Sonnet, Dec 2001, 6.99
The mummer finds the severely injured knight, Gresham Sedgewick lying unconscious near his hurt but awake squire. The mummer takes Gresham to the nearby St. Swithin's Abbey where the nuns can nurse him back to health even as his frightened squire flees.
Siblings, Meg and Elizabeth Redclift, are the first to see the still comatose Gresham lie very still just outside the abbey. Meg decides she must tend to the man's injuries, but when he finally regains cognizance he has no idea of his identity or who attacked him due to amnesia. However, the tiny tidbits that flash in his mind tells Gresham he has lived a violent life. As he and Meg begin to fall in love, he feels unworthy of his cherished soul mate because of the possible atrocities he might have conducted. Still, the duo goes on a quest to help him find his past and to insure her other sister Gabriella is safe even as the plague sweeps the land making travel hazardous.
MY LADY WAYWARD will invigorate those medieval romance fans who want a deep enriching flavor of the times throughout their plot. The story line is at its majestic best when Meg and Gresham encounter various people on their journey. When Gresham turns introspective the audience has a dual edged sword to deal with as he becomes more understandable yet he slows down the plot. Linda Lael Miller has written an appealing historical romance that the audience will appreciate for its sonorous texture.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner