She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel.
12 year old Isabella, a French princess marries the King of England – only to discover he has a terrible secret. Ten long years later she is in utter despair – does she submit to a lifetime of solitude and a spiritual death – or seize her destiny and take the throne of England for herself?
This is the story of Isabella, the only woman ever to invade England – and win.
“This is phenomenal historical fiction that is highly recommended. Once you read Colin Falconer, you’ll want to read everything he has ever written as well as what he will craft in the future!”
– Crystal Book Reviews
“A magisterial tale.” – UK Daily Mail
“Callous executions, one-eyed camel drivers, corruption, sin, a heart-wrenching love story, dark secrets, and life and death circumstances are revealed at a fast pace in each brief chapter.
The plot is rich and sure to keep the reader focused on turning the page to learn what happens next – and always to some shocking circumstance or pleasant surprise.
That’s what I loved most about this book – plenty of the odd and unusual to keep me fascinated throughout.It is the richness of the prose itself that truly made this historical era come alive.” –Historical Novel Review
He gave up every woman in the world for just one.
Why then did he forsake his harem for the love of just one woman, and marry her in defiance of the centuries-old code of the Osmanlis?
This is the astonishing story of Suleiman, the one they called the Magnificent, and the woman he loved.
“A page-turner . . . This peek behind the walls of the seraglio will seduce lovers of large-scale historical fiction.” – Booklist
to conquer a nation of one million men, it takes one woman …
Contradictory, sensuous and fiercely intelligent, Malinali became the key to Cortes conquest of Mexico.
It is a story of impossible odds, unimaginable cruelty, extraordinary courage and craven betrayal.
‘His work takes the reader through a never-ending labyrinth of twists and turns. Get this book. It is a magnificent piece of work!’– History and Women
the first Caesar was almost a woman … called Cleopatra
She marries his successor, Marc Antony. Brash, irresistible and fatally unreliable, his hold on power soon slips away. As the tide turns against her, she plots a last, spectacular manoeuvre to save her children, her empire, and her place among the gods.
“This is the riveting story of Egypt’s last and greatest queen … creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman who thrived and triumphed in a world ruled by men.” – Publishers Weekly
Loved, loved, loved this novel. Riveting!
– Historical Novel Review
1205AD: Philip of Vercy returns to France after fighting in the Holy Land only to learn that his beloved wife is dead in childbirth. Soon after his young son fals ill and it seems that nothing can save him.
Until he hears of a healer deep in the south named Fabricia Berenger, a nun, who has the stigmata, open wounds to her hands and feet that bleed like the wounds of Christ. He travels south to find her.
But once in Languedoc, he is soon caught up in the bloody crusade the Pope’s soldiers are waging to eliminate the Cathar heretics.
He came on a simple errand of mercy. But after he meets Fabricia, nothing for him will ever be simple again.
‘ … a rollicking historical tale of love and revenge rendered in rich detail by a master of the genre.’ – Booklover
Cameron McKenzie came halfway round the world to find the pearl that will make his fortune. Instead, his destiny leads him to Kate Flynn, older than her years and out of her time, dreaming of horizons broader than this Chinatown in the middle of nowhere.
Fiery and passionate, they are fated to collide. But the man who brings them together is the same man Cam has sworn to tear apart – Kate’s father.
There are pearls that lie in the Deeps for every man. Some he never finds; some he loses through no fault of his own. But there are some he never knows he has until the moment he tosses them away…