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Welcome to our list of Historical Fiction novels! Everyone enjoying the HistFic genre should find something wonderful to read here. We have novels from the Dark and Middle Ages, Tudor, Stuart up into the Georgian, Regency and Victorian eras, and even post World War II times. We have books on royalty, historical military fiction, romance, Jane Austen sequels, and even some well researched nonfiction. If you have any questions, you can find us on our Facebook group, English Historical Fiction Authors. Please join us there!
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THE WINCHESTER GOOSE: at the court of Henry VIII - Judith Arnopp  


 Tudor London: 1540. Each night, after dark, men flock to Bankside seeking girls of easy virtue; prostitutes known as The Winchester Geese. Joanie Toogood has worked the streets of Southwark since childhood but her path is changed forever by an encounter with Francis Wareham, a spy for the King’s secretary, Thomas Cromwell.

Meanwhile, across the River, at the glittering court of Henry VIII, Wareham also sets his cap at Evelyn and Isabella Bourne, members of the Queen’s household and the girls, along with Joanie, are drawn into intrigue and the shadow of the executioner’s blade.

Set against the turmoil of Henry VIII’s middle years, The Winchester Goose provides a brand new perspective of the happenings at the royal court, offering a frank and often uncomfortable observation of life at both ends of the social spectrum.

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THE SONG OF HELEDD - Judith Arnopp   


In seventh century Powys at the hall of King Cynddylan of Pengwern, the princesses, Heledd and Ffreur attend a celebratory feast where fifteen-year-old Heledd develops an infatuation for a travelling minstrel. The illicit liaison triggers a chain of events that will destroy two kingdoms and bring down a dynasty.

Set against the backdrop of the pagan-Christian conflict between kings Penda and Oswiu The Song of Heledd sweeps the reader from the ancient kingdom of Pengwern to the lofty summits of Gwynedd where Heledd battles to control both her own destiny and that of those around her.

Judith Arnopp has carried out lengthy research into the fragmented ninth century poems, Canu Llywarch Hen and Canu Heledd, and the history surrounding them to produce a fiction of what might have been.

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THE FOREST DWELLERS -Judith Arnopp

1078 - The People of England are persecuted, evicted from their homes and forced to live in exile from the lands Saxons have inhabited for generations. Life is hard. The Norman interlopers are hated.
Twelve years after the Norman invasion, three soldiers are molesting a forest girl who is fairer than any they have ever seen. Leo stops the attack in the only way he can ...violently. His actions that day trigger a chain of events that will end only with the death of a king.

The Forest Dwellers is a tale of oppression, sexual manipulation and vengeance.

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PEACEWEAVER - Judith Arnopp

The story of Eadgyth, wife of Gruffydd ap Llewellyn of Wales and Harold II of England. Sold into a disastrous marriage with Gruffydd ap Llewellyn, King of the Welsh; a man old enough to be her grandfather, Eadgyth ultimately finds herself accused of fornication, incest and treason. Alone in a foreign land, her life is forfeit until a surprise night attack destroys Gruffydd's palace and Eadgyth is taken prisoner by Earl Harold of Wessex.
At the Saxon court she infiltrates the sticky intrigues of the Godwin family and, on the eve of his accession to the English throne, she agrees to marry Harold Godwinson. As William the Bastard assembles his fleet in the south and Harald Hardrada prepares to invade from the North their future is threatened and the portentous date of October 14th 1066 looms.
Eadgyth’s tale of betrayal, passion and war highlights the plight of women, tossed in the tumultuous sea of feuding Anglo Saxon Britain.

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THE CROWN~ Nancy Bilyeau

"The Crown" is a historical thriller about a young Dominican nun's struggle to save her priory from Cromwell's advancing army of destruction by unearthing a mystical crown.

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THE COMPANION OF LADY HOLMESHIRE~ Debra Brown


A foundling infant becomes companion to a widowed countess, who drags her along, unwelcome, into snobbish aristocratic society. This is a clean romance with mystery and a splash of humor. Inspired by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

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MONTFORT THE EARLY YEARS 1229 to 1243~ Katherine Ashe

In 1229 a penniless French youth, Simon de Montfort, arrives in England claiming the Earldom of Leicester and the title Steward of England. Becoming King Henry III's best friend, Simon falls in love with the king's sister, who is a nun, brought from her retreat as a companion for the new Queen. That Queen is the daughter of Simon's family's enemy. Montfort, in four volumes, is a speculative history in the form of a novel, based on original 13th century documents.

MONTFORT THE VICEROY 1243 to 1253~ Katherine Ashe

After Jerusalem is lost to the Khoresine invaders, Simon is desperate to return to the Holy Land where, as acting Viceroy, he had held the divided Christian factions unified. But King Henry insists upon his help home, and entangles him in intrigues that nearly bring his death for treason.

MONTFORT THE REVOLUTIONARY 1253 to 1260~ Katherine Ashe

Returning from France where he is serving as King Henry's negotiator for peace, Simon saves Prince Edward from a well-deserved but deadly punishment, then finds himself entangled in the lords' rebellion against King Henry. Joining in the writing of the Provisions of Oxford, a constitution that calls for a Parliament partly elected by the common man with powers to control the monarchy, Simon is left 'the last man left standing' and must seize England to make this new democracy a reality. Each volume of Montfort includes an Historical Context section with references to13th century sources and an extensive bibliography.

MONTFORT THE ANGEL WITH THE SWORD 1260 to 1265~ Katherine Ashe

King Henry has succeeded in suppressing the Parliament. Believed by the commons to be the Angel of the Apocalypse heralding in the New Millennium of Democracy, Simon, in France recovering from torture, is lured back to England to lead an army of young lordlings, townspeople and outlaws of Sherwood and the Weald against the combined forces of the Crown and Papal interdict. Is Simon the longed-for king of the songs of Robin Hood? For 700 years it was a hanging crime to speak the name Simon de Montfort, but the memory of him never died.

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MAY 1812~ M.M. Bennetts
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1812. Europe has been at war for twenty years, and in London, a handful of men struggle to protect their country and maintain the war effort. Among them, the Earl of Myddelton, code-breaker to the Foreign Office, strives to crack the most difficult French code yet. Then, on 11 May, the unthinkable happens--the Prime Minister is assassinated. From the ballrooms of London to the death-in-waiting coast of enemy France, Myddelton is drawn inexorably into the deepening crisis—his private life unravelling all the while, as misunderstandings, gossip and spite mar his recent marriage, and threaten to destroy his career.

OF HONEST FAME~ M.M. Bennetts
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Across a continent ravaged by Napoleon's armies, a boy is chased by a French assassin, one who has penetrated the highest ranks of London's Foreign Office--a man who could topple England's spy network. The British Foreign Secretary's three top agents--a scarred Peninsular veteran, the boy he trusts and a disgraced gentleman--are charged with unmasking the traitors in their midst and bringing down the assassin. From Paris to London to Poland and beyond, they follow a trail of havoc, betrayal and murder, as the hunted become the hunters.

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THE QUEEN’S LADY~ Barbara Kyle
Kensington Books, 2008

Set in the nerve-jangled court of King Henry VIII during his battle with the Catholic church for a divorce, The Queen’s Lady is the story of Honor Larke, a ward of King Henry’s chancellor, Sir Thomas More, and lady-in-waiting to Henry’s first wife, Queen Catherine of Aragon. Forced to take sides in the religious extremism of the day, Honor fights to save the church’s victims from death at the stake, enlisting Richard Thornleigh, a rogue sea captain, in her missions of mercy, and finally risking her life to try to save Sir Thomas from the wrath of the king.

THE KING’S DAUGHTER ~Barbara Kyle
Kensington Books, 2009

When Henry VIII’s bitter daughter, Queen Mary, launches her reign with a vow to annihilate heretics, young Isabel Thornleigh, must act quickly to save her family. Determined to rescue her father from prison, she entrusts her mission, and herself, to ruthless Spanish mercenary Carlos Valverde. But Isabel is also pledged to spy for the rebel leader whose men are bent on overthrowing the Queen. Caught up in a dangerous maelstrom of intrigue and shifting loyalties, unsure of who is friend and who is foe, Isabel knows only that she must unmask the mysterious traitor bent on destroying her family.

THE QUEEN’S CAPTIVE~ Barbara Kyle Kensington Books, 2010

When Queen Mary releases her twenty-year-old sister Elizabeth from the Tower, hoping she’ll make a false move and condemn herself, Honor Thornleigh returns from exile with her merchant husband Richard and their seafaring son Adam to help Elizabeth in the fight of her life. Playing a dangerous game as a double agent, aware that a false move of her own will uncover her past as a condemned heretic, Honor finds her task made harder when Adam and Elizabeth fall passionately in love. To save her family and Elizabeth, and herself, Honor must turn a headstrong princess into a queen before “Bloody Mary” destroys them all.

THE QUEEN’S GAMBLE~ Barbara Kyle
Kensington Books, 2011

Isabel, the Thornleighs’ daughter, returns to London from the New World with
her Spanish husband Carlos Valverde and their young son, and is swept up in the first international crisis of the young Queen’s Elizabeth reign: the French, who control Scotland, have landed troops along England’s border, threatening an invasion. The Queen recruits Isabel to take money secretly to aid the Scottish rebel faction trying to drive out the French. But when Carlos is sent to Scotland as a Spanish military advisor to the French troops, he and Isabel find they are on opposite sides in this deadly war – and the Queen has made their little boy her hostage.

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HEYERWOOD: A NOVEL~ Lauren Gilbert

Compelled to marry a stranger, Catherine found herself a widow, never having been a real wife. After years isolated in the country, she was sole heir to an ancient estate, a title, and unimaginable wealth. She now had the means to do whatever she desired. But what did she want?

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Trencarrow Secret ~ Anita Davison

Isabel Hart is afraid of two things, the maze at
Trencarrow where she got lost as a young child,
and the lake where her brother David saved
her from drowning in a boating accident.

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Culloden Spirit ~ Anita Davison

Carrie Gordon's season in her native York was an
unqualified success, until the young man who paid
her so much attention married someone else.When
her family takes a summer trip to her father’s
ancestral home in the Scottish Highlands, her
handsome Scottish cousin, takes a dislike to Carrie due
to her father’s plans to refurbish Cair Innes castle
which is in need of extensive repair beyond
the means of its present owner and resident,
Iain McRae.

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THE WIDOW'S REDEEMER ~ Philippa Jane Keyworth


A penniless young widow with an indomitable spirit. A wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation.

London, 1815: After her husband's untimely death, Letty Burton comes up from the country with her domineering mother-in-law. Hiding a past she wishes to forget and facing an uncertain future, all she wants is to navigate London Society as a silent companion. A chance meeting with London's most eligible bachelor sets in motion a series of events that will bring her quiet life under the unfriendly scrutiny of the ton. With the net of scandal, debts, and rivals closing in, will she let her dark past dictate her life forever? Will she learn to trust again? And most importantly, will she allow herself to love?


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THE FALSE LIGHT~ Diane Scott Lewis
Adventure, romance and betrayal in eighteenth century Cornwall, England.

Forced from France by her devious guardian on the eve of the French Revolution, Countess Bettina Jonquiere must deliver an important package to further the royalist cause. In England, she discovers the package is full of blank papers, the address false and she’s penniless. Stranded in a Cornish village, Bettina toils in a bawdy tavern and falls in love with a man why many have murdered his unfaithful wife. Tracked by ruthless revolutionaries, she must uncover the truth about her father's murder-and her lover's guilt-while her life is threatened. 


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WITHOUT REFUGE: sequel to The False Light~ Diane Scott Lewis

In 1796, ruined countess Bettina Jonquiere leaves England after the reported drowning of her lover, Everett. In New Orleans she establishes a new life until a ruthless Frenchman demands the money stolen by her father at the beginning of the French Revolution. She is forced on a dangerous mission to France where she unravels dark family secrets, but will she find the man she lost as well?


ELYSIUM: Murder and desire on a remote island of exile~ Diane Scott Lewis
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to remote Saint Helena. The Chef’s daughter, Amélie, is determined to rise in importance and entice her emperor with her beautiful singing voice. She is soon drawn into his clash with their British jailers, court intrigues and a burgeoning sexual attraction. Amélie suspects someone in their entourage is poisoning him. Now she must earn his love, uncover the culprit and join in Napoleon’s last great battle plan, a dangerous escape.

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I SERVE: A NOVEL OF THE BLACK PRINCE~ Rosanne E. Lortz

A tale of arms, of death, of love, and of honor. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Hundred Years' War, I Serve chronicles the story of Sir John Potenhale. A young Englishman of lowly birth, Potenhale wins his way to knighthood on the fields of France. He enters the service of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales, and immerses himself in a stormy world of war, politics, and romantic intrigue.

ROAD FROM THE WEST: BOOK I OF THE CHRONICLES OF TANCRED (fiction)~ Rosanne E. Lortz
Haunted by guilt from the past and nightmares of the future, a young Norman named Tancred takes the cross and vows to be the first to free Jerusalem from the infidels. As he journeys to the Holy Land, he braves vast deserts, mortal famine, and the ever-present ambushes of the enemy Turks—but the greatest danger of all is deciding which of the Crusader lords to trust. A mysterious seer prophesies that Tancred will find great love and great sorrow on his journey, but the second seems intent on claiming him before he can find the first. Intrigues and passions grow as every battle brings the Crusaders one step closer to Jerusalem. Not all are destined to survive the perilous road from the West.

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THE ADVENTURES OF ALIANORE AUDLEY~ Brian Wainwright

The light-hearted tale of a female intelligence agent in the Yorkist era. Not too be taken literally!

WITHIN THE FETTERLOCK~ Brian Wainwright

The story of Constance of York, daughter of Edmund of Langley and first princess of the House of York. Chronologically the story starts more or less where Anya Seton’s Katherine ends, but the style and viewpoint are quite different.

THE OPEN FETTERLOCK~ Brian Wainwright

A short collection of Brian’s more recently writings, only available in Kindle format. These are mostly short sections of abandoned or seriously postponed novel projects.

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COLONEL FITZWILLIAM'S CORRESPONDENCE~ David Wilkin

Witnessing his cousin marry for love and not money, which he felt destined to do, Colonel Fitzwilliam refused to be jealous. He did not expect his acquaintance with the Bennet Clan to change that. Catherine Bennet, often called Kitty, had not given a great deal of thought to how her life might change with her sisters Elizabeth and Jane becoming wed to rich and connected men. Certainly meeting Darcy's handsome cousin, a Colonel, did not affect her.

THE END OF THE WORLD~ David Wilkin

When a stranger arrives in Cornwall while the war rages on the Peninsula, is he the answer to one's prayers, or a nightmare wearing the disguise of a gentleman? Hermione Merwyn leads a pleasant, quiet life with her father, in the farthest corner of England. All is as it should be, though change is sure to come. For she and her sister have reached the age of marriage, but that can be no great adventure when life at home has already been so bountiful.

THE SHATTERED MIRROR~ David Wilkin

Bridget Halifax-Stokes was giddy with the excitement of her season in London. Town had beckoned and her season came on the heels of the end of the war against the tyrant. All the handsome men were returning heroes. What better year to come out. More lords available and luck that Bridget was just the perfect age. All is fun and frivolity until Bridget literally crashes into Sir Patrick Hampton as he limps along the high street.

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THE JOURNAL OF A GEORGIAN GENTLEMAN~ Mike Rendell

The true story of an Eighteenth Century shopkeeper living at Number One London Bridge: he married a fortune, and then walked away from it all to become a farmer in the English Cotswolds.It is a fascinating picture of everyday life based on diaries and records which have been in the writers family for over 250 years.
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THE FOUR GRACES: QUEEN VICTORIA'S HESSIAN GRANDDAUGHTERS~ (Nonfiction) Ilana D. Miller

Eurohistory brings you Ilana Miller's amazing story of Victoria, Elisabeth, Irene and Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, Queen Victoria's Hessian granddaughters, The Four Graces. This excellent book covers the lifespan of these four very tragic sisters. Handsomely illustrated with unique photos of the Hessian sisters and their descendants, this hardbound book promises to become a "must-read" for anyone interested in European royal history and the Russian Imperial Family.

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THE ROYAL MOB~ (Fiction) Theresa Sherman

The Royal Mob is the story of the four beautiful Princesses of the House of Hesse. The eldest, Princess Victoria, marries the handsome Prince Louis of Battenberg, the former lover of Lillie Langtry. The next, the exquisite Elisabeth, is swept off to the unbelievable splendor of the Romanov court by Grand Duke Serge, while Irène dazzles Prince Henry of Prussia and takes her place at the court in Berlin. Alix, the youngest, marries the man she has loved since childhood, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and becomes the fabled Empress Alexandra. From such exotic locals as Russia, Bulgaria and Ottoman Jerusalem, to the drawing rooms of Sandringham, The Royal Mob is told as an intimate memoir of the eldest sister, Princess Victoria of Hesse, who was the favorite granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

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GANG TERRITORY~ Peter St. John

An evacuee from the WWII bombing of London threads the territorial minefields
of village gangs and confronts the schoolyard bully. Can the newcomer succeed or must he
submit?

GANG WARFARE~ Peter St. John

Why does a trivial incident at the village school spark a riotous breakdown of
relations within the whole community? What happens after the village is bombed?


GANG RIVALRY~ Peter St. John

A barrel of money, collected for the war effort, has "accidentally" fallen into the
river. Which gang will be the first to recover it? Will "Dummy", the sympathetic village simpleton, be charged with its theft?


GANG LOYALTY~ Peter St. John

Jenno, fed up with male domination; sets up a gang just for girls. This creates
conflicting loyalties. The girls challenge the boys. Who wins?


GANG PETITION~ Peter St. John

The village children are desperate to support "Dummy" who is in great difficulty.
Will a petition help? London is not a good place to be under the bombs of the Nazi blitz.


GANG SPIES~ Peter St. John

Careless talk in time of war costs lives. A whole nest of spies is suspected in the
village. Are the authorities implicated? The kids set out to discover the truth.

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FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN~ Marie Higgins

Marcus Thorne, a notorious pirate who has taken land and become a highwayman, vows to uncover the secrets of the Royal Navy and exact revenge against the man who stole from him. Instead, he captures the enemy’s daughter and keeps her as his prisoner to satisfy the debt. Isabelle Stanhope sees her captor, this mysterious masked man, as a savior. She’d much rather be in his company than participate in the marriage  arranged by her father.Can keeping her prisoner set things right for Marcus, or is he about to suffer another theft—his heart?

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PRETENDING YOU ARE MINE~ Marie Higgins

Switching roles and the pursuit of freedom come together in the hunt to discover who can be trusted and who is really the traitor during the Colonial times.

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LYDIA~ Wanda Luce

Tormented in a relentless battle to overcome her love for Lord Connor
Denton, the handsome son of an earl, the impoverished Lydia Hathaway
resolves to flee home to Twyford to escape her despair and to forget.
But…can he forget her?

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HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE~ Maggi Andersen

Viscount Beaumont has buried himself in the country since his wife died. As the French Revolution rages, French actress, Verity Garnier is ordered to England to seduce him back to France. She despises men, but she must not fail.

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SURRENDER TO DESTINY~ Maggi Andersen

In Victorian London, artist’s model Giovanna Russo is left homeless after the murder of her step-father, the pre-Raphaelite artist. Two men desire her. One intends to make her his mistress and the other wants her dead.


RULES OF CONDUCT~ Maggi Andersen

Rules of Conduct is a Regency adventure romance. After losing her memory, Viola is offered protection by the Duke of Vale at his country estate, but even in this beautiful place, her dark past intrudes.

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THE VIRGIN WIDOW~ Anne O'Brien

Anne Neville is the heiress and daughter of the greatest powerbroker in the land, Warwick the Kingmaker. Trapped in a deadly tangle of political intrigue, she is a pawn in an uncertain game, used by the houses of Neville, York and Lancaster alike. In England's glittering, treacherous court, not all wish to see the Nevilles raised high. The Earl of Warwick's ambition and pride lead him into an attempt to depose the Yorkist King: his treason forces his family into exile. Humiliated and powerless in a foreign land, Anne must find the courage and the wit to survive in a man's world.

DEVIL'S CONSORT/QUEEN DEFIANT~ Anne O'Brien

(This book has separate titles and covers in the US and UK.)

July, 1137. In the baking sunshine of Bordeaux, Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, eagerly awaits her first meeting with the prince who will become her husband. But Louis Capet is no fit match for educated, independent Eleanor. When he inherits the throne of France it becomes clear that his monastic ways and indecisive rule could cost him his country - and his marriage. Determined to rule her own lands, Eleanor leads the men of Aquitaine on Crusade. The march to Outremer will make her the most scandalous woman in all of Christendom. And one chance meeting between Eleanor and Henry Plantagenet will change the fate of England - forever ...

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MERITS AND MERCENARIES (The first novel of The Bath Novels of Lady A~ Collection)~ A Lady

Savor the high comedy and drama of heroes and villains, and heroines and vixens, going head to head in this devilishly dashing Regency romp. Traversing Jane Austen's town and country, this bewitching story of love and self-discovery takes a mysterious turn to reveal a menacing secret that stalks M&M's entire, and most memorable, cast....

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LADY OF THE ENGLISH~ Elizabeth Chadwick

The story of 2 royal women. Matilda, strong-willed but vulnerable daughter of King Henry I strives to inherit the crown when her father dies and her male cousin seizes her throne. She is helped by Adeliza, her father’s young wife, who despite her loyalty to Matilda, is married to a baron of the opposition. What price a crown? What does it cost to be Lady of the English.

TO DEFY A KING~ Elizabeth Chadwick

To Defy A King: Mahelt Marshal is the privileged daughter of a great earl. Her life changes dramatically when her father is suspected of treachery by King John and for her own safety, she is married to Hugh Bigod, heir to the earldom of Norfolk. Adapting to her new life is hard and Mahelt makes mistakes that bring disgrace and heartbreak. When King John turns his attention to the Bigod family, Mahelt faces greater challenges than ever before, and must either rise to meet them, or fail on all counts.

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A VERY MERRY CHASE~ Teresa Thomas Bohannon

Set in early 19th century Regency England, and harking back in style to the heyday of Georgette Heyer and Barbara Cartland, A Very Merry Chase is a comedy of manners and errors that boasts empire fashions, dashing characters, verbal sparring matches and witty repartee mingled with just a hint of mystery, danger and intrigue.

Available In Oversized, Large Print Paperback, plus Kindle & Nook.

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GEORGE IN LONDON~ Tim Queeney

George in London, Young George Washington's wild adventure in 1751 London seeking his fortune.

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DARCY AND FITZSWILLIAM, A Tale of a Gentleman and an Officer
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Fitzwilliam Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam are cousins and life long friends, as well as co-guardians of Darcy's sister Georgiana.  Throughout the years of their friendship the ties of family have kept them together, in spite of their vastly different personalities.  Where Darcy is haughty, elegant, proud and terribly proper, Fitzwilliam is charismatic, fun loving, wild and daring.  They bicker, compete and support each other through romance, war and peace. 

Selected by the Orange County, California, Register Newspaper as a great
summer read - one of six novels featured in their annual summer reading article.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Books-a-Million, in both Tradepaper and e-book.

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The Continuing Saga Of Darcy a

JANE AUSTEN’S ‘PRIDE AND PREJUDICE’ CONTINUES…

SONS AND DAUGHTERS, a sequel to Karen V. Wasylowski’s 'DARCY AND FITZWILLIAM' (which was itself a continuation of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE), again follows the iconic Fitzwilliam Darcy and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam. Now we see the two battling best friends as loving husbands and doting fathers, older and a bit wiser, making the sacrifices, the difficult (and frequently unpopular) decisions that men must make for the good of their families and we see their large brood of offspring - the ‘Fitzwilliam Mob’ - grow from childhood to adolescence then on into adulthood. Along the way, Darcy and Fitzwilliam are viewed by their children first as heroes, then as the enemy, but eventually as mortal human beings and the children’s adored champions once again.

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GEORGIANA'S STORY
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Georgiana Darcy is a young woman in love, but at an very inopportune time.  Just when her brother and cousin have found their happiness and are preparing her for her entrance into the "Marriage Mart" she has found romance.  Not wanting to disappoint her guardians she tries to keep her love a secret; however, the heart is a very determined organ...

A continuation of Darcy and Fitzwilliam.  Short story.

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SECOND CHANCES~ Tess St. John

Love that frees the heart ~ also captures it.

Lady Emma Easton’s elopement to an elderly earl shields her from an abusive father, until her husband’s death leaves her vulnerable once again. Lord Drake vowed never to marry again, but while protecting Emma, her love frees him from the darkness that’s consumed him since his wife’s death. Now Drake must protect her from her father’s evil whims, or face losing her forever.

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THE PLAYERS: A NOVEL OF THE YOUNG SHAKESPEARE~ Stephanie Cowell

A love story based on Shakespeare’s sonnets. The young Shakespeare, just come to London to try to make a living in the theater, becomes entangled between his rich aristocratic patron and the bewitching Italian musician Emilia Bassano. When love and loyalty become too complicated, he finds that he is losing both himself and his footing as a rising playwright.

NICHOLAS COOKE~ Stephanie Cowell

A boy runs away to join Shakespeare’s new theater company in London 1593 and becomes a leading actor. Pursued by the ghosts of his dead mother whom he could not save and a man he killed, he cannot find love or peace until he becomes a priest and physician. In a starred review, Library Journal said, “An exquisitely drawn portrait of a robust age and a complex man at war with himself.” W.W. Norton.

THE PHYSICIAN OF LONDON~ Stephanie Cowell

In the sequel to NICHOLAS COOKE, Nicholas is now a lonely priest and physician. He marries a brilliant woman but when he and his closest friend become deeply involved in the royalist cause in the fight between monarch and Parliament 1639, the friend falls in love with Nicholas’s wife. Publishers’ Weekly called it “An outstanding historical drama.” American Book Award 1997. W.W. Norton.

CLAUDE & CAMILLE: A NOVEL OF MONET~ Stephanie Cowell

The young and unknown Claude Monet arrives in bohemian Paris 1860 to try to sell his work. Falling in love with the upper-class Camille, they soon have a child and live a life running from bill collectors. But as Monet is finding success at long last in the new movement called Impressionism, his relationship with the troubled Camille is fast disintegrating. Susan Vreeland called it, “lovely, touching, delicately written, and extraordinarily compelling.” Random House/Crown

MARRYING MOZART~ Stephanie Cowell

The struggling young composer Mozart meets a family of four musical sisters in 1777 Vienna. He will remain close to all of them throughout his short life and eventually marry one of them…but not the first one he loved. The Seattle Times called it, “A grand little mini-opera, filled with twists of affection, musical politics, love, loss and chocolate.” Viking Penguin.

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A DEAD MAN'S DEBT~ Grace Elliot

Sensuous historical romance, a story of blackmail, duty and unexpected love - set in the Regency period.

