Historical Romance

I adore a historical romance, being swept away into another time and place, meeting a dashing hero, and falling in love, page after page. As well as my trusted leading man, Richard III, making a return, I hope you’ll love my heroes as much as I do…

The Last Plantagenet?


The fireplace hadn’t looked like a time-portal.
All Kate had wanted was a fun, relaxing day out, watching the knights jousting at Nottingham Castle. What she ended up with was something quite different.
Transported in a heartbeat from 2011 to 1485, how will Kate handle life at the Ricardian court? Even more importantly, how will she cope when she catches the eye of the king himself?
Find out in this ‘giddily romantic’ romp, set just prior to the Battle of Bosworth.

The Last Plantagenet? was categorised a ‘Discovered Diamond’ in 2018, and awarded an ‘Honourable Mention’ in the ‘Time Travel Fiction’ category of The Coffee Pot Book Club’s Book of the Year Awards, 2019!

The Raided Heart

The Raided Heart

Meg Mathers, the headstrong youngest sibling of a reiving family on the English-Scottish border, is determined to remain at her childhood home, caring for the land and village she’s grown up with. When an accident brings her a broken ankle and six weeks in the resentful company of ambitious and angry young reiver Will Hetherington, attraction starts to build. Both begin to realise they might have met their match, and the love of their lives, but 15th century border living is not that simple, as Meg soon finds herself betrothed to the weakling son of a tyrannical neighbour, Alexander Gray. When tragedy strikes, can Meg and Will find their way back to each other, and can Will finally take his own personal revenge on Gray?

The Raided Heart was awarded Bronze in the ‘Historical Romance’ category of The Coffee Pot Book Club’s Book of the Year Award, 2019!

Historical Romance Bronze 2019

Doorways to the Past

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Walk with us through Doorways to the Past!

Your journey begins in Roman Britain where Ruoridh discovers something that confused him at the fortress of Pinnata Castra, and where you’ll meet Gaius Salvius Liberalis, who tells us about his life as a legate.

Cross the Channel into 8th-century France, where Lady Nanthild shares glimpses into a life fraught with danger. Set foot on thin ice with the Empress Matilda in 12th-century Oxford, and discover if Judd can save Hannah from the desires of a notorious reiver in the tumultuous border lands between England and Scotland in the 15th century.

Then meet Tom at Nottingham Castle in July 1485 – an ominous time for his lord, King Richard III. Onwards, travel to beautiful Italy during the Renaissance where you meet Fra’ Roberto and Fra’ Lorenzo before you’ll jump through time into 18th-century Marseille where Francesca, a young Florentine lady disowned by her family, strives to make a living.

We remain in France where Maria’s path takes her from her home, the breathtaking island of Corsica, to the dangers of the Western Front in World War I. You’ll approach the end of your journey in the present day where John and Marie wrestle with staging a play set in Ancient Rome, and, lastly, meet a history-loving grandmother with an amazing gift.

Take a journey through time, with our collection of short stories and character interviews for readers who enjoy discovering the past, from the comfort of your home.

Participating authors:

Sue Barnard
Vanessa Couchman
Cathie Dunn
Nancy Jardine
Jennifer C. Wilson

With a foreword by Yvonne Marjot.

Right Trusty and Well Beloved


“I want you to tell my real story… Use any talent you have to show me in my true light, not painted black with Tudor propaganda. My new army must be wordsmiths, not soldiers; artists, not knights; musicians, not warriors. We will lay siege to the towers of Tudor lies and bring them crashing down…”

Who, for you, is the real Richard III?

Is it the boy, exiled in fear to the Continent aged seven? The loyal warrior, brother to Edward IV? The young man struck by tragedy? The just and rightful king? Or Thomas More’s and Shakespeare’s infamous villain?

You can meet them all within these pages … or can you?

This follow-up to the 2018 anthology “Grant Me the Carving of My Name” showcases short stories and poems by international authors inspired by all aspects of King Richard III.

Sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK) with a Foreword by Philippa Langley MBE and edited by Alex Marchant. With contributions from Rebecca Batley, Terri Beckett, Sue Grant-Mackie, Kim Harding, Wendy Johnson, Joanne R. Larner, Kit Mareska, Máire Martello, Liz Orwin, Elizabeth Ottosson, Nicola Slade, Richard Tearle, Brian Wainwright, Kathryn Wharton and Jennifer C. Wilson.