Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Please join author Colin Falconer as he tours the blogosphere for Isabella: Braveheart of France from January 6 – February 7.
She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel.
Isabella is just twelve years old when she marries Edward II of England. For the young princess it is love at first sight – but Edward has a terrible secret that threatens to tear their marriage – and England apart.
Who is Piers Gaveston – and why is his presence in the king’s court about to plunge England into civil war?
The young queen believes in the love songs of the troubadours and her own exalted destiny – but she finds reality very different. As she grows to a woman in the deadly maelstrom of Edward’s court, she must decide between her husband, her children, even her life – and one breath-taking gamble that will change the course of history.
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.
Watch the Official Book Trailer
Praise for Isabella: Braveheart of France
“What an intriguing story! … I’m enchanted indeed! Loved it!” – Montreal Times
“Author Colin Falconer has brought Isabelle’s story to life … wonderful descriptive and succinct prose graces each page of this biographical novel.” – Great Historicals
“Isabella: Braveheart of France is a gripping read … this is phenomenal historical fiction that is highly recommended.” – Crystal Book Reviews
Born in London, Colin first trialed as a professional football player in England, and was eventually brought to Australia. He went to Sydney and worked in TV and radio and freelanced for many of Australia’s leading newspapers and magazines. He has published over twenty novels and his work has so far been translated into 23 languages.
He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity has led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz.
His most recent novels are Silk Road, set in the 13th century, and Stigmata, set against the backdrop of the Albigensian Crusade in Southern France in 1209. He currently lives in Barcelona.
Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Monday, January 6
Review at Book of Secrets
Tuesday, January 7
Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Wednesday, January 8
Review at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, January 9
Review at Kinx’s Book Nook
Monday, January 13
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, January 15
Review at Ageless Pages Review
Thursday, January 16
Review at Dee’s Reads
Friday, January 17
Review at Just One More Chapter
Tuesday, January 21
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Thursday, January 23
Spotlight & Giveaway at Words & Peace
Friday, January 24
Review at The Most Happy Reader
Tuesday, January 28
Review at Reading the Ages
Wednesday, January 29
Review at Book Drunkard
Friday, January 31
Review at Turning the Pages
Monday, February 3
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
Tuesday, February 4
Review at Historical Fiction Notebook
Thursday, February 6
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time