Based on the true story of John FitzGilbert, marshal to three kings and one empress. Accomplished soldier, feared warrior, cunning tactitian. Father to five year old William. A man balancing on the edge, because sometimes keeping your honour means breakin
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Featuring: John FitzGilbert
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The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to
prosper, and royal servant John FitzGilbert Marshal is one
of them. Raised high as the kin of the deceased King Henry
battle each other for England's throne, John reaps rich
rewards but pays a terrible price for the choices he makes -
as do his family. His wife, fragile, naÃ¯Â¿Â½ve Aline is
hopelessly unequipped to cope with the demands of a life
lived on the edge and, when John is seriously injured in
battle, her worst nightmare is realised.
Sybilla, bright, forthright sister to the Earl of Salisbury,
finds herself used as a bargaining counter when her brother
seeks to seal a truce with his troublesome neighbour, John
FitzGilbert. And then there is Sybilla's small son, William,
seized hostage by the King for John's word of honour. But
sometimes keeping your honour means breaking your word...
33 comments posted.
Re: A Place Beyond Courage
I have read several of Elizabeth's books. It was she who made me fall in
love with William Marshall, John's son. I am so looking forward to reading
A Place Beyond Courage.
(Kristina Hooper 10:48am September 7, 2012)
I love your books Elizabeth...can't wait to read this one!!!
(Bonnie Capuano 11:14am September 7, 2012)
I am a fan.
(Heather Merlino 11:26am September 7, 2012)
I am looking forward to sitting down with your book. It
(Ashley C 11:37am September 7, 2012)
I like stories that take place during the Medieval era and I am sure I will enjoy this one.
(Lori Yost 11:56am September 7, 2012)
Wow..that was a lot of responsibility. I'd be interested to
know if he really said that. If so, did he mean it or was it
simply a ploy. Definitely piqued my interest.
(Ivy Truitt 12:12pm September 7, 2012)
Medievals are my favorite. And I enjoy learning from the stories I read. I've already learned some interesting facts from your post. I've not read you as yet so thanks for the chance!
(Jeanne Sheats 2:50pm September 7, 2012)
It sounds interesting
(Sandy Giden 3:11pm September 7, 2012)
This sounds like a great book. I love reading books from that period of time. In just the post I learned more than I had known before. Sounds like this one would be fasinating.
(Larena Hubble 4:00pm September 7, 2012)
I've heard great things about your books. Thanks for the chance to win!
(Jennifer Langford 4:58pm September 7, 2012)
I haven't read any of your work as yet but this one definitely caught my
attention. I love historics and just reading the above I can tell that a lot of
research went into your writing. I'm looking forward to reading A PLACE BEYOND
(Patricia Gordon 5:01pm September 7, 2012)
Love Medieval reads....enjoy reading your books; and this sounds like a good one also. Thanks, for the great contest!
(Lois Imel 5:10pm September 7, 2012)
Thanks for delving into the history of this man.
(Marjorie Carmony 5:19pm September 7, 2012)
You've got my attention! I haven't read one of your books yet; this one sounds really good, and it's obvious you put a lot of time and research into it. Thanks!
(Linda Luinstra 5:40pm September 7, 2012)
this sounds interesting
(Heather Pearson 6:36pm September 7, 2012)
Can't go wrong with those Marshal men!
(Debra Jacoby 6:39pm September 7, 2012)
thanks for a great post and congrats on the new release :)
(Erin Fender 6:43pm September 7, 2012)
I'm looking forward to this book, Elizabeth. My father liked also liked your books.
(Robin Greene 6:55pm September 7, 2012)
this book hits really close to my heart as i am going thru the same kind of thing
(Kimberly Hoefs 7:15pm September 7, 2012)
Your books are so interesting; keep on writing and I'll keep reading
(Shirley Younger 7:40pm September 7, 2012)
Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the contest.
(Mary Hay 8:06pm September 7, 2012)
Elizabeth is a "new to me" author but A Place Beyond Courage sounds terrific. I look forward to reading it.
(Catherine Lee 8:33pm September 7, 2012)
A new author to me, too; Reading about the historical times is fascinating---I cannot imagine how they survived at all. another book for my TBR list!!!
(Barbara Studer 8:50pm September 7, 2012)
I love historical stories to begin with, and am really getting into the medieval-era stories - I am new to your books so I have a lot of catching up to do!
(Felicia Ciaudelli 9:16pm September 7, 2012)
I really enjoy reading about English history, and I'm so glad that you took the time to not only keep it alive, but that you took the time and effort to find out the facts, and put them in print. I'm really looking forward to reading your book and finding out more. It sounds like a fascinating read, and I know you just scratched the surface!! Congratulations!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:42pm September 7, 2012)
Haven't read any of you're books yet but would love to.
(Leslie Davis 11:11pm September 7, 2012)
Your book sounds great. I look forward to reading it.
(Carol Woodruff 11:35pm September 7, 2012)
Thanks for the chance to win!! Sounds like a really good book!!
(Natasha Donohoo 12:00pm September 8, 2012)
John fitzGilbert is one of my ancestors, and I was always appalled by his apparent lack of concern for the safety of his son. It will be nice to see a different point of view.
(Janie McGaugh 12:34pm September 8, 2012)
What an interesting book...sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win it!
(Kimberley Coover 8:44am September 8, 2012)
Medival scenes and the action of doing your duty with granting wishes and wenches seems like it takes a trip into another realm.
(Alyson Widen 2:17pm September 8, 2012)
Elizabeth, I love your books! My heart and soul are in the Medieval era and you sure take me there with your descriptions of the places, people, and times. If I can't actually live when my soul yearns to be living, then I can have the next best thing by delving into the time through authors like you. I cannot wait to add A Place Beyond Courage to my bookshelf. I know that I will not be disappointed with your writing.
(Leah Weller 4:34pm September 8, 2012)
Thank you so much for the interesting tidbit about John Marshall and the meaning of 'marshal'! Love to learn new things as I read! This book sounds wonderful!
(p c 12:11pm September 10, 2012)
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