Tuesday, July 24, 2012

THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN -synopsis

One of the most intriguing yet most overlooked figures of the Tudor age—Margaret, Queen of Scotland, daughter of Henry VII, and sister to Henry VIII—comes to vivid life in a stunning novel of love and ambition, from the acclaimed author of The Sumerton Women. From her earliest days, Margaret Tudor knows she will not have the luxury of choosing a husband. Her duty is to gain alliances for England. Barely out of girlhood, Margaret is married by proxy to James IV and travels to Edinburgh to become Queen of Scotland. Despite her doubts, Margaret falls under the spell of her adopted home. But while Jamie is an affectionate husband, he is not a faithful one. And nothing can guarantee Margaret’s safety when Jamie leads an army against her own brother, Henry VIII. In the wake of loss she falls prey to an ambitious earl and brings Scotland to the brink of anarchy. Beset by betrayal and secret alliances, Margaret has one aim—to preserve the crown of Scotland for her son, no matter what the cost… Coming in February, 2013 from Kensington Publishing!

6 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great book! Oh, how I would love to review it for my blog...;)

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  2. Definitely! I can send you a galley when I get them in. Just email me the address you'd like it sent to (dlbogdan@hotmail.com). I think the galleys will come in sometime in late fall/early winter. Thank you so much for the interest!

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  3. I look forward to reading this. I play the part of Margaret Tudor at a festival near Dallas. Very few choose to write about Margaret, but hers is a very compelling story. I've shared your blog with my fans on Facebook.

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  4. I am so sorry I didn't answer this sooner--I'm afraid I am a bit of a neglectful blogger! That is so wonderful about the reenactment--I have always wanted to do that! I would love to see you perform. Margaret was such a fascinating person; I think she was treated unfairly by history so I'm hoping this work will bring a little bit of humanity back to her and show she was a flesh and blood woman, with flaws and dreams and hopes, someone more accessible and real. I am so grateful that there is interest; thank you for sharing my blog and page and for your support!

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  5. I think Margaret, Queen of Scots has had a very hard press – unfairly so. You may enjoy an excerpt from my new NON fiction book Tudor: The Family Story which is taken from a chapter about her. http://www.leandadelisle.com/blog/ I suppose it wont be there long so I may transfer it to ‘articles’ later on my website. I do notice how history soon becomes fiction – several novels on the Grey sisters followed my last book on them, with new more sympathetic portrayals of their mother Frances (following my research on her), and I hope my new book will do the same for Margaret Tudor and also Margaret Douglas (see my article on her at http://www.leandadelisle.com/articles/ )

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