This novel has been a long labour of love and very hard work. I wrote the first version nearly ten years ago and sent it for feedback to The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme. My reviewer commented that ‘it was a joy to read a novel that has been so well researched’. She also liked the main theme which was very popular in mediaeval literature. (One which I am not revealing because it would spoil the twist in the tale.) The reader, who was anonymous also offered a lot of helpful advice which I applied. Encouraged by the positive comments I rewrote the second version which I put aside for a long time while I wrote other novels. After a lot of thought I decided to work with a constructive online critique group from which I received invaluable help from published and unpublished authors.
In the meantime, Books We Love Ltd., accepted me as a client and has published seven of my romantic historical novels, each of which have strong themes. I am now looking forward to the publication of Yvonne, Lady of Cassio, first as an e-book available on Amazon from the 9th May, 2017 and subsequently as a print book which will also be available on Amazon.