So let's meet Sir Bennet ...
Physical Characteristics: With dark, wavy hair and eyes the color of midnight, Sir Bennet is very handsome—strikingly so. He epitomizes "tall, dark, and handsome." He has strong, chiseled features, and he reminds Rosemarie of a Greek god, often bestowing "heart stopping smiles" on her.
Personality: Sir Bennet is romantic and intelligent. He's not as carefree as Sir Collin, but neither is he as serious as Sir Derrick. He has a quick wit that sometimes gets him in trouble when he doesn't consider his words before speaking.
Strengths: A lover of beauty—in nature, in art, and in people—Sir Bennet is a skilled conversationalist and always knows what to say to make Rosemarie feel special. Though he is competing with his friends for Rosemarie's affections, he loves and respects the other two knights and the Noblest Knight and would do anything to protect them.
Weaknesses: Sir Bennet appears jealous at times—understandable, considering he is one of three men trying to win Rosemarie's heart, but it's still unattractive. While he appreciates beauty, he has an aversion to things (and people) that are not beautiful. Rather than showing compassion to a young boy with a deformity, he appears repulsed and then shifts his attention away from the boy.
Romancing Rosemarie: As someone who loves and appreciates beauty, Sir Bennet uses beauty to
try to win Rosemarie. The gifts he presents her with are not costly, but they are thoughtful and beautiful: a bouquet of flowers and a beautiful veil lined with roses. He arranges an art fair for his date with Rosemarie, and he commissions a painting of her. His biggest strength in wooing Rosemarie, though, is his words, which make Rosemarie feel beautiful, appreciated, and special:
I know a rare treasure when I see one. And you are one of the rarest, my lady.
I believe that you're made more beautiful because of the sweetness of your inner spirit.
I didn't think it was possible for you to become any lovelier than you already are. But every day that I see you, you grow more beautiful.
Before long, Rosemarie is presented with the three most handsome and brave knights in the land. But when the competition for her heart seemingly results in a knight playing foul, she begins to wonder if the cloister is the best place after all. If only one of the knights—the one who appears the most guilty—had not already captured her heart.
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