Jude Deverauxs first hardcover bestseller, A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR, has been revamped for a new audience. Ms. Deveraux has always enchanted readers. Now she has created a very special love story that might just be the ultimate romance readers fantasy.

Dougless Montgomery (a modern-day descendent of the unforgettable Montgomery clan) is traveling through England with her fianci, Robert, and his daughter Gloria. This was to have been the perfect vacation.

Instead, she finds herself abandoned in a tiny 16th-century church without money, luggage or credit cards, wishing for a knight in shining armor. In a flash, he is therethe most devastatingly handsome man she has ever seen. But according to his tombstone he has been dead for 400 years.

Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck, is writing a letter when the sound of crying breaks his solitude. He is stunned to find a strange woman in the most bizarre costume weeping over a tomb. How dare she disturb his peace!

Drawn to one another by bonds stronger than time, Nicholas and Dougless embark on one of the strangest, funniest and most romantic time-travel journeys. Nicholas learns about this strange 20th-century (buses, paper money, dentists, etc.), but somehow Dougless must find a way to change the course of history to save the only man she has ever loved.

A former top pick when released in 1988, A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR is a rare and simply delightful love story. Jude Deveraux skillfully merges her unique brand of humor and historical details (like Old English penmanship) with a poignant, sensual romance. She instinctively knows what every woman is searching forher own knight in shining armor.

This very special story is sure to capture your heart, make you laugh, make you cry, and most of all, make you wish this could come true. SENSUAL (Jan., 400 pp., $18.00)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin