I purchased my copy of The Irish Princess by Elizabeth Chadwick. It is my current read and as soon as I am finished I will post my review. She is one of my favorite authors.
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About The Irish Princess:
The King of Leinster, awaiting news of his newborn child, is disappointed to hear he has a daughter. Diarmait MacMurchada wanted another strapping son to shoulder a spear, wield a sword, and protect his kingdom. But from the moment Diarmait held the newborn Aoife knew she would be his most precious treasure.
Forced into exile Aoife and her family find themselves at the mercy of Henry II. Aoife – aware of her beauty but not its power – intrigues and beguiles Henry in equal measure. For Aoife he agrees to help her father, an alliance that leads the MacMurchadas to the charismatic Richard de Clare, a man dissatisfied with his lot and open to new horizons.
Diarmit promises Richard Aoife’s hand in marriage in return for his aid in Ireland, but Aoife has her own thoughts on the matter. She may be a prize, but she is not a pawn, and she will play the men at their own game. For herself, for her family, and for her country.
From the royal halls of scheming kings, to staunch Welsh border fortresses and the wild green kingdoms of Ireland, The Irish Princess is a sumptuous, journey of ambition and desire, love and loss, heartbreak and survival.
You can purchase The Irish Princess on Amazon.com
About the Author:
Much of Elizabeth Chadwick’s research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early mediaeval re-enactment society with emphasis on accurately re-creating the past. She also tutors in the skill of writing historial and romantic fiction. She won a Betty Trask Award for The Wild Hunt and has been shortlisted for the RNA Awards four times.
My reviews of other books by Elizabeth Chadwick:
- The Summer Queen
- The Outlaw Knight
- Shadows and Strongholds
- A Place Beyond Courage
- Lady of the English
- For the King’s Favor
- To Defy a King
With a powerful heroine and a vivid portrayal of a little-known period, this is one not to miss―Woman’s Own
With intricate scheming, a powerful heroine and a vibrant portrayal of a little-known time period, this is one not to miss.―Woman’s Weekly
Sink into this verdant and vibrant countryside spectacular, as the moving historical drama is brought to life through its raw characters and other-worldly landscapes. All sides of power, ambition and loyalty will show their face in this large scale tale for survival.―Magic Radio
Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel, you know you are in for a sumptuous ride―Daily Telegraph
One of Elizabeth Chadwick’s strengths is her stunning grasp of historical details… Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable
An author who makes history come gloriously alive―The Times
A riveting read. Meticulously researched with a powerful storyline, this is a glorious adventure not to be missed!―Candis
Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick―–
Meticulous research and strong storytelling―Woman & Home
Gaelic drama… A vivid picture of medieval politics ―BBC History Magazine
Enjoyable and sensuous―Daily Mail
Engrossingly written and well-researched―Choice
Chadwick has excelled herself. This terrific novel is packed with action, emotion, politics and passion―Sunday Express
Chadwick has excelled herself. This terrific novel is packed with action, emotion, politics and passion―Kate Atherton, Sunday Express
Chadwick’s research is impeccable, her characters fully formed and her storytelling enthralling―Historical Novel Review
One of Elizabeth Chadwick’s strengths is her stunning grasp of historical details… Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable―Barbara Erskine
I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton
I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton―Sharon Kay Penman
Elizabeth Chadwick is an excellent chronicler of royal intrigue… [The Irish Princess] is a fascinating account of Aoife’s life―The Times