I am looking forward to the e-publication of my new novel Yvonne, Lady of Cassio, The Lovages of Cassio Volume One by Books We Love on the 9th May, 2017.
When Yvonne and Elizabeth, daughters of ruthless Simon Lovage, Earl of Cassio, are born under the same star to different mothers, no one could have foretold their lives would be irrevocably entangled.
Against the background of Edward II’s turbulent reign, Yvonne, Lady of Cassio, contains imaginary and historical characters.
It is said the past is a foreign country in which things were done differently. Nevertheless, although that is true of attitudes, such as those towards women and children, our ancestors were also prompted by ambition, anger, greed, jealousy, humanity, duty, loyalty, unselfishness and love.
From early childhood, despite those who love her and want to protect her, Yvonne is forced to face difficult economic, personal and political circumstances, during a long, often bitter struggle.
I can’t resist sharing this review of my novel Monday’s Child.
*****Regency Addicts Rejoice
ByJuliet Waldronon January 18, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Everything for the Regency addict here, with a heroine of great beauty but small fortune, all the strategies required for keeping one’s place in the “ton,” and plenty of interfering relatives. Taking it a little further afield than Jane Austen did, this story is set in 1815 Brussels where all the eligible young men are soldiers in Wellington’s army, awaiting an attack by Napoleon. Despite the wartime tension, there’s still plenty of time for balls, visiting, and morning gallops. The author knows her stuff–from clothes, to the many strictures of proper behaviour, which seem to us today as limiting as the ladies’ underwear. Not only the detail but dialogue too shows a lively understanding of the period; I didn’t see a single teacup laid out of place. While this book is a Regency delight, it’s no fantasy confection. Class differences and gender relationships are portrayed realistically, sometimes jarringly so, with no candy-coating. I was particularly pleased by the marital choice made by Monday’s Child–aptly named “Helen.” It left me with no doubt about her HEA.
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Sunday’s Child, (heroines born on different days of the week, Book 1) set in the Regency era, is available from www.amazon.co.uk for 0.99pence and from www.amazon.com for $1.32 from the 6th September to the 13th September.
“Despite loss and past love, self-sacrifice, brutality and honour, will it be possible for Tarrant, who fought in the Napoleonic wars, and Georgianne, whose father and brothers died in battle, to find happiness?”
All the best,
Multi-published Historical Novelist.