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Two outcasts come together . . . and find the gift of love . . . 1387 A.D. – As a royal guardsmen to King Richard II, Sir Hal de Montfort places duty above all else. When a royal rebellion threatens the king’s power, Hal is caught up in a political game and winds up losing everything dear to him. Broken in spirit and stripped of all knightly possessions, he begins the long Two outcasts come together . . . and find the gift of love . . . 1387 A.D. – As a royal guardsmen to King Richard II, Sir Hal de Montfort places duty above all else. When a royal rebellion threatens the king’s power, Hal is caught up in a political game and winds up losing everything dear to him. Broken in spirit and stripped of all knightly possessions, he begins the long journey to Kinwick, his parents’ home. Because Lady Elinor Swan wasn’t the expected male heir, her unforgiving father exiles her from Whitley after her mother dies in childbirth. Elinor is taken in by the estate’s falconer and spends years training to be a falconer herself. She rescues Hal when he is injured by highwaymen. As he heals physically and she teaches him about working with raptors, Hal regains his confidence and becomes a better man than the charming, lighthearted knight of the royal court he’d once been. Will Elinor learn how to fit into a world she’s never been a part of—especially after she fears she will be blamed for the death of a noblewoman who bore her a grudge? Join Hal and Elinor as they learn about each other and what counts most in life.


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Two outcasts come together . . . and find the gift of love . . . 1387 A.D. – As a royal guardsmen to King Richard II, Sir Hal de Montfort places duty above all else. When a royal rebellion threatens the king’s power, Hal is caught up in a political game and winds up losing everything dear to him. Broken in spirit and stripped of all knightly possessions, he begins the long Two outcasts come together . . . and find the gift of love . . . 1387 A.D. – As a royal guardsmen to King Richard II, Sir Hal de Montfort places duty above all else. When a royal rebellion threatens the king’s power, Hal is caught up in a political game and winds up losing everything dear to him. Broken in spirit and stripped of all knightly possessions, he begins the long journey to Kinwick, his parents’ home. Because Lady Elinor Swan wasn’t the expected male heir, her unforgiving father exiles her from Whitley after her mother dies in childbirth. Elinor is taken in by the estate’s falconer and spends years training to be a falconer herself. She rescues Hal when he is injured by highwaymen. As he heals physically and she teaches him about working with raptors, Hal regains his confidence and becomes a better man than the charming, lighthearted knight of the royal court he’d once been. Will Elinor learn how to fit into a world she’s never been a part of—especially after she fears she will be blamed for the death of a noblewoman who bore her a grudge? Join Hal and Elinor as they learn about each other and what counts most in life.

30 review for Gift of Honor

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine

    Setting: For prologue - Whitley Castle 1371. For story The Midlands, England - 17 November 1387 - reign of Richard II (grandson of Edward III). Alexa Aston ‘s Gift of Honor (Knights of Honor #8) places Sir Hal de Montfort, a personal guard of the king, in The Midlands as a rebellion against the king, Richard II age 20, is forming. As the king had reached his ‘majority’ (age 18), he had veered away from the rule his advisors had suggested to favoring certain courtiers with land and castles among Setting: For prologue - Whitley Castle 1371. For story The Midlands, England - 17 November 1387 - reign of Richard II (grandson of Edward III). Alexa Aston ‘s Gift of Honor (Knights of Honor #8) places Sir Hal de Montfort, a personal guard of the king, in The Midlands as a rebellion against the king, Richard II age 20, is forming. As the king had reached his ‘majority’ (age 18), he had veered away from the rule his advisors had suggested to favoring certain courtiers with land and castles among other decisions which angered certain peers of England. Sir Hal is summoned to the king to take messages to two of the king’s ‘allies who have been rousing men to form an army to fight in the king’s name. Hal knew the king’s army was too small and untrained to fight the Lords Appellant and their skilled army. The confrontation took place at Radcot Bridge, and the ‘allies’ (leaders) fled to save their own lives leaving Hal the senior soldier. Hal is stripped of his armor, his horse, and his sword and told to go home as the rest of the army is released. In 1371 Lady Elinor Swan, age 6, is banished by her cruel father from her home, Whitley Castle, because she is not a boy, not an heir. Her mother just died in childbirth producing a stillborn boy child. The castle’s falconer offers to take Lady Elinor and raise her. Eventually, these two displaced people meet knowing nothing about the other, and the story told that follows this meeting keeps the reader turning pages quickly and is truly charming! 4.5 stars.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Maggie Whitworth

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 💋💋 Hal has always been ,as a child, the little trouble maker, hard to control, leader of the pack. As an adult he’s not much different, still the leader ,he’s controlled by no one but his King and his father , loves flirting and women and fighting. In this book we see a whole new side of him , his emotions and feelings come to the fore , we also see he can be quiet and patient, it’s a wonderful insight into the character. I really enjoyed this book ,a brilliant 8th book in this series . I’ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 💋💋 Hal has always been ,as a child, the little trouble maker, hard to control, leader of the pack. As an adult he’s not much different, still the leader ,he’s controlled by no one but his King and his father , loves flirting and women and fighting. In this book we see a whole new side of him , his emotions and feelings come to the fore , we also see he can be quiet and patient, it’s a wonderful insight into the character. I really enjoyed this book ,a brilliant 8th book in this series . I’ve felt my own emotions drawn out whilst reading this story, especially in chapter 2 , that’s where to me the change in him begins , he really needed a partner like Elinor , she’s his perfect soulmate. Congratulations on another stunning book Ms Aston , Highly Recommended!

  3. 5 out of 5

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  4. 4 out of 5

    Rozzie

    In 1371 Elinor Swan lived at Whitley Castle with her beloved mother in a last attempt to birth a boy which ended up killing her mother and the baby, Elinor was banished from the castle by her father. Jasper the falconer of Whitley castle offered to take care of Elinor. In 1387 Hal de Montefort was following King Richard faithfully until he is called to deliver a message. However when Hal gets to Radcot Bridge things go awry and Hal must surrender or lose his life. Hal is left to wander without h In 1371 Elinor Swan lived at Whitley Castle with her beloved mother in a last attempt to birth a boy which ended up killing her mother and the baby, Elinor was banished from the castle by her father. Jasper the falconer of Whitley castle offered to take care of Elinor. In 1387 Hal de Montefort was following King Richard faithfully until he is called to deliver a message. However when Hal gets to Radcot Bridge things go awry and Hal must surrender or lose his life. Hal is left to wander without his armor, his horse and his honor coming upon an old man. Suddenly the old man is attacked by highwayman and Hal being a knight decides to save the old man resulting in him being injured himself. Elinor sees Jasper her guardian being killed but also sees someone try to save him. Elinor takes Hal back to her cottage to take care of Hal. As Hal gets better Elinor slowly falls in loves with him. When Hal gets better he must go home dare he tell Elinor who he really is and what about the secrets Elinor keeps from Hal will both of them finally be accepted by the ones who love them the most? These stories of brave heroic knights and beauteous strong ladies by Ms. Alexa Aston just get better and better. I know I have skipped around in the series but that is the best part about these books you can read them in order or out of order and never get lost. The story is brilliantly told with all the pageantry and lush backgrounds of the landscapes and the characters are vividly portrayed. I totally just loved Elinor what an amazingly strong intelligent brave heroine. She was unique because she was a falconer but never let her circumstances defeat her. She grew up knowing who she was and never caved to a family that didn’t care for her. Sure I did have a little girl crush on her and was really cheering her on. That in a sense Hal was a little bit overshadowed by Elinor. Yes he was a good hero and did eventually grow up which I was glad to see because Elinor did deserve a good valiant honorable knight. That I couldn’t help but slowly fall for him too! I haven’t stopped reading this book and loving everyone in it, this book is definitely one I will keep in my library. I eagerly await the next in the knights of honor series too!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Amelia

