Title: My Boyfriend The Squire
Author: Tracy Kaufmann
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 108 pages
On her way to see her brother in Italy, Lucinda is transported back in time to the Middle Ages. There she is mistaken for a young princess named Grace.
King Charlemagne has done something to the princess and his wife, Countess Hildegarde. The countess has been turned into a tiger because of a magic wish by the king. The countess prays for deliverance of herself and her daughter. Lucinda was brought back in time from Alabama to help the countess, since she is the spitting image of Princess Grace.
Lucinda meets a squire training for knighthood and falls for him. Meanwhile, Lucinda is taught to act like Princess Grace while she tries to find out what happened to the countess and the real princess. After freeing them both, the countess helps Lucinda go back home to Alabama.
But Lucinda misses her squire after she returns home, only to meet a friend of her brother’s who looks just like the squire. Will Lucinda be reunited with her true love?
My Boyfriend the Squire is a time travel romance for the ages.
My Boyfriend the Squire started off as Lucinda and her mom and dad are on a plane on their way to Italy to see her brother Caleb. She goes to the toilet mid-flight and magically gets taken back into the Middle Ages where she has to pretend she is Princess Grace and find out what has happened to both the Princess and Countess.
I enjoyed the book although I felt that things didn’t seem as real as they could have for instance as soon as Lucinda arrived in the Middle Ages she wasn’t that phased by it. Whereas a normal person would probably be petrified in that situation. She seemed to trust Chadwick when she didn’t know who he really was. I just felt that these things could have been expanded so it seemed more real.
Lucinda falls in love with Chadwick from 1200AD as he does her, but when she arrives back in 2012 she falls in love with her brother’s best friend, conveniently named Chad. Now they may look like each other but wow I would presume it would be like falling in love with a twin but no two people have the same personalities.
They the both get dragged back to 1200AD again to help the Countess once again. Lucinda finds out Chad is engaged to the Princess making reference that Lucinda and Princess Grace are very much alike. I love her because I loved you. It just doesn’t happen like that.
There was also tragedy in the book and the romance was a will they won’t they and will Lucinda choose Chadwick or Chad.
I feel that the book could have been much longer with a lot more detail.
I think this would best suit 12-15 year old readers.
About the Author:
Tracy Kauffman is a Christian fiction author of Young Adult and Children Stories. She grew up in North Alabama, where she still resides with her husband and daughter. She loves taking cruises and traveling with her family. Her favorite place that she has been to is the Grand Canyon.
Tracy has an associates degree in Nursing. She is a registered nurse and works part time in a local nursing home. The rest of the time she spends her time writing books and marketing them. Her titles include: Gwendolyn’s Wish, Southern Adventures, Richard the Lionheart, My Boyfriend the Squire, A Closer Walk and Captain Honey Bear Saves Goldie Locks.
Tracy started writing poetry at a small age and won the title of editor in her school newspaper, when she was in second grade. She had her first poem published in a online writing contest called,The Cosmetology Student. She decided to write her first book, Southern Adventures, when her son left home for the Air Force.
She loves writing and hopes to be able to inspire her readers into living a happy healthier life. She feels like her own life experiences have made her a better writer. Learn more about her by visiting her website or blog.
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