Book: By The Sword (Guardians of the Crown Book 1) by Alison Stuartcategories: Book, Cavaliers, Roundheads, Military, English History, English Civil War, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance
Alison Stuartabout this book: BY THE SWORD is the book of my heart. It began when I visited Harvington Hall in England at the age of 11 and has been with me through thick and thin - endured rejection and rewrite, award success, consignment to sock drawers, and now resurrection as the first book in a three part series set in the English Civil War.
It is the story of a young widow, Kate Ashley, who struggles to carve a life for herself and her young son during the turbulence of war in the years following the execution of Charles I. Through her late husband's family, she inherits the impoverished estate Seven Ways in Worcestershire England.
There she encounters royalist, Jonathan Thornton, who is an exiled and wanted man. Kate finds herself caught between Jonathan and the man who has hunted him down for years, the dour Parliamentarian, Stephen Prescott, a harsh parliamentarian swears to capture the elusive Thornton and bring him to justice. But the past will not be forgotten and Jonathan must faces Prescott in a deadly fight over a terrible secret that threatens to tear Kate and Jonathan apart.
This is a story for lovers of historical fiction who like their history laced with a strong romantic relationship. More historical WITH romance then historical romance.
• "…By The Sword was one of the most moving and powerful books I have read in a very long time …This book pulls at your heart strings and you hold your breath until the very end praying for these two characters." — Coffee Time Romance
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