    Although I have been fond of all the wonderful characters whom I have met in the Knights of Honor series, there has always been something special about Hal de Montfort. He was an energetic little boy when I first read about him and his playful nature, and I have been eager to see what would happen in his own personal story as a mature man. While he might have seemed carefree at times, he was actually a dedicated knight who lived by chivalrous rules. The woman that unexpectedly comes into his lif Although I have been fond of all the wonderful characters whom I have met in the Knights of Honor series, there has always been something special about Hal de Montfort. He was an energetic little boy when I first read about him and his playful nature, and I have been eager to see what would happen in his own personal story as a mature man. While he might have seemed carefree at times, he was actually a dedicated knight who lived by chivalrous rules. The woman that unexpectedly comes into his life, Elinor Swan, is not at all like the females with whom he usually associates, but her thoughtfulness and innocence draw him to her like no one ever has before. What transpires as the two become friends and then more takes them down a path of self-discovery. GIFT OF HONOR has realistic developments, convincing characters, and lots of heartfelt emotions. When Lady Elinor Swan was a young child, she wanted to be shown at least a little affection, but sadly her mother died and then her father no longer wanted her in his life. An offer by the falconer who lives on the property has her going to live with him, where she will spend the next sixteen years leaning how to train these remarkable birds. Since Sir Hal de Montfort is a member of the royal guard for King Richard II, he is always eager to perform any tasks given to him, but his latest assignment could cause upcoming battles. When unrest between political opponents leads to him no longer serving the king, going back home is his only option. Along the way, Hal comes in contact with Elinor, and their lives are forever changed. Alexa Aston cleverly interweaves fact with fiction, as real people and historical occurrences can be found amongst the circumstances that she expertly imagined. I constantly felt as though the characters created in the author’s mind seemed just as factual as those individuals whose actions became a part of history. How someone dressed to what was eaten to how different events were experienced are all described in much detail, thus transporting me to this fascinating period in time. I especially enjoyed the more festive proceedings, and the scenes featuring the falcons were very enlightening. With my love for Hal, I really wanted him to find a woman who would bring him joy. While Elinor may not know all the proper ways to interact with others, her heart is pure and any actions are backed by sincerity. I felt for these two because of what each had lost, and Alexa Aston gave them several more predicaments to face before they could find lasting happiness. Their responses to each other as well as the situations that arise are genuine, and I truly came to care for Hal and Elinor. GIFT OF HONOR will long be remembered because of its endearing romantic couple.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Aleen ~Lampshade Reader

