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RoseRabyVol1ROSE OF RABY (E-book $2.99, ISBN 978-0984816972; Paperback $9.99, ISBN 978-1508764694) is the first volume in the THWARTED QUEEN series. The cover shows Raby Castle near Staindrop in County Durham, where Cecylee spent her girlhood. Model Heather Hayes poses in front as the young Cecylee, photographed by Whitney Arostegui during a photoshoot in 2010. At the top of the picture is Cecylee’s signature from her will of 1495. Cecylee’s will is in the public domain, and the photograph of Raby Castle was taken by the author during a research trip in 2007.
OneSeedVol2ONE SEED SOWN (E-book $2.99, ISBN 978-0984816941; Paperback $9.99, ISBN 978-1507828601) is the second volume in the  THWARTED QUEEN series. The cover shows an image of Azay-le-Rideau. Rouen Castle, where Cecylee actually lived from 1441 to 1445 no longer exists, except for one tower. So I thought that this wonderful castle would provide a suitable setting for Cecylee’s romance. It was built from 1515 to 1527, but I think those turrets evoke those cone-shaped head-dresses (called henins) of Cecylee’s era. The photo was taken during a trip to the Loire Valley in 2008.

 

ThwartedGeBAVol3THWARTED QUEEN (E-book $2.99, ISBN 978-0984816958; Paperback $9.99, ISBN 978-1508779018)  is the third volume in the THWARTED QUEEN series. The cover shows model Heather Hayes posing as Cecylee during a photoshoot in 2010. The photo was shot by Whitney Arostegui.

 

TwoMurdersHofVol4TWO MURDERS REAPED (E-book $2.99, ISBN 978-0984816965; Paperback $9.99, ISBN 978-1508779520) is the fourth volume in the THWARTED QUEEN series. The cover show the Royal apartments of the Chateau of Angers, where Henry of Anjou, one of Cecylee’s direct ancestors, and later King Henry II of England, grew up. The photo was taken by the author during a trip to the Loire Valley in 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about THWARTED QUEEN, its family trees, maps, and characters lists, please click on the image to the left. To learn more about my forthcoming novel, AN UNSUITABLE SUITOR, please click on the image to the right.

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