Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Review: Lancelot's Lady by Cherish D'Angelo

A Bahamas holiday from dying billionaire JT Lance, a man with a dark secret, leads palliative nurse Rhianna McLeod to Jonathan, a man with his own troubled past, and Rhianna finds herself drawn to the handsome recluse, while unbeknownst to her, someone with a horrific plan is hunting her down.

I have received this book from the author for an honest review. So the thoughts are solely mine and mine alone.

This is an amazing journey of three people who by the events from their past - all came together under one roof... at some point in time. Ms. D'Angelo did an awesome job at keeping me guessing as to how they were all tied together. I applaud her for being very cunning in her writing skills. But another reason I applaud her - is for her ability to make me fall in love with almost each and every character. Each one brought something unique to them to the table.

Rhianna's parents were killed in a hit and run the night she was born. Or you could say that the accident causes Rhianna's birth. Losing both parents puts Rhianna in the care of others right from the start of her life. First it is her aunt and uncle. Then as twisted as fate could get... they were involved in an accident as well... That left Rhianna in foster care. Even that was okay until.... she was placed with Mr. and Mrs. Waverley. That is when her own private hell started. Once you read and find out for yourself what happened, you will understand why it was hell and why she ran away. Now a beautiful, grown woman, Rhianna leaves everything behind in Maine to take a job being offered to her in Miami, Florida. She works as a palliative nurse.

JT is dying. He knows he was a bastard in his younger days. He is trying to right the wrongs while he still has time. But with the lapse of memory loss every now and then, it makes it kinda hard. Even though we learn of some really rotten things JT did in the past, you will see a fragile, hurting old man when you see the way Rhianna looks at him. And your heart will go out to him. Like Rhianna - when you first meet JT you will be kinda smitten with the old man, as you would your father or grandfather. He literally tracked Rhianna down to be his private nurse. Money could buy him a whole hospital full of help - but for some reason, he wants Rhianna. Once allowed into his home and his heart - Rhianna feels at home, at peace.. safe and loved. JT becomes more than her patient.... But will JT's past destroy Rhianna's peace? Will the secrets he holds crush not only the hopes and dreams of others - but family and love?

Jonathan likes - no scratch that... he LOVES his privacy. He has closed himself and his daughter, Misty, off on his own private island. Yeah, you heard me right... His.Own.Private.Island. (Where do I sign up to be his wife?) Misty is Jonathan's whole world - well except for his painting. Which has proved to be a very successful source of income. Misty's mother on the other hand... Jonathan's ex-wife is no longer in the picture. If I told you their story - you would want to find her and beat the crap out of her. Really! Let's just say that she left them for bigger and better things - in her opinion. So, she gave Jonathan full custody of Misty.

Now normally I don't do stories with children in them because for me that just deals to close to home. But Ms. D'Angelo did an excellent job of warming my heart and soul up for Misty. Misty is not like most seven year old girls ~ she has a condition. And we know just how much a handful a normal little girl can be... now imagine if teachers gave up on trying to teach or help, if they said she was difficult, stubborn and/or temperamental. Yeah, I would not have the best disposition either if that was the case. But once she meets Rhianna... things kinda go a different way.

We actually have four people who are either looking for love, closure, hope, faith, forgiveness and/or understanding. The internal struggles are rough to witness because they are so raw, powerful and just plain real. This truly is a romantic story with a lot of heartache. This story even comes with its own Knight in Shining.... well.. a boat okay! Yeah, I will make you read this one. Oh wait, before I am done - I will tell you this ride is not all pleasant - nope. There are parts of this book that left me with the chills cuz it was just that bad... yeah.

Wanna know more... I thought so.... Hee hee, yeah I am evil like that! But trust me, you will not be disappointed with this story!!!!

You can learn more about Lancelot's Lady and Cherish D'Angelo (aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif) at and
Follow Cherish from September 27 to October 10 on her Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour and win prizes.

Men, I dare you to read Lancelot's Lady. And please let me know what you think. Does it "work" for you? Do you enjoy romantic suspense?

Leave a comment here, with email address, to be entered into the prize draws. You're guaranteed to receive at least 1 free ebook just for doing so. Plus you'll be entered to win a Kobo ereader. Winners will be announced after October 10th.

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  1. Sounds like a great book :)

    Enter me please ;)

    BTW:is it international ?

  2. I'm interested. Nothing like an emotional, roller-coaster-of-a-book to take ones mind off their, roller-coaster life. I'm in, with my arms up over my head on the down drop!

  3. Hi Cecile!

    Thanks for the great review. As always you do a great job sharing without over sharing and are as always a book tease - cause I want this one BAD! Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday - we are almost over the hump- come on Friday!

    Terry Kate
    Romance in the Backseat

  4. *confused* I thought you already posted this?! Not entering!

  5. Awesome review Cecile.I'll definitely will be reading this book.

  6. Thank you all for the great comments.

    Pink, yes the contest draws are international.

    And just to clarify, Lancelot's Lady is a new release so it won't be offered as a prize. I hope you'll all pick up a copy at Amazon, KoboBooks or Smashwords (and some other retailers).

    The free daily ebooks are listed on my website, as are all the other prizes, including the Kobo ereader. Good luck to everyone who left their email address. :-)

    Cecile, this is a wonderful review. I am so glad ( you enjoyed Lancelot's Lady.

    All the best to you all.

    Cherish D'Angelo

  7. Great review, Cecile! This book sounds awesome.

  8. "We actually have four people who are either looking for love, closure, hope, faith, forgiveness and/or understanding."

    Ah, the beauty of subplots. I think it is the ability to weave these kinds of separate stories into one larger one that really makes an author.

    Compelling review.

    jmfictionscribe at

  9. Great book. Please enter me in contest.

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  11. Wow this sounds like a wonderful and emotional read. I like those. Thanks for teh review hon!

  12. I use to dream of a knight in shining armour. Just gotta learn to kiss a frog instead of a toad!

  13. SusiSunshine~ Hey honey!!!! How are you!?! I hope all is well honey! I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for peeking in!

    JJ Cocker~ Hey honey! Oh honey, I still dream of a knight in shining armour... or more like... a knight in his well.... hell does he have to have anything on??? THanks for coming over! Hugs to you!

  14. Thanks for sharing the great review, Congrats on it Cheryl :)!

    Eager to read Lancelot's Lady.

    Pam S
    pams00 @

  15. Pam S (pams00)~ Hey there! Thank you for coming over and reading my review! This truly is a great book!

  16. I am playing catch up!! I had a wedding to go to and got behind. Sometimes even stalkers take a break!!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

  17. Sarah Lynne~ Hi there! I am so glad that you joined the party! And don't worry, from one stalker to another, you are never late! Thanks for coming!


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