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THE LADY'S SLIPPER, by Deborah Swift

England 1660. An artist, a Quaker, a medicine woman and a wealthy landowner come into conflict over the beauty and power of the rare and mysterious lady's slipper orchid. A Reading Group Gold edition from Macmillan/St Martin's Press. "Her characters are so real that they linger in the mind long after the book is back on the shelf. Highly recommended." Historical Novels Review
"Top Pick!" RT Book Reviews
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QUEEN DEFIANT/DEVIL'S CONSORT (same book, different title in US/UK market)~ Anne O'Brien

July 1137: in the baking heat of Bordeaux, Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine awaits her first meeting with the prince who will become her husband, but Louis Capet is no fit match for educated, independent Eleanor. Determined to rule her own lands, Eleanor leads the men of Aquitaine on Crusade, an escapade which will make her the most scandalous woman in all of Christendom. And one chance meeting between Eleanor and Henry Plantagenet will change Eleanor’s life forever …
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MARGARET'S REMATCH~ Farida Mestek

After the loss of her sister, Margaret Fairfax settles at Northbrook Hall – the country estate of her brother-in-law, Mr. Westfield, whose dislike of her is legendary. There she faces a major challenge of reconciling their many differences and proving to him that despite the rumours of schemes and scandals that followed her from London, she is worthy of his regard and affection. With time and many an exertion on her part and that of her new family, Margaret succeeds in altering Mr. Westfield’s opinion of her and attaching his heart, but she fears the worst when her deceitful friend arrives.
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SURGEON'S MATE; book two of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series~ Linda Collison

It's late October, 1762. After surviving the deadly siege of Havana, Patrick MacPherson and the rest of the ship's company are looking forward to a well deserved liberty in New York. But what happens in that colonial town will change surgeons mate's life in ways she could never have imagined. Using a dead man's identity, young Patricia Kelly MacPherson is making her way as Patrick MacPherson surgeon’s mate aboard His Majesty's frigate Richmond. She's become adept at bleeding, blistering, and amputating limbs; but if her cover is blown, she'll lose both her livelihood and her berth aboard the frigate. The ship's gunner alone knows her secret - or does someone else aboard suspect that Patrick MacPherson is not the man he claims to be?

STAR-CROSSED~ Linda Collison

Told in the first person, Star-Crossed is an 18th-century saga featuring a teenaged heroine who longs for both independence and love. Chosen by the New York Public Library to be among the Books for the Teen Age -- 2007, Star-Crossed was the inspiration for the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series.

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DARCY'S PASSIONS ~ Regina Jeffers

Witty, romantic and insightful, Darcy's Passions captures the original style and sardonic humor of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, while turning the entire story on its head. Written from the perspective of Fitzwilliam Darcy, this novel tells his version of an improbable, even obsessive relationship with a most impossible woman - Elizabeth Bennet.

DARCY'S TEMPTATION ~ Regina Jeffers

Romantic and insightful, Darcy's Temptation captures the original style and sardonic wit of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice while weaving its beloved characters into an exciting new tale. In a story set against the backdrop of the British abolitionist movement, family difficulties and social affairs weigh heavy on the newlyweds, and a dramatic turn of events forces Elizabeth to try to recapture Darcy's love before the manipulative Cecelia McFarland succeeds in luring him away.

CAPTAIN WENTWORTH'S PERSUASION ~ Regina Jeffers

This novel retells the love affair at the heart of Jane Austen's Persuasion from the perspective of the suitor - Captain Wentworth. Written in the language of the era, Captain Wentworth's Persuasion recreates the original style, themes and sardonic humor of Jane Austen's novel while turning the entire tale on its head in a most engaging fashion.

VAMPIRE DARCY'S DESIRE ~ Regina Jeffers

Vampire Darcy's Desire presents Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as a heart-pounding vampire romance filled with passion and danger. Tormented by a 200-year-old curse and his fate as a half human/half vampire dhampir, Fitzwilliam Darcy vows to live forever alone rather than inflict his life's horrors as a vampire on an innocent wife. But when he travels to Netherfield Park, he meets the captivating Elizabeth Bennet. Written in authentic Austen style and faithful to its Regency era setting, Vampire Darcy's Desire retells the greatest love story of all time in a hauntingly imaginative fashion.

THE PHANTOM OF PEMBERLEY ~ Regina Jeffers

Happily married for over a year and more in love than ever, Darcy and Elizabeth cannot imagine anything interrupting their bliss-filled days. Then an intense snowstorm strands a group of travelers at Pemberley, and terrifying accidents and mysterious deaths begin to plague the manor. Everyone seems convinced that it is the work of a phantom - a Shadow Man who is haunting the Darcy family's grand estate.

CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY ~ Regina Jeffers

It is Christmastide at Pemberley, and Darcy has planned a special celebration for his wife Elizabeth. He has invited her family, the Bennets and the Bingleys, to spend the festive days with them. However, the best-laid plans of men often go askew. Unable to outmaneuver a blizzard, Darcy and Elizabeth are stranded at a small inn, along with a young couple, whose name ironically is Joseph and whose first child is likely to be born during the night. Meanwhile Pemberley overflows with a mix of eclectic characters, who, not surprisingly, bring bitter feuds, old jealousies, and intimate secrets with them. Despite the bedlam, for all involved, a reminder of the love, the family spirit, and the generosity, which remain at the heart of Christmas, prevails.

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THE SCANDAL OF LADY ELEANOR ~ Regina Jeffers

James Kerrington, a key member of the British government's secret unit, the Realm, never expected to find love again until he meets Lady Eleanor Fowler, the sister of his best friend. Yet, Lady Eleanor holds secrets that haunt her chance for happiness, and to free her, Kerrington must overcome Louis Levering's diabolical clutches on the lady and Shaheed Mir's penchant for revenge. (Book 1 of The Realm Series)

"THE PEMBERLEY BALL" (short story) ~ Regina Jeffers

THE ROAD TO PEMBERLEY ~ Edited by Marsha Altman

Celebrating Jane Austen with a series of brilliant adaptations, this anthology includes a dozen new short stories from both emerging and established Regency romance authors. The Road to Pemberley brings the fabled world of the Regency era to life in all its glory as each author explores and expands the Pride and Prejudice story.

