Paperback Edition-Reluctant Queen: The Story of Henry VIII’s Little Sister
The Defiant Little Sister of King Henry VIII.
Paperback Edition-Reluctant Queen. This is my Biographical Historical Novel About the Little Sister of Henry VIII.
‘A very readable account of a fascinating woman who dared ‘to stand up to Henry VIII and survived. It is thoroughly researched, admirably written and the author’s love of the Tudor period shines through.’ Historical Novels Review
One NOT about any of the six wives! Henry had plenty of other relatives, most of whom, given his short-lived dynasty and shaky right to the crown, the always insecure Henry had executed throughout his reign in order to secure his throne.
Can you imagine what it must be like to be the little sister of infamous, English king, Henry VIII? Remember, this is the king who went on to have six wives, two of whom he had beheaded.
And although the teenage Mary Rose is his favourite sister (he even named his famous ship after her), his shifting alliances and ruthless desire to have his own way, made him push the young and lovely Mary into a hateful state marriage with the ailing and ancient King Louis XII of France.
But, a reluctant Mary Rose, as strong-willed as Henry and passionately in love, for the first time, doesn’t give in easily. Before agreeing to the match, after a relentless campaign to get her to say yes, by her loving brother, Mary Rose extracts a promise from Henry. A promise she is determined he will keep.
‘Very easy to read, very hard to put down. This made a Mary Tudor so accessible and relatable to the reader.’ READER REVIEW
‘Evans creatively imagines the private life of Mary Rose Tudor in this richly textured historical novel. A thoroughly researched, elegantly written historical tale.’KIRKUS INDIE, Kirkus Media LLC, 6411 Burleson Rd., Austin, TX 78744 email@example.com
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THE WISHING FOUNTAIN
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A Gentle, Cornish Romance
After breaking off an abusive relationship with her fiancé, Tessa Morgan hoped for a fresh start in Cornwall: a new job, a new home, a new place.
Second chances. Couldn’t she do with some of those?
But she hadn’t even arrived when things started to go wrong: her ancient Mini had an accident with a motorbike; then it ran out of water. The man who she’d knocked off his bike clearly thought her unsafe to be on the road and told her so. Tessa gave as good as she got. And then she was forced to accept a lift on the back of his bike to the nearest garage, as the cliff-top road was lonely and empty of traffic. She certainly didn’t want to be stranded there for hours.
Feeling humiliated when they arrived at the garage and her reluctant Sir Galahad roared off without a backward glance, she wondered what else could go wrong.
She didn’t have to wait long to find out…
I got the rights back to Deadly Reunion from Severn House Publishers last year, and when I looked at it, it was to find I only had half the book saved on my computer. Eek!
I looked everywhere: past and present computers, Dropbox, the Cloud, everywhere. I thought I’d have to type the whole bloody book again, but I was saved from such a dismal prospect by Linda, one of my Beta Readers.
Phew! Anyway, here’s the blurb:
When a former pupil attending a school reunion at the prestigious Griffin School is found dead it is at first assumed Adam Ainsley died from a simple heart attack while out for a run in the nearby woods.
But the retired ex-professional rugby player was a fit young man in his thirties, who hadn’t been near a doctor for years, so a post-mortem is called for. The PM’s toxicology report shows that Ainsley was poisoned, but whether by his own hand or that of another’s is far from clear.
When DI Joe Rafferty and his partner, Dafyd Llewellyn, are called in to investigate, they find plenty of simmering emotions amongst Ainsley’s co-reunees. It seems Adam Ainsley, the school’s sporting hero, had made a lasting impression, and not always for his prowess on the sporting field.
And when the detective pair delve deeper, they find reasons for the lasting resentment. But how to prove which one of the ex-pupils has let feelings fester for twenty years, to end in murder, isn’t so readily apparent.
And Rafferty’s Ma, Kitty Rafferty, hasn’t chosen her dates well for organising a reunion of her own. Coping with a high-profile murder case at work, and temporary guests at home ensures Rafferty finds little peace to think constructively in either place.
Will this be the investigation that culminates in Superintendent Bradley finally achieving his aim of stripping Rafferty of his hard-won inspector rank?
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