    Originally posted on lampshadereader.com I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I've practically waited a long time for Hal's story. That cute little rambunctious kid, all grown up and a knight no less. A ladies man through and through, I enjoyed seeing Hal grow up (in character) in this story. Gift of Honor, follows Hal's journey through the tumultuous time of King Richard II's rule of England; and finding love as well. Hal certainly does not have it easy being Originally posted on lampshadereader.com I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I've practically waited a long time for Hal's story. That cute little rambunctious kid, all grown up and a knight no less. A ladies man through and through, I enjoyed seeing Hal grow up (in character) in this story. Gift of Honor, follows Hal's journey through the tumultuous time of King Richard II's rule of England; and finding love as well. Hal certainly does not have it easy being a knight during King Richard II's rule. This little back story takes place throughout the books in this series and it's nice to learn a little history at the same time. ( BTW, it's not necessary to read these books in order ). Serving King and Country is what he has learned to do and wants to live up to his Brother's and Father's example.   Through unfortunate circumstances Hal finds himself bereft of his honor and shamed. On his desolate journey back to his home he encounters Elinor. Although, one might say it's wasn't in the best of circumstances. However, their love does bloom in the close confines of a little cottage and through the bonding with falcons.   Now, it's Elinor's story that really pulls at the heartstrings. Why is it that there always has to be a harpy of a woman behind every heartbreaking story? ( well make that: one horrible Father, one spineless Cousin, and one absolutely horrendous (deserved her fate) harpy of a woman ). But I digress. I did find that I enjoy my heart being dragged through mud before receiving my reward of reading a HEA.   Elinor was an interesting character in that she is a Medieval woman who knows about Falconry. ( Put that down as one of my favorite jobs a historical heroine can have. ) That also includes, her independence and as her relationship with Hal grew, her sense of low self worth. The "I'm not good enough for him" mentality. Which, in fact, made me want to shake her towards the end of the story. But, I still loved her, and her story.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Another wonderful love story in the “Knights of Honor” series by Alexa Aston, this story is about Hal de Montfort and Lady Elinor Swan. Hal one of the three sons of Sir Geoffrey and his beautiful wife Merrin has led a charmed life, handsome, Knighted and one of the guards to King Richard II, all the ladies love him what can go wrong, well just about everything. The King is in disfavor with his Lords Appellant, and sends Hal with a message to those he thinks will raise a mighty army to fight this Another wonderful love story in the “Knights of Honor” series by Alexa Aston, this story is about Hal de Montfort and Lady Elinor Swan. Hal one of the three sons of Sir Geoffrey and his beautiful wife Merrin has led a charmed life, handsome, Knighted and one of the guards to King Richard II, all the ladies love him what can go wrong, well just about everything. The King is in disfavor with his Lords Appellant, and sends Hal with a message to those he thinks will raise a mighty army to fight this war that is brewing. Hal soon finds himself stripped of all he holds dear, even his horse, and on foot starts off on foot for Kinwick his home. Elinor Swan who as a child of 6 lost her mother to childbirth and the baby brother her father so wanted, he is a cruel man and casts little Elinor from the castle claiming he has no need for a girl child. Jasper the falconer for Whitley Castle has lost his wife and child so he takes the lonely little girl and raises her as his own. For 16 years he has taught her all there is to know about Raising and training Falcons, she even surpasses him and loves what she does. Hal enters her life after a very heartbreaking incident, he is wounded and she helps him back to health. The two grow very close he soon learns what is really important in life and the young girl soon finds that she can love, and hopes to be loved In return, something she has not experienced in all of her 22 years. The story has a cousin of Elinor who becomes Baron of Whitley Castle after the death of her father, his wife is as awful and bad as you can imagine. The twists and turns keep you turning the pages and you wonder how much more this lovely person has to go through to get her happily ever after. The story has all the characters from the other books in the series; I really like seeing how they all interact with one another. Although this seems a long review I have not given away too much a lot happens to our two lovers, before they can be together. So I invite you to get this book and I know you will love reading their story. I truly enjoyed every word.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alison

    By Alexa Aston (Knights of Honor Book 8) The year is 1387 AD and as a royal guardsman to King Richard II, Sir Hal de Montfort places duty above all else except for the occasional dalliance. When a royal rebellion threatens the Kings power, Hal is caught up in it and loses everything including his horse and sword. Now hes broken in spirit and stripped all of his knightly possessions that he holds dear. He then begins the long journey to Kinwick which is his parents home. Due to the fact that Lady E By Alexa Aston (Knights of Honor Book 8) The year is 1387 AD and as a royal guardsman to King Richard II, Sir Hal de Montfort places duty above all else except for the occasional dalliance. When a royal rebellion threatens the Kings power, Hal is caught up in it and loses everything including his horse and sword. Now hes broken in spirit and stripped all of his knightly possessions that he holds dear. He then begins the long journey to Kinwick which is his parents home. Due to the fact that Lady Elinor Swan wasn't the expected Male heir, her unforgiving, unfeeling Father has exiled her from the only how she has ever know in Whitney after her Morher dies in childbirth at only six years if age. Elinor has been taken in by a kind man who is the estate's falconer and her life training to be a falconer herself. She rescues Hal de Montfort when he is injured while trying to help her mentor by highwaymen. As Hal heals physically she teaches him about working with Raptors, Hal regains his confidence and becomes a better man than the charming, lighthearted knight of the royal court he once was. Will Elinor Swan learn how to fit into a world that she's never been a part of? Especially now that she fears she will be blamed for the death of a noblewoman who bore her a grudge? This is the second book from Alexa Aston that I have ever read and I must say that I truly enjoyed it. I love the detail that Ms. Aston puts in her books. When I'm finished the book it always makes me feel like I have learned something new about history. The detail about the Raptors was incredibly insightful and I pictured everything that I was reading. I also enjoyed the fact that once again another de Montfort has found true love in a most highly unusual way and found a way to make it work. Well done Ms. Aston you can ne sure that I will read another book from you again.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Literski

