…
…never looked so good. At least that’s Pepper Marsh’s first impression when she attends the International Jousting Competition at London, Ontario’s Renaissance Faire. An unemployed and unattached software engineer, Pepper has had enough of the computer geeks in her dating pool. She yearns for a man of yore. A man not afraid to stare death in the face and laugh at it. A man with a big lance….
Pepper’s cousin promised to find her a knight in shining armor, on the condition that Pepper walk around in wench get-up. With her mind on her embarrassingly revealing bustier, Pepper promptly steps into the path of an oncoming steed…and is rescued by sexy Englishman Walker McPhail. Once the wild man of jousting, Walker has let a brush with death keep him out of the ring. Though his emotions are clad in an almost impenetrable armor, Pepper finds Walker infuriatingly sexy—and is about to go medieval on his heart…

Katie MacAlister writes such comical characters in this modern day story of a knight in shining armor. This book was first published in 2005, and I love how she incorporates the animals--namely the cat, Moth, that Pepper is cat-sitting--into her work, making them into interesting characters themselves. This sweet romance will have you laughing, sniffling and sighing as you follow Pepper through her whirl-wind adventures in the jousting arena.

I invite and welcome anyone interested in participating to post their own "Random Recommendation" (original post) on their blog (and include a link back to this blog) and join in the fun! Some books might not be very recent reads, but I hope that just helps these (sometimes forgotten) books earn a spot on your own bookshelf!


  1. Thank you for this recommendation. I think this is my kind of book. I love to read about pets taking part of the protagonist life.

  2. I LOVE Katie MacAllister--her writing is so funny and her characters are spunky. I always find myself rooting for them between giggles (plus, HOTT kisses--yay!)

    Great random rec! (her dragons series is awesome, btw)

  3. Katie Mac books always rock, this one sounds cute and somehow I missed it amongst her other reading material. Thanks for the heads up Amy, have to see if can get it from a PBS swap member to read!

    Thanks for stopping by mine earlier....
    jackie ^_^

  4. My random recommendation for today is actually a reference book for a wonderful thesaurus for readers and writers, "The Thinker's Thesaurus" by Peter Meltzer. It includes way more than the typical synonyms you're used to in typical thesauruses. Instead you get more unusual ones, more sophisticated choices that will probably be just perfect for the paragraph you're writing. It has a "clarifier" feature that gives you a more exact synonym. Great book that needs to be on every writer's (yes, even those who toil on blogs and/or for ourselves) bookshelf.


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