The Queen’s Promise
by Brenda Rickman Vantrease

The enthralling story of two remarkable women caught up in the maelstrom of the English Civil War.

February, 1642. With the King and Parliament at loggerheads, England is rushing headlong into a brutal and bloody war. Caught up in the turbulence are two formidable women who face difficult and dangerous times ahead.

Forced to abandon her children and leave for foreign shores, the extravagant and unpopular Queen Henrietta Maria discovers that she cannot rely on the loyalty of her former friends and relatives in the royal courts of Europe. Meanwhile, her friend and former lady-in-waiting, the beautiful Countess of Carlisle, determines to remain loyal to the King, despite his craven betrayal of her lover and protector.

Separated from their menfolk, these two very different women determine to do what they can to survive in a world where brother is at war with brother, a world where no one can be trusted. But the war will change both their lives in ways they could never have imagined.

Reviews

There is much to enjoy in this quick read which offers a primarily feminine perspective on a conflict conducted by men. This is the first in a series, so Vantrease provides a cliff hanger ending.

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The Queen’s Promise by Brenda Rickman Vantrease is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278879311st August 2018142 X 222mm240$28.99
Hardback978072788793130th April 2018142 X 222mm240£20.99
Ebook97817801097181st August 2018N/A240$10.99
Ebook97817801097181st August 2018N/A240£8.99
Paperback97818475191531st September 2019137 X 215mm240$17.95
Paperback978184751915330th September 2019137 X 215mm240£12.99
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