    HONOR A TRUE GIFT Alexa Aston is an author that I enjoy reading, especially her HONOR books about the de Montfort family. This book is about Hal de Montfort that was in book 7. Hal is a Royal Guard that mainly guards the queen and her ladies. King Richard needs him to carry a missive to some of his lords to gather their men because their were some Lords that were ready to take over ruling instead of King Richard. The two Lords and their men ran when faced with the other army. Hal stayed and the Ea HONOR A TRUE GIFT Alexa Aston is an author that I enjoy reading, especially her HONOR books about the de Montfort family. This book is about Hal de Montfort that was in book 7. Hal is a Royal Guard that mainly guards the queen and her ladies. King Richard needs him to carry a missive to some of his lords to gather their men because their were some Lords that were ready to take over ruling instead of King Richard. The two Lords and their men ran when faced with the other army. Hal stayed and the Earl of Derby stripped Hal of his armor, his horse and sword. He let him keep his baselard for protection. Hal starts walking home. Now we meet Elinor Swan daughter of the Baron of Nelham. Her father was a cruel man and when Elinor’s mother died in childbirth her father told her to leave the castle and never come back. Jasper was the castle falconer and he took Elinor home and trained her to work with the falcons. Sixteen years have passed since Elinor came to live with Jasper. Now different things happen. The Baron dies, Elinor’s cousin is the new Baron. Nigel is nice but very weak ,his wife, Lady Rohesia is cruel and rules over Nigel. Hal is still walking home when he sees two men attacking an older man. Hal helps but he is injured when one of the men had a knife. The other man breaks Hal’s leg with a log. Hal has just enough strength to kill the other man then passes out. Elinor was going to meet Jasper when she sees the bodies. Jasper died in the attack. This was when Elinor and Hal kinda meet, though Hal is not fully conscience. This story has so much more to it that it needs to be read and enjoyed. The de Montfort family is a neat family to read about get to know. I hope that there will be book nine and it’s going to be about Nan!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    This is a series I enjoy very much! This time it is Hal de Montfort and Elinor Swan's story. Sir Hal is a Royal Guard in King Richard's court during a time of political turmoil. This time, Sir Hal is on the losing side and there are consequences that directly affect him. As he is returning home, doubting himself, he is injured badly and a beautiful angel who lives a simple life helps him. It warmed my heart to witness Hal's transformation to his real self. For a man who knows the true meaning of This is a series I enjoy very much! This time it is Hal de Montfort and Elinor Swan's story. Sir Hal is a Royal Guard in King Richard's court during a time of political turmoil. This time, Sir Hal is on the losing side and there are consequences that directly affect him. As he is returning home, doubting himself, he is injured badly and a beautiful angel who lives a simple life helps him. It warmed my heart to witness Hal's transformation to his real self. For a man who knows the true meaning of family love and internally has always longed for the same type of love his parents have... Could she be the one? Elinor's whole story broke my heart. It truly overwhelmed me witnessing all she goes through. You cannot help but root that somewhere in the story there is a happy ending for her. This heroin deserves a happy ending! Here we take a journey and witness love blossoming and how it can open up wounded Hearts. I always enjoy revisiting the previous characters from this series. This author incorporates almost all of her previous characters in her stories that are within the series. As a reader I truly appreciate this because it keeps us ever-present and what is going on and their lives. My favorite characters of this entire series are Geoffrey and Merrin who are now in their 50s. They are the original hero and heroine of the series who are now in their early 50's. Family and love is ever present in this entire series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Brown

