K is for Knight
There's a reason we still talk about 'knights in shining armor'. We love the idea of the guy coming and saving us. So many times, at least with dating, I find they tend to have lost their armor somewhere along the way and no longer know how to think like a knight. Thankfully, in fiction, we can make our heroes as knightly as we want.
In Courted by a Knight, Deeka shares her thoughts on knights.
“What happened?” DeLynn asked.
Grimacing, Deeka began her tale. Before she had even reached the part about telling her dad about spotting Jerod and his wife accidentally, her friends were giggling like crazy. When she reached the fragment about the birch rod, they were laughing hysterically. They were halfway across the park when she got to the point in the story about Rosaurs and Wally Smyder.
“Oh, he’s such a loser,” Chrissa snapped. “You shoulda punched him in the nose again.”
“Nah. Then her dad probably would’ve birched her,” DeLynn said sagely. “So what happened then?”
“Err, well, Wally said something I didn’t understand and the guy behind me in line chastised him about it and I ran.”
“Sounds right to me,” Chrissa said, nodding. “Jerk.”
“So who was your knight?” DeLynn asked, turning to look at her. She always described any man who was particularly heroesque as a knight. Deeka had quickly caught on to the term and found there were more knights out there than dragons, though Wally the dragon was still annoying.
“Dad’s friend as it turns out. The one that came for dinner last night.”
“Wow.” DeLynn sent her a shy smile and Deeka found herself grinning back. It was obvious her friend recognized that Deeka was interested in the knight but would keep it to herself.
Hyacinth, Washington is all about traditional values. In Hyacinth; its residents live their lives by discipline; there is a strong male head of house; and words like trust, honor, and kindness aren't just buzzwords. Each story in the series is of a young woman (18-20) and her struggle to figure out who she is in this little town while at the same time going through Hyacinth's old-fashioned courting system. On their way to meet, get to know, and finally marry their princes, these heroines grow in ways they and their town never expected.
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