I don’t often have guest bloggers here at A Goode One, but today I am honored to share a post by author Margaret Brazear, whose specialty is historical fiction.
Margaret is not only a wonderful writer, but also an outspoken and determined supporter of her fellow authors. Her books are always a pleasure to read. I am truly honored to have her stop by here to talk about her newest book, The Loves of the Lionheart.
Take it away, Margaret!
History’s Forgotten Princesses
This is a novel I have wanted to write for some time, since I became interested in the Queen of Richard the Lionheart. She was the only Queen of England who never set foot in the country and I found her a fascinating subject. However, as I got involved in the research for Queen Berengaria, in relation to Richard, I thought his first serious love interest, Princess Alys of France, deserved a mention.
Alys turned out to be a very interesting character, a sympathetic character, although very little is known about her. In fact, very little is known about either of these princesses, and I hope I have done them justice. I have studied many chronicles of the time, a lot of which contradict each other, but none of them really describe the thoughts and feelings of these two young women, especially Alys, who I feel was exploited and much maligned.
Anyway, this has been a new venture for me, to write about real people instead of fictional ones, to know where the story has to go because it is history, it has happened. I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
It is available from today in both kindle and paperback versions. The kindle version will be on special offer for this week only.
As always, thank you all for your continuing support.
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