    Sir Hal de Montfort has always places duty above all else. He’s a Royal Guard for King Richard and he gets caught up in a political game and winds up losing everything dear to him and is sent home stripped of all his knightly possessions and his pride, he’s a broken man. Lady Elinor Swan has just found out her father has dies, her unforgiving father abandoned her after her mother died in childbirth he father exiled her from his sight and the estate. One the of estates’ falconer takes her into hi Sir Hal de Montfort has always places duty above all else. He’s a Royal Guard for King Richard and he gets caught up in a political game and winds up losing everything dear to him and is sent home stripped of all his knightly possessions and his pride, he’s a broken man. Lady Elinor Swan has just found out her father has dies, her unforgiving father abandoned her after her mother died in childbirth he father exiled her from his sight and the estate. One the of estates’ falconer takes her into his home and raises her. Her father leaves the estate to his only nephew who is married to an evil woman who rules for him and refuses to acknowledge Elinor as a relative or rightful her place in the family. Elinor finds a wounded Hal and nurses him back to health. She helps him heal in more ways than one, she restores is confidence in himself as she teaches about the falcons. Hal heals and continues his journey home without telling her his true background in the hopes of returning for her someday. This is a truly captivating story of two young people who are looking for their place in the world, but will the world except them the way they are allow their love to continue to grow until they have the courage to reach for their HEA!!! This is my honest opinions after I voluntarily read a copy of this book that was provided to me with no requirements for a review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Judith Butler

    Gift of Honor She is exiled from her home by her father as he only wanted male heirs so when her mother dies in child birth he sends her away. Elinor is taken in by the Falconer who raises her and teaches her all there is to know about Falcons. Sixteen years have passed and Jasper is aging when her father dies and leaves his castle and fortune to his only nephew who is married to an evil woman who rules for him and refuses to acknowledge her as a relative or her place in the family. Out working th Gift of Honor She is exiled from her home by her father as he only wanted male heirs so when her mother dies in child birth he sends her away. Elinor is taken in by the Falconer who raises her and teaches her all there is to know about Falcons. Sixteen years have passed and Jasper is aging when her father dies and leaves his castle and fortune to his only nephew who is married to an evil woman who rules for him and refuses to acknowledge her as a relative or her place in the family. Out working the two older birds that they have Jasper is set up on by highway men and enter our hero Hal De Montfort but in saving Jasper who is killed, as he kills the highway men he is injured. This is the way Elinor finds him and nurses him back to health and teaches him how to be a falconer in the process. He heals and continues his journey home without telling her his true background with the hopes of once home to return for his love as his parents have always let their children seek out a love match rather than betrothals that have been set since early childhood. This is where the adventure and the love story really starts so you need to get this book to follow this wonderful story and great read. I recommend for a relaxing read that will show how a true love match works in days of old!

  13. 4 out of 5

    E J

    Terrific story Terrific story in the continuing saga of the members of the de Montfort family. In this stand alone novel, Sir Hal is a rather cocky knight who serves in the king’s private guard. He is sent on a task for his majesty that dies not end well. As a result he is injured, lost, and needs help. Along comes Elinor, a rather solitary but talented young woman with a tragic past, and a kind heart, who helps him. She aids in his recovery both physical and mental. She has no knowledge of Hal’ Terrific story Terrific story in the continuing saga of the members of the de Montfort family. In this stand alone novel, Sir Hal is a rather cocky knight who serves in the king’s private guard. He is sent on a task for his majesty that dies not end well. As a result he is injured, lost, and needs help. Along comes Elinor, a rather solitary but talented young woman with a tragic past, and a kind heart, who helps him. She aids in his recovery both physical and mental. She has no knowledge of Hal’s history or importance. As they spend time together the two become enthralled with each other and need to be together as they have fallen in love. But will a secret keep them apart? A terrible misunderstanding? Will Hal and the cast of interesting characters somehow convince Elinor that she belongs with them? This was a tragic but lovely romance that I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend. It’s part of a series in which each book is even better than the last! I am hoping for stories for at least two more of the siblings, Nan and Jessimond, as well.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lori D

