triple knotI’ve been trying to read A Triple Knot for about 2 months now, and I’ve finally accepted that it’s just not going to happen. Abandoning books is a new concept for me, and I still feel some kinda way when I do. But, I’ve learned that if you don’t like the book, then you shouldn’t force yourself to read it. It just wastes time that you could be using to read books you’ll actually enjoy. So, I’m giving it up with A Triple Knot and here’s why…

1. No matter how historically accurate it is, I just don’t care abut a 12 year old heroine. Speaking of…
2. This book struggled to find a balance between Joan being a whiny child and being the type of young lady capable enough to plot a secret marriage against her King’s wishes.
3. On the subject of balance… the choice of how much detail to use in particular scenes puzzled me. Scenes with Thomas, the intended bridegroom, were at times so short as to seem like throwaways, while others were long, dull, and drawn out for reasons that I just don’t get. Which leads to…
4. This book drags, and the simple truth is that I’ve lost interest and nothing I’ve read so far makes me want to continue.

But, for those that do want to give A Triple Knot a chance, here’s the Goodreads synopsis:

Joan of Kent, renowned beauty and cousin to King Edward III, is destined for a politically strategic marriage. As the king begins a long dynastic struggle to claim the crown of France, plunging England into the Hundred Years’ War, he negotiates her betrothal to a potential ally and heir of a powerful lordship.

But Joan, haunted by nightmares of her father’s execution at the hands of her treacherous royal kin, fears the king’s selection and is not resigned to her fate. She secretly pledges herself to one of the king’s own knights, one who has become a trusted friend and protector. Now she must defend her vow as the king—furious at Joan’s defiance—prepares to marry her off to another man.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.