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09/06/2017

Guardians Of The Crown, by Alison Stuart. Historical Romance Tour , ARC Review & Giveaway

Historical Romance
Date Published: 25 May 2017
Publisher: Escape Publishing

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From award-winning author Alison Stuart comes a stirring historical trilogy about soldiers, spies, and the strong women that love them.

By The Sword (Amazon Rating 4.5)

England 1650. In the aftermath of the execution of the King, England totters once more on the brink of civil war.

Kate Ashley finds her loyalty to the Parliamentary cause tested when she inherits responsibility for the estate of the Royalist Thornton family.

Jonathan Thornton, exiled and hunted for his loyalty to the King’s cause now returns to England to garner support for the young King. Finding Kate in his family home, he sees in her a chance at a life he doesn’t deserve.

But love is fragile in the face of history. What hope can one soldier and one woman hold in times like these?

(Winner of the 2008 Epic Award for Best Historical Romance)

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Kate Ashley and her son have been summoned to the home of her husband's elderly relative.  The family have been estranged for years.  It didn't help that they were on opposite sides in the war.  Her husband died fighting for the Roundheads. His maternal grandfather still supports the displaced king.  
With King Charles still trying to reclaim his crown anyone known to support him is under suspicion. 
Sir Jonathon Thornton has a price on his head and cannot be found on English soil.  He also knows he cannot possibly inherit his family home from his ailing grandfather.  
Civil war tears families apart.  Loyalties are tested to the limit.  
Our heroine has no good reason to want to help those who abandoned her husband's mother all those years ago, but she must do what is best for her son.  With Cromwell's officers often acting only in their own interests the danger is high for everyone.  
How can this be anything but a doomed romance?  With lots of political intrigue,  emotion and danger.  This will give you an idea of what must have happened in many of the households of that time.  A fascinating read.  

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The King's Man (Amazon Rating 4.7)

London 1654: Kit Lovell is a disillusioned Royalist who passes his time cheating at cards, living off his wealthy and attractive mistress and plotting the death of Oliver Cromwell.

Penniless and friendless, Thamsine Granville has lost everything. Terrified, in pain and alone, she hurls a piece of brick at the coach of Oliver Cromwell and earns herself an immediate death sentence. Only the quick thinking of a stranger saves her.

Far from the bored, benevolent rescuer that he seems, Kit plunges Thamsine into his world of espionage and betrayal – a world that has no room for falling in love.

Torn between Thamsine and loyalty to his King, Kit’s carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel. He must make one last desperate gamble – the cost of which might be his life.

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Exile's Return (Amazon Rating 4.8)

England, 1659: Following the death of Cromwell, a new king is poised to ascend the throne of England.

Imprisoned, exiled and tortured, fugitive Daniel Lovell returns to England, determined to kill the man who murdered his father. But his plans for revenge must wait, as the King has one last mission for him.

Agnes Fletcher’s lover is dead, and when his two orphaned children are torn from her care by their scheming guardian, she embarks on a perilous journey to save them. She didn’t plan on meeting the infamous Daniel Lovell.

Thrown together with separate quests – and competing obligations – Daniel and Agnes make their way from London to the English countryside, danger at every turn. Will they find the peace they crave, or will their fledgling love be a final casualty of war?

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About the Author


Award winning Australian author, Alison Stuart learned her passion for history from her father. She has been writing stories since her teenage years but it was not until 2007 that her first full length novel was published. Alison has now published eight full length historical romances and a collection of her short stories.  Her disposition for writing about soldier heroes may come from her varied career as a lawyer in the military and fire services. These days when she is not writing she is travelling and routinely drags her long suffering husband around battlefields and castles.
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If you would like to explore this fascinating period in history, Alison is offering a copy of her time travel romance SECRETS IN TIME to any readers who wish to sign up to her newsletter. The offer remains open until 30 June.


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting

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  2. Thank you for hosting me :-) And for taking the time to review the first book in the trilogy <3

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