Carol Sargeant, a new author who has appeared on the scene, is poised to do well with the first book in her Love, Honour and Royal Blood series that should appeal to a wide and diverse range of readers.
First and foremost it will appeal to those who enjoy a classic romance; more inline with something by Jane Austin than the current crop of romance writers. Readers will be pleased to put ‘Katharine Swynford’ (the first book in the Love, Honour and Royal Blood trilogy) on their bookshelf of most cherished treasures. This is a book readers will want to read more than once.
Furthermore, those readers who are interested in serious history should be put off by the fact that romance is involved. You will not need to read very far to find out that this is the story of real people who not only lived, loved, warred and intrigued; but who also made their mark on history. And what a history they wrote, and what a world they lived in! This time period covered such dramatic events as the advent of the Black Plague, the Hundred Years War, and the start of the Reformation.
Love, Honour and Royal Blood is a very readable book – a true page turner – where people like Geoffrey Chaucer, William Wycliffe, Richard II and Henry IV come alive. The people in ‘Katharine’ (book one in this series) are not mere characters created out thin air. These famous people were the friends and family of John of Gaunt (Duke of Lancaster), and Katharine Swynford (ancestress of Royal families). All of their lives were intertwined.
Love, Honour and Royal Blood is well worth reading. To see what others have thought about the book, you can read reviews and media coverage here. If you’d like to know more about the author and what motivated her to write this series, you can read about Carol Sargeant here.