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A TOUCH OF VELVET ~ Regina Jeffers

No one finds his soul mate when she is twelve and he seventeen, but Brantley Fowler, the Duke of Thornhill, always thought he had found his. The memory of Velvet Aldridge's face was the only thing that kept him alive all those years he remained estranged from his family. Now, he has returned to Kent to claim his title and the woman he loves, but first he must obliterate the memory of his infamous father from the books and fend off the attacks of a crazed Baloch set on revenge. (Book 2 of The Realm Series)

A TOUCH OF CASHMERE ~ Regina Jeffers

Marcus Wellston never expected to inherit his father's title; after all, he is the youngest of three sons. However, he has returned to Tweed Hall and the earldom, but he has not left his demons behind. Wellston has spent years in atonement for his shortcomings as a member of the Realm, a covert governmental group. Now all he wants is a biddable wife with a pleasant personality. Neither of those describes Cashémere Aldridge, whose believes her opinions are absolutes. Mix in an irate Baloch warlord, who seeks a missing emerald, and the Realm has its hands full. The Regency Period has never been hotter. (Book 3 of The Realm Series)

THE FIRST WIVE'S CLUB ~ Regina Jeffers

Nathaniel Epperly, the Earl of Eggleston, has never before faced a man who holds no strength of title, but who still wields great power, and he finds himself always a step behind the enigmatic Baron Remington Craddock, the acknowledge lover of Eggleston's wife Lady Charlotte. When someone frames Nathaniel for Lady Charlotte's murder, Eggleston must quickly learn the baron's secrets or face a death sentence. (Book 1 of the First Wives' Trilogy)
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NOBLE SATYR: A Georgian Historical Romance
(Roxton Series Book 1)~ Lucinda Brant

It's 1745, the age of hedonism and enlightenment. A young girl is abandoned at the court of Versailles. The predatory Comte de Salvan plots her seduction. An all-powerful adversary snatches her to safety. But is he noble savior or a satyr most despicable?
Noble Satyr won the $10,000 Woman’s Day/Random House Romantic fiction Prize and shortlisted for the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year. A classic romance in the tradition of Georgette Heyer, it pays homage to Heyer's These Old Shades.

MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE: A Georgian Historical Romance
(Roxton Series Book 2)~ Lucinda Brant

Twelve-year-old Deborah is married off at midnight to sixteen-year-old Julian, the handsome but volatile heir to the Roxton Dukedom, who then disappears from her life. Nine years later, Julian returns incognito to consummate his marriage. Can the handsome stranger with whom Deb spent ten wonderful weeks truly be one and the same as the nobleman Polite Society has branded a rakehell? Will Deborah forgive Julian’s cruel deception? Can their marriage survive beyond seduction?

AUTUMN DUCHESS: A Georgian Historical Romance
(Roxton Series Book 3)~ Lucinda Brant

A beautiful duchess mourns for her beloved. A sun-bronzed merchant returns to claim a birthright. Disparate souls in need of love and renewal. Paths cross and the journey begins... Set in Hampshire England in 1777, it is the story of Antonia, the heroine of Noble Satyr, and how she emerges from utter despair after the death of her husband and soul mate the Duke of Roxton to unexpectedly find love again.

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SALT BRIDE: A Georgian Historical Romance~ Lucinda Brant

When the Earl of Salt Hendon marries squire’s daughter Jane Despard, Society is aghast, convinced the Earl has lost his head over a beautiful face. But Jane and Lord Salt share a brief secret past, one that caused mistrust, heartache and misery. Four years on, they are forced into a marriage neither wants; the Earl to honor a dying man’s wish; Jane to save her stepbrother from financial ruin. Beautiful inside and out, the patient and ever optimistic Jane believes love conquers all; the Earl will take some convincing.

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DEADLY ENGAGEMENT: A Georgian Historical Romance
(Alec Halsey Crimance*)~ Lucinda Brant

It's 1763. Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London and the shocking news his estranged elder brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but become engaged to the woman he had hoped to marry. The dead man's mother is convinced her son was murdered and wants Alec to prove it. At a weekend house party Alec uncovers a connection between his brother's duel and the wrongful hanging of a master apothecary and also confront a cruel twist of fate that explains why his brother loathes him and will go to any lengths to discredit him in Polite Society. *Crime with lashings of romance

Finalist for Australian Romance Writers Romantic Book of the Year (mainstream)

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A RIP IN THE VEIL~Anna Belfrage

On a muggy August day in 2002 Alexandra Lind is inexplicably thrown several centuries backwards in time to 1658. Alex lands at the feet of Matthew Graham – an escaped convict making his way home to Scotland. She gawks at this tall gaunt man with hazel eyes, dressed in what looks like rags. At first she thinks he might be some sort of hermit, an oddball, but she quickly realises that she is the odd one out, not him.

Catapulted from a life of modern comfort, Alex grapples with her frightening new existence. Potential compensation for this brutal shift in fate comes in the shape of Matthew – a man she should never have met, not when she was born three centuries after him. But Matthew comes with baggage of his own, and at times it seems his past will see them killed.

How will she ever get back? And more importantly, does she want to?


A Rip in the Veil is the first book in Anna Belfrage’s time slip series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband, Matthew Graham.

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LIKE CHAFF IN THE WIND ~ Anna Belfrage

Matthew Graham committed the mistake of his life when he cut off his brother’s nose.  In revenge, Luke Graham has Matthew abducted and transported to the Colony of Virginia, there to be sold as indentured labour – a death sentence more or less.

Matthew arrives in Virginia in May of 1661, and any hope he had of finding someone willing to listen to his tale of unlawful abduction is quickly extinguished. He also realises that no one has ever survived the seven years of service – not on the plantation Suffolk Rose.

