One Queen, One Empress and the Crown that would define them both.
On Sale: September 1, 2011
Featuring: Queen Adeliza; Empress Matilda; Stephen
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Royal wives and royal widows, Queen Adeliza and her
stepdaughter, Empress Matilda, are the only two women to be
titled "Lady of the English," a title that does not come
Matilda, daughter of Henry I, knows that there are those who
will not accept her as England's queen when her father dies.
But the men who support her rival Stephen do not know the
iron will that drives her.
Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, is
now married to a warrior who fights to keep Matilda off the
throne. But Adeliza, born with a strength that can sustain
her through heartrending pain, knows that the crown belongs
to a woman this time.
In the anarchy, in a world where a man's word is law, how
can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda?
How long can Matilda fight for the throne that she has
struggled so bitterly to win?
35 comments posted.
Re: Lady Of The English
I a great fan of your previous novels and cannot wait to read this one. I am familiar with the stepdaughter Matilda from a number of works, but not at all with the stepmother Adeliza. As you do great credit to history in your writing, I'm sure that I'll be well versed as to Adeliza's contribution in the ensuing British royal skirmish after she is sprung from the Wilton Nunnery. Matilda was bold, audacious, and determined. Was Adeliza fashioned of the same cloth?
(Carla Schuller 12:32pm September 2, 2011)
Your novel sounds great and I am a big fan of Historicals.
(Vickie Hightower 1:54am September 2, 2011)
I like historicals but am always amazed at how authors keep finding real historical persons who are unknown to most of us and crafting riveting books about them.
Long may you prosper and thanks for the giveaway
(Carol Thompson 2:42am September 2, 2011)
The two Historical ladies sound fascinating. They are both unknown to me, but not for long.
(Mary Preston 2:47am September 2, 2011)
This sounds like another intriguing historical novel with characters that I've been largely unaware of. I've read several books concerning this era in the last few years and am pleased to find another. I guess most English-writing authors stick to Britain and those countries and kingdoms most immediately adjoining the Channel to find their material. I've been wondering about the more Germanic and Scandinavian areas. Are there no worthy stories that took place in those countries? I haven't even found any German writers tackling German royalty or other historical characters. I'm German by birth, though I've spent most of my life in Canada, and have only recently realized how little I know about German history, especially in a more storied setting. Sometimes I think that the two areas rarely meet, although they must have during Victoria's time.
(Sigrun Schulz 2:50am September 2, 2011)
Hi, ELizabeth - Adeliza sounds a fascinating heroine, not least because her name has passed me by. I'd love to read your take on her, and her relationship with Matilda! I'm a big fan of your books :)
(Marie Treanor 5:21am September 2, 2011)
Historic novels are my favorite. Add a bright and courageous
woman as the main character and I won't be able to put it down
until it says THE END!
(Janice Milliken 5:33am September 2, 2011)
Love historicals. Your novel sounds interesting! Thanks for the give
(May Pau 6:43am September 2, 2011)
I haven't read much about this period in history - Lady of the English sounds like a great introduction!
(Michele Lawrence 7:41am September 2, 2011)
Hi, Elizabeth! I am familiar with Matilda and the name of Lady of the English, but not Adeliza. Lady of the English sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway!
(Cathy Phillips 8:27am September 2, 2011)
Very interesting. Makes me want to know more about these 2 ladies. Thanks for sharing!
(Dawn Staniszeski 9:56am September 2, 2011)
I appreciate how you are able to take real-life people and write about them so as they feel like they are contemporaries. I very much enjoy your books!
(Susan Davco 9:59am September 2, 2011)
Normally I would find this type of History to be boring, but the way you have a gift of telling a story, makes you want to grab the book, and find out everything you want to know about the two women!! I feel sorry for both of them, but for different reasons. I feel sorry for Matilda, because she was cheated of her crown and throne. I feel sorry for Adeliza, because she wanted children so badly with Henry, yet had to wait until her second marriage to start her family. If she did have children during her first marriage, it might have changed History altogether. Two different women, two sad stories. I can't wait to read the book!! Such a lovely cover, too!! Great job on your research!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:42am September 2, 2011)
I loved your other books, & can't wait to read this one. I am familiar with Matilda, but am unfamiliar with Adeliza. You have pricked my interest & now I want to find out everything I can about her. Great give away. Thank you for sharing your writing with us.
