A HOBOKEN HIPSTER IN SHERWOOD FOREST
Mancusi delivers a chick-lit time travel starring Chrissie Hayward, who first appeared in A Connecticut Fashionista
in King Arthur's Court. Though die-hard historical readers might take offense at her liberal literary license, her tongue-in-cheek wit and clever take on Robin Hood and his Merry Men is enjoyable.
But the Robin she encounters is nothing like either Cary Elwes or Kevin Costner; he's not the hero type either. He and his band are not robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, they're hiding from the evil sheriff. It takes Chrissie, with her outlandish notions of bringing the legend to life, to show them the way. Maybe everything in the history book isn't true, but Chrissie finds the sheriff hasn't been overrated, and she needs her wits and wiles to save Robin and Kat. (Love Spell, Feb., 320 pp., $6.99)