A house is a home when…
What does a house or a home mean to characters in a book? With the upcoming release of my fourth book in the Swallow’s Fall series, The Turnaround Treasure Shop, I decided to go outside my four walls and ask my neighbours - authors of contemporary and historical fiction.
For the next few days special guest authors talk us through A house is a home when…
It's WEDNESDAY and I'm welcoming ELIZA REDGOLD!
"Eliza Redgold. A Romantic Academic.
Historical Fiction author at St Martin’s Press and contemporary author at Harlequin.
Ladies. Legends. Love."
Character: Lady Godiva of Coventry.
Character bio: Godiva of Coventry, a beautiful young Saxon noblewoman, has vowed to protect her land and her people: whatever the cost. It may cost her virtue. It may cost her heart. It may cost her life.
An excerpt of Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva by Eliza Redgold:
From the top of the hill I could see it all.
What makes a house a home for Lady Godiva?
For Lady Godiva of Coventry, her home and her people are one and the same. All around her, Anglo Saxon Engla-lond is torn apart by war and invasion. No united kingdom, it is split in two. To the east, the Danes govern under their harsh law where once noble Saxons have become no more than slaves. To the north and west, the Saxons still cling to power.
After the death of Godiva’s father, all eyes have fallen upon Coventry, a small but strategic Saxon stronghold, lying like a jewel, deep in the Middle Lands. Lady Godiva has a choice: to marry Saxon Lord Leofric, a man she barely knows, or lose her inheritance, the land she loves. To defeat their common foe Godiva and Leofric must stand together – but has she let an enemy inside her gates? What must she do to save her home and her people?
An excerpt from Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva by Eliza Redgold:
“I have a choice!” I held my ground. “These are my lands, and it’s the right of a Saxon noblewoman to marry with her consent. Do you dare to take that right from me too?”
Find out more about the much anticipated and talked about Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva or find more of Eliza's contemporary books over on elizaredgold.com webpage.
And pop back tomorrow to see the next of my special guest authors and discover what a house or home means to a character from a much loved international bestselling Australian author:
The character loves her career but wants more.
The problem is - she's got a reputation!
Jennie, in the company of Eliza Redgold x
"We may not have everything in life we want but at least we can have it all in a book." ~ Jennie Jones