Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Pledge of Better Times

Please join me in congratulating Margaret Porter on the publication of her new historical fiction novel, A Pledge of Better Times! I was privileged to work with Margaret in designing the cover. Here's the book description:

A sweeping tale of ambition, treachery, and passion incorporating 17th century historical figures, royalty, and events. 

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. 

Political and religious turmoil bring revolution and yet another coronation before Charles returns to from war to claim his promised bride. As companion to Queen Mary Stuart, Diana 
has followed her de Vere forbears into royal service. She expects Charles to abandon his military career after marriage, but he proves unwilling to join the ranks of the courtiers he despises and mistrusts. 

In palace corridors and within their own household the young duke and duchess confront betrayals, scandals, and tragedies that threaten to divide them. And neither the privileges of birth nor proximity to the throne can ensure their security, their advancement—or their happiness. 

Includes Book Group Discussion Guide. 

A Pledge of Better Times is available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Add it to your Goodreads shelves, and visit Margaret's website to view the book trailer and check out her blog posts about researching and writing English historical fiction.

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