Troubador An Illegitimate Affair

Released: 28/06/2019

ISBN: 9781838590697

eISBN: 9781838599454

Format: Paperback/eBook

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An Illegitimate Affair


It is 1372. The prince is dying, the king is in his dotage and the vultures are circling the throne. The heir is not to be the powerful duke of Lancaster but five-year-old Richard, half-brother of Alys's husband, Thomas Holand.

Alys is the daughter of the earl of Arundel and does not care for her husband. She considers him dull, unambitious and a disappointment in every sense. She yearns for the young man to whom she was once betrothed. But her view of a golden past is shattered when her father dies and she learns of a monstrous deceit.

Later when her husband's brother, John, is accused of murder, Alys offers to help despite her instinctive disgust at his wild and unprincipled behaviour. She has been warned of the dangers and thinks she knows how to protect herself but ultimately knows only half the story.

From elegant riverside palaces to the wilds of the Yorkshire moors and a shabby upstairs room in a London tavern, An Illegitimate Affair is a tale of infidelity, deception and the true nature of love.

A review by Kaycee of the ebook on Kindle.

Firstly, I’m declaring an interest: I’ve known Caroline since we joined the same creative writing course in 2009. We both belong to a small group of writers who have met weekly since. So you’d expect me to give The Fair Maid of Kent five stars, right? Well, I’ve seen Caroline master the craft of novel writing over the years. She is one of the most widely-read people I know, and it shows in her work. This is a great story, thoroughly researched, and told beautifully. You’ll really want to know ‘what happens next?’ at every turn of the page. Five stars is my honest rating.

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Caroline Newark

Caroline was born in Northern Ireland to English parents and studied law at the University of Southampton. She has a background in early years education and dairy farming and spent two years in Ghana teaching science.

In 2011 she began the mammoth project of writing 21 books about the lives of the women in her mother's family tree.

She has two daughters and five grandchildren and lives in Somerset with her husband. When not writing she enjoys walking and doing crosswords.

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