Squire’s Hazard by Carolyn Hughes

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Carolyn Hughes’s recently released novel, Squire’s Hazard, as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Squire’s Hazard is the fifth in Carolyn’s series the Meonbridge Chronicle set in the Meon Valley, Hampshire in the fourteenth century. The waters of the river … Continue reading Squire’s Hazard by Carolyn Hughes

A King Under Seige by Mercedes Rochelle

Today I'm delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Mercedes Rochelle’s novel of Richard II, A King Under Siege, as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. A King Under Siege is the first book in the series The Plantagenet Legacy. St. John's chapel used to be a comforting place—before … Continue reading A King Under Seige by Mercedes Rochelle

The Usurper King by Mercedes Rochelle

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Mercedes Rochelle's The Usurper King as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. The Usurper King is a novel of Henry Bolingbroke, the third book in Mercedes' series, The Plantaganet Legacy. Prince Hal must tell Queen Isabella about Richard's death Isabella … Continue reading The Usurper King by Mercedes Rochelle

Book Review – A Woman’s Lot by Carolyn Hughes

A Womans Lot is the second book in Carolyn Hughes’s The Meonbridge Chronicles which are set in the fictional village of Meonbridge in the Meon Valley, Hampshire. It begins in the Spring of 1352, two years after the end of Fortune’s Wheel, a wonderful novel which put a human face to the struggles of ordinary … Continue reading Book Review – A Woman’s Lot by Carolyn Hughes

Book Review – The Heir’s Tale by April Munday

The Heir’s Tale is the first book in the series, The Soldiers of Fortune, tracing the fortunes of the sons of the Earl of Somerton following the Battle of Poitiers. In 1357, Ancelin Montfort, the Earl’s second son, returns home bringing with him the news of his elder brother John’s death in that battle. Ancelin … Continue reading Book Review – The Heir’s Tale by April Munday

One Minute Book Review – Fortune’s Wheel by Carolyn Hughes

When discussing the aftermath of the Black Death, many general history books mention that it was an historical turning point which ultimately brought about the demise of the feudal system. With possibly up to 60% of the population of Europe dead from plague, labourers were in short supply and despite laws intended to freeze wages … Continue reading One Minute Book Review – Fortune’s Wheel by Carolyn Hughes