    Another exceptional story in the Knights of Honor Series. Sir Hal de Montfort is a royal guardsman to the King, who holds a strong sense of duty, although he can be found to enjoy himself at times a little too much! When he gets caught up in politics and loses all, he sets out on a journey to his parents home. He really is a broken man and knows not what lies ahead. As fate would have it though, he finds himself in the middle of a highway man accosting someone on his journey. In saving the man, Another exceptional story in the Knights of Honor Series. Sir Hal de Montfort is a royal guardsman to the King, who holds a strong sense of duty, although he can be found to enjoy himself at times a little too much! When he gets caught up in politics and loses all, he sets out on a journey to his parents home. He really is a broken man and knows not what lies ahead. As fate would have it though, he finds himself in the middle of a highway man accosting someone on his journey. In saving the man, he is injured but is taken in by Lady Elinor Swan. Elinor has had her own problems in life. Rejected by her father who only wanted a son, she had been exiled to an estate where the falconer takes her under his wing and trains her in his expertise. As Hal heals, can these two heal each other from past hurts and go forward? There are many secrets held and adventure that make this a wonderful read. As I turned the last page, I could only sigh and wait for the next adventure in this great series! As always a keeper...

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Standefer

    As a royal guardsmen to King Richard II, Sir Hal de Montfort places duty above all else. When a royal rebellion threatens the king’s power, Hal is caught up in a political game and ends up losing everything dear to him. Because Lady Elinor Swan wasn’t the expected male heir, her unforgiving father exiles her from her home of Whitley after her mother dies during childbirth. Elinor is taken in by the estate’s falconer and spends years training to be a falconer herself. After Hal is hurt trying to As a royal guardsmen to King Richard II, Sir Hal de Montfort places duty above all else. When a royal rebellion threatens the king’s power, Hal is caught up in a political game and ends up losing everything dear to him. Because Lady Elinor Swan wasn’t the expected male heir, her unforgiving father exiles her from her home of Whitley after her mother dies during childbirth. Elinor is taken in by the estate’s falconer and spends years training to be a falconer herself. After Hal is hurt trying to defend Elinors father she takes him to her home to nurse him back to health. During his recovery they become close as Elinor teaches him how to become a falconer. Neither telling the other who they really are. I really enjoyed reading this book. Elinor was not raised a lady and not raised around many people so she is not very trusting and has a lot to overcome. I liked the characters and the story. I would definitely recommend reading this book!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Petula

    Lady Elinore Swan was banished from her family home as a child. The estate falconer took her in and taught her all he knew. Her memories of her early childhood remain and ensure she has no confidence in herself. Sir Hal de Montfort finds himself on the wrong side when the young King Richard faces rebellion. Feeling shamed and being completely unarmed he begins the long walk home. An emotional story about a brave and independent young woman making the most of a very hard life. Our hero comes from Lady Elinore Swan was banished from her family home as a child. The estate falconer took her in and taught her all he knew. Her memories of her early childhood remain and ensure she has no confidence in herself. Sir Hal de Montfort finds himself on the wrong side when the young King Richard faces rebellion. Feeling shamed and being completely unarmed he begins the long walk home. An emotional story about a brave and independent young woman making the most of a very hard life. Our hero comes from a large loving family , and he knows exactly what he had found. This is a book easily read on it's own but it's linked through family ties to the rest of this great series. Once you read one of the books you will be totally hooked and want to read the rest. I have loved every one of them.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Debra Hogan

    Good Read!!! Hal de Monfort is a knight in every sense of the word. He is honest and trustworthy. He is true to his king. This all brings him to a day of reckoning when he must lay down his sword in defeat. All of this chaos brings him to a hut in the forest where his future is waiting for him. Elinor is a lovely woman who was cast out by her father. She has become an accomplished falconer since her banishment. She finds Hal in the woods, broken and bleeding. They fall in love but the forces sur Good Read!!! Hal de Monfort is a knight in every sense of the word. He is honest and trustworthy. He is true to his king. This all brings him to a day of reckoning when he must lay down his sword in defeat. All of this chaos brings him to a hut in the forest where his future is waiting for him. Elinor is a lovely woman who was cast out by her father. She has become an accomplished falconer since her banishment. She finds Hal in the woods, broken and bleeding. They fall in love but the forces surrounding them force them apart. This is a great story which is full of love, honor, and suspense. I love all of Alexa Aston’s books and especially this one.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Denise

