Highlighting Historical Romance: Anna Markland, in which the author gives us a taste of the research involved in moving her series to Bavaria, Saxony, and other parts of Europe.
The heroine of that story, Blythe FitzRam, married a Saxon count, Dieter von Wolfenberg. Readers familiar with my work know that I follow my families through several generations, and it was inevitable I turn my attention eventually to Blythe and Dieter’s offspring.
Most of my medieval books are set in England and/or Normandy, and this change of setting required extensive research into the Holy Roman Empire.
I became particularly fascinated with two historical characters, Emperor Lothair II and his son-in-law, Heinrich, Duke of Bavaria and Saxony.
Both play important roles in Loyal Heart and Courageous Heart, but I don’t think I am giving too much away when I tell you that only Heinrich survives to Book 3, Faithful Heart.
The imperial invasion of Italy to protect the Vatican from the incursions of Roger of Sicily and to maintain German influence over the Pope drags Blythe’s sons into a foreign war in Courageous Heart.
Both books are available now, exclusive to Amazon.
Faithful Heart will be published in the fall.
Instead of an excerpt, I’ll leave you with Sophia von Wolfenberg’s impression when she first sets eyes on Brandt Rödermark. “He was too stunning to be true, the kind of knight troubadours sang of.”
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Besides writing, I have two addictions-crosswords and genealogy, probably the reason I love research.
I am a fool for cats.