2 exciting new HF releases in 2012!

Hey dear readers, I've got 2 new exciting HF releases to tell you all about!  One is from D.L. Bogdan, who I am a big fan of and the other is Brandy Purdy whose next novel is on Amy Dudley and set during the reign of my favorite Queen Elizabeth. 

Brandy Purdy will be touring with HF Virtual Book Tours for this novel and I am thrilled to be working with her on this tour!

by D.L. Bogdan

Release Date:  April 24, 2012

SYNOPSIS

Orphaned at age eight, Lady Cecily Burkhart becomes the ward of Harold Pierce, Earl of Sumerton. Lord Hal and his wife, Lady Grace, welcome sweet-natured Cecily as one of their own. With Brey, their young son, Cecily develops an easy friendship. But their daughter, Mirabella, is consumed by her religious vocation—and by her devotion to Father Alec Cahill, the family priest and tutor.

As Henry VIII’s obsession with Anne Boleyn leads to violent religious upheaval, Mirabella is robbed of her calling and the future Cecily dreamed of is ripped away in turn. Cecily struggles to hold together the fractured household while she and Father Alec grapple with a dangerous mutual attraction. Plagued with jealousy, Mirabella unleashes a tumultuous chain of events that threatens to destroy everyone around her, even as the kingdom is
torn apart…

The Queen's Pleasure
by Brandy Purdy

Release Date:  July 2012

SYNOPSIS

When young Robert Dudley, an earl’s son, meets squire’s daughter Amy Robsart, it is love at first sight. They marry despite parental misgivings, but their passion quickly fades, and the ambitious Dudley returns to court.

Swept up in the turmoil of Tudor politics, Dudley is imprisoned in the Tower. Also a prisoner is Dudley’s childhood playmate, the princess Elizabeth. In the shadow of the axe, their passion ignites. When Elizabeth becomes queen, rumors rage that Dudley means to free himself of Amy in order to wed her. And when Amy is found dead in unlikely circumstances, suspicion falls on Dudley—and the Queen…

Still hotly debated amongst scholars—was Amy’s death an accident, suicide, or murder?—the fascinating subject matter makes for an enthralling read for fans of historical fiction.


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6 comments:

  1. Oh yay! You know where to find me....heh

    Both look very exciting

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  2. Oh these sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing Amy!

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  3. Oooh, dramatic! Both look marvelous!

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  4. These sound so good and I love the synopsis of the Sumerton Woman.

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  5. Two absolutely delicious novels. I definitely would love to read these! Thank you for sharing.

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