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Friday, 4 July 2014

Countdown Deal - starting tomorrow, 6th July 2014 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 Tudor times
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.

Read the first chapter of
The Judas Pledge and The Flawed Mistress


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