    If you can make it through the Prologue without shedding a tear, you are a stronger person than I. The story of Elinor and Hal is profoundly sad, but also beautiful in it’s telling of an extremely moving story of loss, betrayal and love. Hal is a Knight of honor, but, in the ever changing powers of England, he loses what makes him. Elinor suffers the loss of her mother and the animosity of a very bitter and angry father. The two meet, began to trust, and eventually fall in love. This is a must r If you can make it through the Prologue without shedding a tear, you are a stronger person than I. The story of Elinor and Hal is profoundly sad, but also beautiful in it’s telling of an extremely moving story of loss, betrayal and love. Hal is a Knight of honor, but, in the ever changing powers of England, he loses what makes him. Elinor suffers the loss of her mother and the animosity of a very bitter and angry father. The two meet, began to trust, and eventually fall in love. This is a must read for lovers of Historical romance!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kat Green

    Can two broken people brought together by fate find unexpected love and acceptance? Can they feel trust and security after experiencing bitter betrayal? This is a wonderful story of unexpected, unconditional love, and honor and how it develops through an incorporation of all of their past experiences in life that has effected them, moulding them into the characters we love. Alexa Ashton never disappoints me! She is one of the authors I have discovered recently, and fallen in love with her family Can two broken people brought together by fate find unexpected love and acceptance? Can they feel trust and security after experiencing bitter betrayal? This is a wonderful story of unexpected, unconditional love, and honor and how it develops through an incorporation of all of their past experiences in life that has effected them, moulding them into the characters we love. Alexa Ashton never disappoints me! She is one of the authors I have discovered recently, and fallen in love with her family sagas.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Another great read. I loved Hal and Elinor together. I felt so bad for her through out the whole book. She’s such a strong and independent character that kept having everything she loved taken away. Now when it came to Hal I was a little confused on what happened to him but towards the end it started to make sense. And I will say that I was a little scared that Hal’s character was going to end up like Kits when it came to other women but I worried for nothing. Once he was with Elinor she was all Another great read. I loved Hal and Elinor together. I felt so bad for her through out the whole book. She’s such a strong and independent character that kept having everything she loved taken away. Now when it came to Hal I was a little confused on what happened to him but towards the end it started to make sense. And I will say that I was a little scared that Hal’s character was going to end up like Kits when it came to other women but I worried for nothing. Once he was with Elinor she was all he thought about. Aww! So cute. Now onto book 09. Happy Reading 🤓

  21. 5 out of 5

    InD'tale Magazine

    3.5/5.0 A medieval romance, “Gift of Honor” is the eighth book in the “Knights of Honor” series, which should be read in order to avoid spoilers. Read full review in the 2018 Oct issue of InD'tale Magazine. 3.5/5.0 A medieval romance, “Gift of Honor” is the eighth book in the “Knights of Honor” series, which should be read in order to avoid spoilers. Read full review in the 2018 Oct issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    One of the most unusual stories that I have read this year and one of the most interesting. This author never disappoints.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jami

    Maybe my favorite of the series I cried and felt the anguish, loneliness, and rejection Elinor. Everything she went through, everything she felt, all her emotional turmoil. This book wrecked me. Hal had his own story, but Elinor will own the reader's heart. Hal and his family are absolutely beautiful in this story. Excellent character building by the author. I would read this one again. Maybe my favorite of the series I cried and felt the anguish, loneliness, and rejection Elinor. Everything she went through, everything she felt, all her emotional turmoil. This book wrecked me. Hal had his own story, but Elinor will own the reader's heart. Hal and his family are absolutely beautiful in this story. Excellent character building by the author. I would read this one again.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nicole LaBoy

    Totally enjoyed Loving the knights of honor series. The hero and heroine meet when he tries to save her foster father from highwayman. It was well written and the characters are realistic and enjoyable.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Linda McCrea

    Great book ! I really liked this book. The story was different and very good . I was interested until the end !

  26. 5 out of 5

    Booklovinglady

    Nice story. And I learnt a lot about raptors too 😉

  27. 4 out of 5

    loweboyz

  28. 5 out of 5

    beecher bennett

  29. 5 out of 5

    Johnette Davis

  30. 4 out of 5

    BERNICE BROOKS

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