A sweeping tale of ambition, treachery, and passion…
For generations Lady Diana de Vere’s family loyally served England’s crown. But after King Charles II’s untimely death, her father firmly opposes James II’s tyranny. Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans—the late king’s bastard son by actress Nell Gwyn—also rebels against his newly crowned uncle’s manipulation. Secretly pledging to wed Diana, he departs for the Continent to become a soldier.
Diana de Vere, a fascinating fictional characters comes to life engaging the reader. We meet Diana as an adolescent through young adult. She secretly becomes romantically involved with Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans, resulting in their marriage.
Porter crafts a sentimental romance taking place during extreme turbulent times. Charles II is dead, brother James climbs in power and position with a share of supporter as well as adversaries. Political and religious strife create a dramatic and uneasy backdrop for stormy challenging times, aligiences are tested, The couples union withstands several trials, you’ll find yourself breathing a sign of relief for this affecting handsome duo.
Full of historical detail, well assembled, you will find yourself lost in the time along with the characters. Porter manages to transport her audience to days long ago. I hope future plans bring another narrative with further developments of this charming couple, I would love to see their future expanded upon.
Historical fictions fans will appreciate Porter and her solidly drafted story. Highly recommend, gratifying read.
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Margaret Porter is an award-winning, bestselling novelist whose lifelong study of British history inspires her fiction and her travels. A former stage actress, she has also worked in film, television, and radio.
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