2011 Release: Tides of War by Stella Tillyard

Just came across this future release on Amazon and it sounds like it might have some promise!  What do you think dear reader....does it pique your fancy?

by Stella Tillyard

Release Date:  November 8, 2011


An epic novel about love and war, set in Regency England and Spain during the Peninsular War (1812-15), by the acclaimed historian and bestselling author ofAristocrats

Tides of War opens in England with the recently married, charmingly unconventional Harriet preparing to say goodbye to her husband, James, as he leaves to join the Duke of Wellington's troops in Spain.

Harriet and James's interwoven stories of love and betrayal propel this sweeping and dramatic novel as it moves between Regency London on the cusp of modernity—a city in love with science, the machine, money—and the shocking violence of war in Spain. With dazzling skill Stella Tillyard explores not only the effects of war on the men at the front but also the freedoms it offers the women left behind. As Harriet befriends the older and protective Kitty, Lady Wellington, her life begins to change in unexpected ways. Meanwhile, James is seduced by the violence of battle, and then by love in Seville.

As the novel moves between war and peace, Spain and London, its large cast of characters includes the serial adulterer and war hero the Duke of Wellington, and the émigrés Nathan Rothschild and Frederic Winsor who will usher in the future, creating a world brightly lit by gaslight where credit and financial speculation rule. Whether describing the daily lives and desires of strong female characters or the horror of battle, Tides of War is set to be the fiction debut of the year.



  1. This sounds like quite the epic story. Thanks Amy :)

  2. Ooooh, sounds good. There are just TOO many good books.

  3. Sounds very good. Thanks for the update.

  4. All of these books sound so wonderful and I'm sure they're just chock full of history that I absorb like a sponge. Would love to sit down with all of them right now and read away!


  5. "Where credit and financial speculation rule"--sound familiar? Oil companies making record profits yet raising the price at the pump: I bet something equivalent was happening in the time era of this book.

  6. This isn't what I would normally read...but it sounds so interesting I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks for posting about it =)


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