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In honor of Saint Valentine’s, I bring to you a 500-year-old tale of love

In honor of Saint Valentine’s Day, I’m doing a Goodreads Giveaway of ROSE OF RABY, her ladyship’s volume that deals with her girlhood at Castle Raby, and her affair of the heart with a well-favored archer.

RoseOfRabyCreateFrontValued at $9.99, this paperback is my last copy, and might be yours if you enter the giveaway.

Click on the form at the right to enter for your FREE SIGNED copy of the paperback version of ROSE OF RABY.

Good luck and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!




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Welcome to my ninth Goodreads Giveaway!


Here is another chance to win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED paperback of ROSE OF RABY.

What happens when Cecylee’s husband Richard discovers she’d had an affair with an archer? Does he lock her up? Does he take her children away?

Giveaway ends tomorrow, so head on over to Goodreads to sign up! And Good Luck!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Rose of Raby by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Rose of Raby

by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Giveaway ends April 15, 2012.

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at Goodreads.

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Why not give yourself a special treat this Valentine’s Day?

(Time for some shameless self-promotion:)

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Why not give yourself a special treat and immerse yourself in an era where high fashion meant pointed headdresses with fluttering silk veils, where gentlemen greeted ladies with a courtly flourish, and where everything was handmade and homemade?

It is the summer of 1441. Cecylee is twenty-six years old and has been married to Richard, Duke of York for four years. Richard has just assumed the role of Governor of Normandy, and he, Cecylee, and their entire household have crossed the channel to take up residence in Rouen, the capital of English France.

During that summer, Richard sets off for Pontoise to teach the French a lesson. Cecylee is left to hold court in the castle of Rouen with the wives of Richard’s generals. Nicknamed The Rose of Raby on account of her beauty, Cecylee’s life laps placidly onward during those sleepy days of high summer, when suddenly, a mysterious young man appears. She soon loses her heart to this charming stranger.

Cecylee’s private name for him is M. Beaujambs, because of his long, and very shapely legs, but history knows him as Blaybourne. Who is he? Is he an aristocrat of the House of Savoy? Or the son of a humble blacksmith? And if the latter, where did he get his exquisite manners? And his university education? And what is he doing in Rouen? By turns baffled and enchanted, Cecylee finds herself confronted by an intriguing challenge.

What happens when Cecylee’s husband discovers she’s had a love-affair with an archer? Does he lock her up? Or worse?

Give yourself a treat and find out by clicking here.

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To all those procrastinators out there:

It is 10:29 AM PST as I sit down to write this. Which makes it 1:29 PM EST and 6:29 PM (or 18:29 if you prefer). You have FIVE AND A HALF hours if you live in England, TEN AND A HALF hours is if you live on the East Coast and THIRTEEN AND A HALF hours if you live on the West Coast.

Time to get cracking on getting that all-important-present for your nearest & dearest. If you’re looking for a historical novel that combines a family feud with a love-affair that puts the legitimacy of the current Queen of England into doubt, written by a complete unknown, look no further than THWARTED QUEEN!

Please go to the Navbar, click on “Books” and then click on “Thwarted”.  Or look to the right and click on an image under “Titles Available”.

Or go to my Amazon author page.

If you like reading about Lady Cecylee, please say so on Amazon! Her ladyship will be delighted.

Happy Holidays to Everyone, and my best wishes for a safe, happy & healthy New Year!

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