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Fallen Skies
Stephen Winters, a wealthy man, recently home from World War I, is immediatly attracted to Lily Valence. She is the opposite of everything he experienced in the war. She is a beautiful singer, determined to enjoy her life, and forget about the years of hardship that she experienced during the war. She is attracted to Stephen's money and status. Lily is also in love with the piano player of the troupe with which she performs, though he loves her also ...
Meridon
The conclusion of the Wideacre Trilogy focuses on the daughter of Julia Lacey. Just before she died (in The Favored Child) Julia gave her baby daughter to a family of gypsies to protect her from the Wideacre curse. That child, Meridon has grown up with the gypsies, but feels out of place, and dreams of an estate called "Wide". When Meridon and her "sister" are sold to the circus they travel around the country. It is in this way that Meridon first sees Wi...
The Boleyn Inheritance
"The Boleyn Inheritance" depicts the lives and struggles of Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Jane Rochford during their tenures as the fourth and fifth wives of Henry VIII and lady-in-waiting at the Tudor court, respectively. In "The Boleyn Inheritance," the stories of Catherine Howard, Anne of Cleves, and Lady Jane Rochford during their time at the court of Henry VIII are told. In "The Boleyn Inheritance," the stories of Catherine Howard, Anne of C...
The Favored Child
The second novel in the Wideacre trilogy focuses on Beatrice Lacey's orphaned daughter, Julia. Before Beatrice's death in Wideacre, she predicted that a "favored child" would inherit the estate. Beatrice left behind two children, Julia and Richard (who believe that they are cousins), and only one can be the heir to Wideacre. The inhabitants believe Julia to be the Favored Child. Julia seems to be in touch with the estate and the people, but Richard is as...

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The Queen's Fool
In London of the 1540's and 1550's, the Dudley family is pulling the strings for King Edward, a sickly teenager and only son of Henry VIII. Next in line for the throne is Mary, daughter of Henry and Katherine of Aragon. Enter nine-year-old Hannah and her father, Oliver Green. They are Jewish refugees running from the Spanish Inquisition. Hannah has "the sight", a dangerous gift in times when women burned for far less. In England the Greens live as...
The Virgin's Lover
The Virgin's Lover is the story of Elizabeth I of England who became queen in 1558. Elizabeth I, the heir upon Queen Mary's death, becomes Queen of England in 1558, during the Tudor Era. She is an ambitious individual who is willing to rule at all costs and on her own terms. In a period in time where women had to marry in order to ensure a lineage and so as to avoid political wars, numerous suitors attempts to win her heart - unsuccessfully. The fact...
Wideacre
Set in early English gentry life, Wideacre is a historical novel which chronicals the life of Beatrice Lacey and her family. Beatrice is a favored child growing up, taken under her father's wing and shown the mechanics and passion of running a moderate estate, which held firm to traditional 'old ways' amid surrounding estates experimenting with more modern popular ways of farming and land ownership. Her brother Harry, by the current law, will inherit Wid...


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