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

The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brien

Today I'm delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Anne O’Brien's The Queen's Rival, a novel of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York. The Queen's Rival has been recently released in paperback. Duchess Cecily teaches a lesson in Ludlow Castle, October 1459 We were in occupation of one of the corner chambers in the old gatehouse … Continue reading The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brien

Book Review – The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey

Set in the fictional village of Oakham, Somerset, The Western Wind starts on Shrove Tuesday 1491. This is Day 4 of the story as this novel is told backwards over four days from Shrove Tuesday to the previous Saturday. It is the first person narrative of the parish priest, John Reve, a gentle and compassionate man … Continue reading Book Review – The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey