THE LADY CAREY
“The King will decide what is treason...”
These are words Catherine Carey has heard before, and they’ve always led to the block. As a girl, she saw her aunt, Anne Boleyn, go to the scaffold. Now she might see yet another Queen suffer the same fate. She has to decide. To serve her mistress would be treason, to abandon her would mean the doom of a good lady. She knows her duty is to serve her family, but what about her heart and her conscience?
In a world where any indiscretion can lead to death, where competition corrupts any friendship, and where your family is ready to abandon you, Catherine must stay ahead of the ever-changing rules. The King is becoming a monster, ready to turn on those he claimed to love. As a lady-in-waiting, Catherine sees first hand the danger of the Tudor court. She finds her dreams changing from grandeur to the peaceful existence of a country life.
However, when you are part of the great Howard family, the illegitimate daughter of the King, and cousin to the future Queen of England, there is no place for you but court.
TO CROWN A ROSE
The tragic tale of the Lady Jane Grey — the Nine Day Queen is well known.
Sentenced to die as martyr her story would become legendary.
But the tale of her mother is not so well-known.
She was an ambitious woman who survived in turbulent times and sought to claim as much power for herself and her family as she could. History does not always look kindly on those who failed and she is no exception. Eclipsed first by her beautiful mother and then by her daughter — Frances Grey became known as a cruel mother. She would be doomed to obscurity. But before the fall there was her rise...
This is the story of her beginnings.
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. In a time when women are subservient, she is raised by her mother to command. Educated by her tutors, she becomes a formidable woman in her own right. When Joan is married her husband's lust for power knows no bounds. She is forced to choose between her duty to her King and her loyalty to her husband.
Book One of the Forgotten Women of History Series
"We were a doomed race. With our bloodstained hands we conquered, we loved and we fell."
Thessaloniki lived in a time when Alexander the Great was racing across the known world conquering all in his path. She was his half-sister living the privileged life of a Macedonian Princess. Under the protective eye of Olympias she learned to see everyone as an enemy. Then a Thracian soldier opened her heart to a new world: love. She had always lived by a set of strict rules: never disobey, and trust no one. For him she had been willing to throw caution to the wind but there is no happily ever after in this cruel world. Then Alexander perishes.
Suddenly, she finds herself thrust forward onto the political stage as those around her struggle for power. In a world, where loyalty is for sale, and words are empty promises, she must find a way to survive - even if that means turning to her enemies. Navigating the narrow straits of desire and duty, her very life hangs in the balance as she tries to find the strength buried within her.
Fact and fiction weave together to create the story of a woman overshadowed by her father, brother and finally, her husband. This is the tragic tale of a forgotten Princess who becomes a Queen trapped on fortune's wheel - destined to rise and fall.
Book Two of the Forgotten Women of History Series
The Stars Above
Under the Child Migration Scheme, thousands of poor and orphaned children were sent from Britain to the British colonies. In 1869, Sara Roth finds herself on the SS Hibernian as one of the several Home Children, heading for Canada. Facing discrimination, heartbreak and her desire to find a place where she belongs; her future will be determined by her endurance and luck.
This is a coming of age story, following Sara as she tries to gain her independence and find the answers she's been looking for…