Release day: And Then Mine Enemy
Today is the official release of And Then Mine Enemy by Alison Stuart (book 1, Feathers in the Wind) (ebook, Oportet Publishing). Here’s the blurb:
A family ripped apart in a country divided by war …
England 1642: Hardened mercenary, Adam Coulter returns to England sickened by violence, seeking only peace, but he finds England on the brink of civil war. He has seen first-hand what that will mean for every man, woman and child and wants no part of it.
King or Parliament? Neutrality is not an option and Adam can only be true to his conscience, not the dictates of his family.
Having escaped a loveless marriage, Perdita Gray has found much needed sanctuary and the love of a good man, but her fragile world begins to crumble as Adam Coulter bursts into her life. This stranger brings not only the reality of war to her doorstep but reignites an old family feud, threatening everything and everyone she holds dear.
As the war and family tensions collide around them, Adam and Perdita are torn between old loyalties and a growing attraction that must be resisted.
Alison dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Readers of my previous books will know that I have a passion (actually, a PASSION) for the period of the English Civil War (1642-1660). And Then Mine Enemy is the first in a two-book series and is probably my most ambitious project to date, as I set out to cover the entire three years from 1642-1645 (from the beginning of the war itself to its end) from the point of view of one family. Of course it was a family divided long before the war began … but inevitably there are those who side with the king and those with parliament, with the ongoing tension of what should happen where those divided loyalties meet on the battlefield itself. So, a big story to tell, which is why it is two books (the Feathers in the Wind series). And Then Mine Enemy is the first book and it will be followed by Now My Sworn Friend toward the middle of next year. Definitely one for readers who like a good dose of historical fiction with their romance. And for those who worry about these things, I would describe it as PG (only P because of the battle scenes!) And if you are wondering where the peculiar titles come from? They are quotes from Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, chosen because the heroine’s name, Perdita, is a character in that play and much of the action takes place in or near Stratford Upon Avon.
All ARRA members who leave a comment on this post will go in the draw to win a copy of the book. The giveaway will close on 9 January 2017. (Update: The winner of the giveaway was Jet.) Alison is also running a Rafflecopter contest for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card. Enter by clicking here.