cover image Once Upon a Pillow

Once Upon a Pillow

Christina Dodd. Pocket Books, $12 (336pp) ISBN 978-0-7434-3680-9

An 800-year-old bed bears silent witness to centuries' worth of naughty shenanigans in Once Upon a Pillow, a collaboration between veteran romance writers Christina Dodd (In My Wildest Dreams) and Connie Brockway (The Bridal Season). The epic opens in 13th-century England with a crusading knight and his fast-talking, murderous maiden bride and culminates with a present-day social history grad student who gives tours through the medieval manor house where the bed is the star attraction; she longs to acquire it or at least give it a whirl herself.