Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Alyce Bradley has few choices when her father decides it is time she marry as many refuse to see her as other than the girl she once was—unruly, outspoken and close to her grandmother, a woman suspected of witchcraft.
Thomas Granville, an ambitious privateer, inspires fierce loyalty in those close to him and hatred in those he has crossed. Beyond a large dowry, he is seeking a virtuous and dutiful wife. Neither Thomas nor Alyce expect more from marriage than mutual courtesy and respect.
As the King of Spain launches his great armada and England braces for invasion, Alyce must confront closer dangers from both her own and Thomas's past, threats that could not only destroy her hopes of love and happiness but her life. And Thomas is powerless to help.
'People never forget. When the fancy takes them, they bring the old stories out and embroider them further.'
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About the Author
I am a writer of historical fiction with a particular love of Elizabethan England. My stories weave fictional characters into the gaps within the historical record - tales of ordinary people who are very much men and women of their time, yet in so many ways not unlike ourselves. These are people who have the same desires as we have to find both love and their own place in a troubled world.
Although I grew up in regional Victoria (Australia), I live in Melbourne where I work as a librarian. I have a Master of Arts in history and is also a family history obsessive.