Charles II is running for his life-and into the arms of a woman who will risk all for king and country.
Jane Lane is of marrying age, but she longs for adventure. She has pushed every potential suitor away-even those who could provide everything for her. Then one day, adventure makes its way to her doorstep, and with it comes mortal danger...
Royalists fighting to restore the crown to King Charles II implore Jane to help. Jane must transport him to safety, disguised as a manservant. As she places herself in harm's way, she finds herself falling in love with the gallant young Charles. And despite his reputation as a breaker of hearts, Jane finds herself surrendering to a passion that will change her life forever.
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Gillian Bagwell's richly detailed historical novels bring to vivid life England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. "Venus in Winter," based on the first forty years of the life of the formidable four-times widowed dynast Bess of Hardwick, begins with Bess's introduction to the court of Henry VIII just as the king weds Anne of Cleves. Bess quickly learns to navigate the treacherous waters, and survives the turbulent reigns of five Tudor monarchs to become of the most powerful women in the history of England.
"The Darling Strumpet" puts the reader smack in the tumultuous world of seventeenth century London, charting Nell Gwynn's meteoric rise from the grimy slums to triumph as a beloved comic actress, through the cataclysmic years of the last plague epidemic and the Great Fire of 1666, to the licentious court and the arms of the king..
"The September Queen" (U.K. title "The King's Mistress") is the first fictional accounting of the extraordinary real-life adventure of Jane Lane, who risked all to help the young Charles II escape after the disastrous Battle of Worcester in 1651, saving his life and the future of the English monarchy..
Gillian uses her years of experience in theatre an actress, director, and producer to help authors give effective public readings, through workshops and private coaching. Her life-long fascination with British history and dedication to research infuse her novels with a compelling evocation of time and place, and provide fodder for her non-fiction writing, including articles on "Frost Fairs on the River Thames," "The Royal Miracle: The Biggest What-If in English History," and "1660: The Year of the Restoration of Theatre.".
Gillian blogged her research adventures for "The Darling Strumpet" and "The September Queen," including the day-by-day events of Charles II's dramatic escape after the Battle of Worcester. Please visit Gillian's website, gillianbagwell.com, for more on her books and upcoming events.Review :
5 stars! "[T]his well-researched and beautifully written story is worth escaping into. Packed with adventure and a complicated love story." - Philadelphia Women's Fiction Examiner
5 stars! "[A] novel that will thrill and enchant you.... The September Queen is a novel that will appeal to all readers of historical fiction, and is one I'll recommend for years to come." - Muse in the Fog
5 stars! "An extraordinarily engrossing read!.. It had everything that I look for in a novel - drama, romance, danger and adventure. I devoured it in two sittings." - Passages to the Past
"Bagwell may be one of the newer writers in the historical fiction genre, but she is one of the most talented.... This novel is guaranteed to be a favorite among historical fiction readers!" Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner
"Charles not only seduces Jane, but the readers as well.... The September Queen is a love story that will stay with you long after you finish the novel." - Fresh Fiction
“Bagwell’s telling of Charles and Jane’s romance is bittersweet and full of passion. This richly detailed story will delight lovers of a hot romance!” – Dolce Dolce
“The true story of the courageous woman who helped Charles II escape is one of the few not often told of the Merry Monarch.... The real hero in this tale is the ever-patient and admirable protagonist, Jane Lane. Her story – her survival and constancy through unthinkable hardships and impossible circumstances – is one that shouldn’t be missed!” – Arleigh Johnson, Historical Novel Review
“A fast-paced, sensual chase and a tribute to a courageous woman who made her mark on England's history.” – Misadventures of Moppett
“The September Queen has further proven that Gillian Bagwell is a historical fiction author to watch. Her work so far is fabulous and I cannot wait to read her next book.” The Musings of Almybnenr
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