One sweet knight
Meg Cabot offers a frolicking medieval romance, Ransom My Heart, in the guise of her fictional character Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia (of Princess Diaries fame). Irrepressible Finnula Crais, young expert huntress with a shadowed past, succumbs to a sister's pleading to find a man. A man, that is, that Finnula can kidnap and ransom in order to restore her older sister's spent dowry. Tough on the outside, but soft on the inside, Finnula agrees, and through a delightful series of events captures a handsome knight on his way home from the Holy Land. Hugo has a secret, but it doesn't stop him from falling in with the adventurous Finnula's plan, or falling in love. When the pair's secrets and shadows are revealed, complications abound, and attempts on Hugo's life threaten Finnula as well as the happy ending they seek. Peopled with entertaining characters, Cabot's latest romps briskly to a satisfying denouement.