Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Next up...The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou

If the most accurate history of repressive cultures is to be found in the novels of its peoples, then I contend that the most accurate history of women is also to be found in novels.  

the queen of last hopes cover 

I've been corresponding with Anna Landa of Sourcebooks about -- The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou -- for several months.  Last week Anna got the greenlight to produce this book with me on ACX!

I look forward to being in the world of Margaret of Anjou for the next few months.

If you're not familiar with Susan Higginbotham's work(s) -- historical fiction that takes you into the day to day of the era, and into the hearts and minds of the people, find out more about her work HERE!

 The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou -- When fifteen-year-old Margaret of Anjou journeys from France to marry England’s Henry VI, she hopes that her wedding will mean a lasting peace between England and France. Instead, England’s losses of French territory infuriate the people, resulting in the horrific murder of Margaret’s first friend in England, William de la Pole.

Pregnant at last after eight years of marriage, Margaret places her hopes in her coming child. Then the worst happens: the gentle, ineffectual Henry suddenly goes mad and cannot even recognize his longed-for son. As feuding nobles rush to exploit the situation, Margaret determines to protect the rights of her husband and her child.

Undaunted by exile, poverty, danger, and the slanders of her enemies, Margaret remains loyal to her cause even as those around her falter in their allegiances. For the man and the boy she loves best, she will risk everything—her reputation, her safety, and the future of England itself.

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