Need some laughter with your romance? Then pick up The Viking Takes a Knight. This is trademark Hill, with its well-developed characters, especially strong women, in a story that will touch your heart.

Princess Ingrith runs an orphanage, but when a vicious Saxon commander comes after her looking for the king’s illegitimate son, she flees with her charges to Hawk’s Lair, home of Lord John Graves. John spends his time raising bees and experimenting with honey. He is attracted to Ingrith, but she is the daughter of King Thorvold. Ingrith has never felt like this about a man and is determined to experience everything, but John is equally determined never to marry, no matter how tempting the princess is. When the commander burns down the orphanage, John goes to the king for help. Ingrith defies his orders to stay put and follows him to court, where misunderstandings split the lovers. Ingrith goes home, where her father wants to marry her off. When John arrives to claim her he must convince her that he is the man for her. (AVON, Sep., 380 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager