Although bess and edmund are drawn to each other, they are aware that they can have nothing more than friendship. Medallion honoree - 2018coffee pot book Club Book of the Year - Historical Romance - 2018. Love is no game for women; the price is far too high. England 1585. Bess stoughton, waiting woman to the well-connected Lady Allingbourne, has discovered that her father is arranging for her to marry an elderly neighbour.
Forsaking All Other #ad - B. R. A. G. And edmund, with his well-honed sense of duty, has never considered that he could follow his own wishes. With england on the brink of war and fear of Catholic plots extending even into Lady Allingbourne's household, time is running out for both of them. Bess knows that Edmund's wealth and family connections place him beyond her reach.
The Danish QueenCanelo Saga #ad - How did a danish princess become the so-called first queen of Great Britain?Anne of Holstein is perhaps the least-known Queen Consort in Britain’s history. When queen elizabeth i died, james inherited the crown of England and was the first ruler to call himself ‘King of Great Britain’, and Anne the first queen.
The danish queen tells the story of a woman who crossed the sea and found love and power, but was fated to watch the tragic demise of her children, all of whom were to be haunted by the tragic destiny of the Stuarts. It is a dramatic and enlightening account of the early years and marriage of a queen whose place in history is little known, and is perfect for fans of Anne O’Brien, Elizabeth Chadwick and Alison Weir.
Lynda M. But her marriage to James I saw her become key to the legacy of the Stuarts. Andrews, is the sunday times number one bestselling author of over 34 sagas, who also writes as Lyn Andrews, and one of the top 100 bestselling authors in the UK. From her homeland of denmark, anne travelled to Scotland – a place she had heard tales about of ruthless and bloodthirsty people – and met her betrothed.
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Queen of the Darkest HourKim Rendfeld #ad - Francia, 783: as wars loom, queen fastrada faces a peril within the castle walls: King Charles’s eldest son, Pepin. Can fastrada stop the conspiracy before it destroys the realm?Based on historic events during Charlemagne’s reign, "Queen of the Darkest Hour" is a story of family strife endangering an entire country—and the price to save it.
. Blaming his father for the curse that twisted his spine, Pepin rejects a prize archbishopric and plots to seize the throne.
Joan Forgotten Women of History Book 1Bailey Books #ad - Educated by her tutors, she becomes a formidable woman in her own right. She is forced to choose between her duty to her King and her loyalty to her husband. Love, turmoil, and war. This is the story of joan de Geneville, wife to one of England's most infamous traitors: Roger Mortimer. After the death of her father in 1292, Joan becomes one of the greatest English heiresses of her generation.
When joan is married her husband's lust for power knows no bounds. Book one of the Forgotten Women of History Series. In a time when women are subservient, she is raised by her mother to command.
RUTHLESS: A Novel Set in Gothic Verona#ad - Agata flees from Verona to Venice with nothing but the clothes on her back. Starving and cold, she wanders the streets in search of honest work but her efforts are fruitless. Brimming with suspense and sensuality, RUTHLESS offers readers a glimpse into the intriguing yet brutal world of fourteenth century Italian life.
Although she is handsomely compensated, she wants more—and she'll do whatever it takes to get it. This riveting novel features Cangrande "Big Dog", a fascinating historical character seldom seen in literature. She eventually finds temporary respite in the sordid world of prostitution, but the sobering reality of human cruelty destroys her innocence.
RUTHLESS: A Novel Set in Gothic Verona #ad - Determined to secure her financial and social future, she aids the Veronese warlord, Cangrande I della Scala, in committing vile acts that will earn her a place in Hell. Accused of witchcraft, she prefers to risk the unknown than face the terrifying charge.
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The boy grows up to become a fierce Templar who fights for God, but the gruesome carnage of battle weighs heavily upon his conscience.
MY FAIR LADY: A Story of Eleanor of Provence, Henry III's Lost Queen Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 1Herne's Cave #ad - Eleanor, with the powerful, simon de montfort, caught in court intrigue, attacked while on a barge passing under London Bridge, disturbing Baron, looming at every turn--friend or foe? Or what else?Eleanor, as the kingdom seems to slip away from her and Henry. Eleanor in victory, de Montfort slain at Evesham by her son's mighty forces.
But there is a price to pay. Eleanor, a widow, ending her days in amesbury priory in the shadow of Stonehenge, seeking peace after so many years of strife, a convent thought in Eleanor's time to be the final refuge of Queen Guinevere, whose legends the queen had ever loved. Today, her gravesite obliterated, eleanor of Provence is lost to time, one of the lesser known English Queens, its whereabouts forgotten—one of the few English monarchs to have no known tomb.
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A marriage surprisingly happy, with the king pouring wealth upon his young wife's relatives. Incurring the wrath of the Barons.
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It soon becomes obvious she is never going to make a good nun! Never forgetting that she is a princess by birth, living the high life at daddy's expense, the feisty gambler travels around England, and acquiring numerous other bad "habits" . Leaving her wayward life behind, she retires to spending a quiet life in Amesbury Priory where she decides to have a chronicle written on the life of her family - a book that exists today.
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At the young age of 21, anne is sovereign ruler of Brittany as well as Europe’s most wealthy widow. Thrust into a world of turbulent political manoeuvring, can anne and louis' love stay strong as their duties put them at odds? Or will the reshaping of sixteenth-century Europe tear them apart?This gripping tale of a larger-than-life queen is the stand-alone Book Two of the Anne of Brittany Series, which can be read in any order.
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Midwest book Review“Dramatically engrossing and historically searching. Kirkus reviewsanne, duchess of Brittany, is the love of King Louis XII of France’s life. While his annulment proceedings create europe’s most sensational scandal of 1498, King of France, Anne returns to Brittany to take back control of her duchy that her late husband, Charles VIII, had wrestled from her.
With old social orders upended and powerful commoners clawing their way to the top, both Anne and Louis struggle to bring their respective realms into the modern age.
The Girl Who Would Be Queen The Kingdom of Naples Book 1ISBN CANADA #ad - Born in a male-dominated world in the passionate south of italy and surrounded by ambitious male cousins with an equal claim to the crown, beauty, will these sisters be able to maintain control over their kingdom? With only their wits, Joanna and Maria, and the love of their people to aid them, bound together by their strong love and fierce rivalry, are prepared to do anything to hold onto their beloved Kingdom.
But can they survive a kidnapping, court intrigues, civil war, and a royal murder from tearing their Kingdom apart? Find the answer in this gripping true story of 14th Century Europe. Start reading the girl who Would Be Queen by multi-award-winning author Jane Ann McLachlan today. Praise for the girl who Would Be Queen:"Absolutely fascinating!" ~D.
The Girl Who Would Be Queen The Kingdom of Naples Book 1 #ad - Ruling a kingdom in the 14th Century was no task for a woman. When robert of naples died in 1342, sixteen-year-old Joanna and her younger sister Maria became the heirs to one of the largest, beautiful, wealthiest and most sophisticated kingdoms in Europe. If you love the historical genre this is a must read.
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The White Lion of NorfolkCanelo Saga #ad - Meet thomas howard: his quest for power knows no boundsthe white lion of Norfolk is the story of Thomas Howard, unscrupulous man willing even to use his two nieces, Third Duke of Norfolk: a ruthless, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, as pawns to curry political favour. Amidst the pomp and pageantry of the royal Court, remaining totally subservient to his master, Howard climbs the greasy pole of ambition, King Henry VIII.
But will he live to see his great niece, Elizabeth Tudor, become Queen?Lynda M. She now divides her time between Merseyside and the Isle of Man, where she has lived for several years. She was born and raised in Liverpool, which serves as the inspiration for many of her novels. His devotion places him at odds with his wife, the daughter of the Duke of Buckingham, who was put to death by the King.
The White Lion of Norfolk #ad - Andrews, is the sunday times number one bestselling author of over 34 sagas, who also writes as Lyn Andrews, and one of the top 100 bestselling authors in the UK. It pits him as rival and ally to such men as Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell, and leads him perilously close to the unsavoury death many feel his savage cruelty deserves.