Time has its own echoes… Imogen Webb attempts reconciliation with her estranged husband and his family, while staying in medieval Deverell Gatehouse in rural Hampshire. But the atmospheric gatehouse has a troubled history and the present is shadowed by tragedy. As unexplained occurrences mount up, Imogen begins to realise that its past and present have an extraordinary link.
‘A second Warbeck? A weapon for the Catholic cause against Elizabeth?’ The Protestant Elizabeth I has succeeded her Catholic half sister Mary on the English throne. Considered illegitimate by Catholics, she fights Mary’s bishops for control of the Church. Her doughtiest opponent is Bishop John White, whose adopted son Jan, grandson of Perkin Warbeck, may have Plantagenet blood.
July 1554. Perkin Warbeck’s grandson Jan, who has been working as a menial up north to hide his identity, is among a group of Lord Paget’s servants ordered to Winchester to help in the kitchens at Queen Mary’s wedding to Philip of Spain. Second Book in The Warbeck Trilogy following on from Doubtful Blood.
Doubtful Blood, which is based on real events, is the first in The Warbeck Trilogy set between 1544 and 1559.
Counterfeit: Part II of the Warbeck Trilogy and Thorn Maker: Part III of the Warbeck Trilogy are also available.
Reluctant bridesmaid Maura Lindridge has more on her mind than her silly little sister Amy’s wedding. Amy has got engaged to the wrong man and is trying to compensate by planning a lavish wedding. Fiercely independent Maura is so determined not to make Amy’s mistake that she tries to ignore the attractions of Jaime de Salinas, the half Spanish hotelier in charge of her sister’s reception.