(Beverly Beltz 11:02am September 2, 2011)
the book sounds fasinating, i would love to win and read it both.
(Tammy Ramey 11:31am September 2, 2011)
Sounds like a great read. I love historicals, they are my favorite read.
(Gail Hurt 11:43am September 2, 2011)
This story of the 2 ladies sounds like a very good read!! Love history!!!!
(Joanne Bozik 1:56pm September 2, 2011)
Looks like a great read!
(Debbie Burdeen 2:11pm September 2, 2011)
I am glad you have taken the time and the energy to write this book. I really ejoy history but it is tough sometimes to figure out who what where. These European royal woman are smart tough and great. My great grandmother is some how related to the house of Orange frm the Netherlands. You could always tell that story next.
(Chrislin Payne 3:10pm September 2, 2011)
your historical novels got me hooked on history and it was the reason why I studied History. Lady of the English sounds like another keeper.
(Danny BrĂĽggemann 3:39pm September 2, 2011)
My cousin lives in England as well as my pen-pal.......they seem so much more relaxed and happy. And beautiful gardens, oh my........
(Susan Coster 4:39pm September 2, 2011)
I love historical novels and this one sounds very interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it.
(Cheryl Lynne 6:41pm September 2, 2011)
Both ladies Adeliza and Matilda sound like they certainly do not have dull lives. I love historical novels and look forward to reading this one
(Shirley Younger 6:50pm September 2, 2011)
This period in English history is so interesting. The roled that women played in both the Monarchy and government is so interesting. I had never heard the story you told above. So interesting. Thanks for a chance to win this book. I would love to read it.
(Jennifer Beyer 7:03pm September 2, 2011)
I enjoy reading historical romance fiction. The two ladies seem like they took different approaches for empowering their lives. The change of power and the compromises and negotiations that incur give this story some powerful stuff to hang onto.
(Alyson Widen 8:23pm September 2, 2011)
I have not read one of your novels yet but I'm hoping that will be changed today! I love historic novels and the these ladies in particular seem of very strong character. I guess they would have to be to endure in such circumstances. It also seems amazing that they would find any peace. From one moment to the next literally anything could happen that would change their fates present or future. Matilda in particular. Her story is amazing!
Thank you for this giveaway! I will keep my fingers crossed!(perhaps toes as well lol!)
(Margaret Faria 9:43pm September 2, 2011)
I generally really enjoy reading stories set in the 12th century. So, you ladies sound right up my alley!
(Molly Wilsbacher 10:59pm September 2, 2011)
As a lover to the historical fiction genre, I'm continually
amazed at the number of new royals that continue to pop up.
(Lisa Richards 11:43pm September 2, 2011)
Hope to read.
(Deb Pelletier 11:57pm September 2, 2011)
Would love to read more about the Two English Ladies.
(Sheila True 8:58am September 3, 2011)
I have to tell you that I hated history in school because it was so dry - just
memorization of dates. If we had had books like yours, I would have made
A's for sure! I do look forward to reading your delightful book and can't wait
to get my hands on it! Thanks for sharing.
(Connie Fischer 9:17am September 3, 2011)
I am new to historical fiction, and am intrigued to learn about royalty. I have not read any of your books but will be adding you to my TBR pile. Your ladies sound very interesting to read and to find out what will happen next.
(Elisa Varey 10:48am September 3, 2011)
I would love to read and review this book, thank you for the chance! I tend to love history and I think this book would be awesome!
(Kathyrn Little 3:16pm September 3, 2011)
I've only read about Matilda as a backgound character in other sories and have never heard of Adeliza at all. I'd love to read their stories.
(Diane Sallans 8:15pm September 3, 2011)
My favorite thing is the memory of the way my husband's eyes lit up when he smiled. He died on 1 Apr. 11 of a massive heart attack and I pray everyday that I can someday see him again in heaven. I bet he is an amazing angel.
(Mona Cunningham 11:28pm September 4, 2011)
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