This blog is to keep my readers updated about my forthcoming historical romance books and to tell you a little bit about the history behind each one. I hope you enjoy reading it and feel free to comment.
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Friday, 4 July 2014
Countdown Deal - starting tomorrow, 6th July 2014
THE JUDAS PLEDGE is the first of the Summerville Journals, the story of Lord Richard Summerville, his marriage and his mistress. Starting tomorrow, this book is on special offer, beginning at .99 cents or the sterling equivalent. See the US deal here and for UK customers The second book tells the story of Rachel, Lord Summerville's beautiful mistress and for US customers the link is here.
A review for The Flawed Mistress from the UK site:
This book is Hauntingly sad and, beautifully written. I thoroughly enjoyed
reading it. It portrays an accurate description of how women were treated in
I hope all my readers enjoy it as much.
It is 1553 and for five years the fifteen year old protestant
King Edward VI has reigned with the aid of a Lord Protector. It has been twenty
years since King Henry VIII broke away from the yoke of the Roman church and
Catholicism is outlawed and a thing of the past. Bethany is the daughter
of a wealthy merchant and her only concern is to avoid an arranged marriage to
the impoverished baron her father had found to marry her for her dowry.
When the wealthy Earl of Summerville suggests a marriage which will make
her a very rich countess she is thrilled and his confession that he is a hated
catholic and that he expects her to be the same, means little. If Bethany had
thought about it at all, she had believed that there were no Catholics left in
England. Her eyes firmly fixed on a handsome, amiable husband and the title,
wealth and huge country mansion that comes with him, she believes she will never
have to adhere to that condition, she believes that there will never be another
catholic monarch, despite his assurances that the catholic Mary Tudor will
succeed her brother to the throne.
She has no idea how hard it is going
to be to keep that pledge when Mary gains the throne and begins a brutal
campaign to bring England back to the Catholic church of Rome. As Bethany's
protestant family and friends are persecuted for their beliefs, beliefs for
which they are prepared to die a horrible death, she finds the struggle to
support her Catholic husband and give lip service to his faith to be impossible
despite having fallen deeply in love with him.
This is a tale of love,
passion and betrayal in an age when God is very real and the way he is worshipped worth dying for.