Good day all. Once again my apologies to the author for not having a review ready nor did I have this post ready for this morning. Sammy is having a bad week and me right along with him. On another note I started Isabella: Braveheart of France by Colin Falconer and it’s great so please pop over to Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours to check out the rest of Colin’s tour stops for thoughts on the book. Unfortunately I didn’t get it done as my focus is just not there. So I’m going to tell you about the book and the author – also be sure to check out the book trailer and the giveaway at the end of the post!
ISABELLA: BRAVEHEART OF FRANCE
She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel.
Isabella is just twelve years old when she marries Edward II of England. For the young princess it is love at first sight – but Edward has a terrible secret that threatens to tear their marriage – and England apart.
Who is Piers Gaveston – and why is his presence in the king’s court about to plunge England into civil war?
The young queen believes in the love songs of the troubadours and her own exalted destiny – but she finds reality very different. As she grows to a woman in the deadly maelstrom of Edward’s court, she must decide between her husband, her children, even her life – and one breath-taking gamble that will change the course of history.
Does she submit to a lifetime of solitude and a spiritual death – or seize her destiny and take the throne of England for herself?
This is the story of Isabella, the only woman ever to invade England – and win.
PRAISE FOR ISABELLA: BRAVEHEART OF FRANCE
“What an intriguing story! … I’m enchanted indeed! Loved it!” – Montreal Times
“Author Colin Falconer has brought Isabelle’s story to life … wonderful descriptive and succinct prose graces each page of this biographical novel.” – Great Historicals
“Isabella: Braveheart of France is a gripping read … this is phenomenal historical fiction that is highly recommended.” – Crystal Book Reviews
Born in London, Colin first trialed as a professional football player in England, and was eventually brought to Australia. He went to Sydney and worked in TV and radio and freelanced for many of Australia’s leading newspapers and magazines. He has published over twenty novels and his work has so far been translated into 23 languages.
He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity has led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz.
His most recent novels are Silk Road, set in the 13th century, and Stigmata, set against the backdrop of the Albigensian Crusade in Southern France in 1209. He currently lives in Barcelona.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (eBooks only – Open International)
I have 3 eBook copies (epub or mobie) of Isabella: Braveheart of France by Colin Falconer to share with my readers and it’s open Internationally! To enter…
- Leave a comment for 1 entry into the giveaway.
- Tweet, share on Facebook, or blog for 2 extra entries.
This giveaway is for eBooks only and open Internationally. I will draw for the winners on January 25/14. Good luck!