Fortunately, Matthew has a remarkable wife who has no intention of letting her husband die, and so Alex Graham sets off on a perilous journey to bring him home.

Alex is plagued by nightmares in which Matthew is reduced to a wheezing wreck by his ordeals. She prays for a miracle to carry her swiftly to his side, but fate has other plans, and what should have been a two month crossing turns into a yearlong adventure from one side of the Atlantic to the other.

Will she find him in time? And if she does, will she be capable of paying the price required to buy him free?


Like Chaff in the Wind is the second book in  Anna Belfrage’s time slip series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband, Matthew Graham.

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THE PRODIGAL SON~ Anna Belfrage

Safely returned from an involuntary stay in Virginia, Matthew Graham finds the Scottish Lowlands torn asunder by religious strife. His Restored Majesty, Charles II, requires all his subjects to swear fealty to him and the Church of England, riding roughshod over any opposition.

In Ayrshire, people close ranks around their evicted Presbyterian ministers. But disobedience comes at a high price, and Alex becomes increasingly nervous as to what her Matthew is risking by his support of the clandestine ministers – foremost amongst them the charismatic Sandy Peden.

Privately, Alex considers Sandy an enervating fanatic and all this religious fervour is  incomprehensible to her. So when Matthew repeatedly sets his faith and ministers before his own safety, he puts their marriage under severe strain.
Things are brought to a head when Matthew places all their lives in the balance to save his dear preacher from the dragoons.
How much is Matthew willing to risk? How much will he ultimately lose?
The Prodigal Son is the third in  Anna Belfrage’s time slip series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband, Matthew Graham.
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A NEWFOUND LAND~Anna Belfrage
It’s 1672, and Matthew Graham and his family have left Scotland. Having taken the drastic decision to leave their homeland due to religious conflicts, Alexandra and Matthew hope for a simpler, if harsher, life in the wilds of the Colony of Maryland.

Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out as you want them to, and the past has a nasty tendency to resurface at the most inappropriate moments. Both Matthew and Alex are forced to cope with the unexpected reappearance of people they had never thought to meet again, and the screw is turned that much tighter when the four rogue Burley brothers enter their lives.

Matters are further complicated by the strained relations between colonists and the Susquehannock Indians. When Matthew intercedes to stop the Burleys from abducting Indian women into slavery he makes lifelong – and deadly – enemies of them all.

Once again Alex is plunged into an existence where death seems to threaten her man wherever he goes.
Will Matthew see himself – and his family – safe in these new circumstances? And will the past finally be laid to rest?
A Newfound Land is the fourth book in Anna Belfrage’s time slip series featuring time traveller Alexandra Lind and her seventeenth century husband, Matthew Graham

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THE HIGHEST STAKES~ Emery Lee

A tale of drama, danger, thwarted love, and retribution set in the high stakes world of 18th century horseracing. A stable groom-cum-war hero returns to claim the girl he has loved since spying her riding hell-for-leather over the Doncaster heath. Determined to have her at any cost, he risks all in a world where pedigree is everything and fortunes can be won or lost in the blink of an eye.

FORTUNE'S SON~ Emery Lee

A seasoned gambler who knows every trick and uses most of them, a woman with a past who refuses to belong to any man again join in an exhilarating high-stakes game with terrifying risk and unimaginable rewards. Immerse yourself in the risky side of Georgian England with a pair of lovers who aren’t afraid to risk it all on a toss of the dice.

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William and Lucy~ Michael Brown


The novel WILLIAM & LUCY was inspired by William Wordsworth’s famous poem, “She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways”, written about a girl named Lucy, who is one of literary history’s most enduring mysteries. Who was Lucy? Did she ever exist? This is their story…
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For A Thousand Generations~ Scott Higginbotham

Product DetailsMy name is Edward Leaver.  I'm an ordinary man who had an extraordinary journey.  Another time and place, dear friends whom I can call family and one who is unforgettable populated the world that I could still identify as home. The fact that I am seven centuries removed from the England and France of the fourteenth century has not dampened the faith that grew, flourished, and now informs my steps. 
Was it a dream or was it real? 
And what of Caitlyn?  Am I foolish for loving someone who no longer walks this earth?     
And this is but the beginning.

~Edward Leaver

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A Soul's Ransom~ Scott Higginbotham

Product DetailsOn August 26, 1346, a great battle was fought at Crecy between the outnumbered English forces and a superior French army. Sir William de Courtenay, an English knight, was primed to test his pluck, but capture would forever change the course of his life.
His mud-encrusted grin at a peasant girl and his kind words of intervention to a noblewoman would alter their lives, lives that would soon be intertwined into a drama more grand than they could ever imagine. For some, their escape would lead to the fulfillment of long-held dreams, but for another, dark despair.
A touching epic of faith, hope, and love, where mettle is tested, weighed, and refined. A story where sacrifice sows an enduring yield.

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A Matter of Honor~ Scott Higginbotham
Product Details
Edward Leaver slowly sheds his modern ways and begins to embrace his purpose in the England of the fourteenth century. He is newly married and must learn his roles as a dutiful husband, castellan, and steward. And somehow he must pass as someone having lived all of his years in the Middle Ages. His learning curve is steep; he survives by following his wife’s tutelage and also by his wit and wits.
He senses that he is a part of a larger plan, a plan God has ordained. At times, the scope and reasoning seems muddied. So why him? Why not someone else? Those answers are not always clear, but he presses forward, with Caitlyn as much entwined in this as he.
His honor will soon be called to muster and he will be faced with a choice, a choice that will shape and forge him, and will dictate the future of many. The battle for their lives will affect Edward and Caitlyn both, drawing out facets of their characters that surprise even them.

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