Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Jacobite’s Wife
by Morag Edwards
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
eBook & Paperback; 214 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Scottish
Lady Winifred had a troubled childhood. Her mother, father and brother were all imprisoned for treason due to their support for the Catholic king. When she falls in love with a handsome young Scottish nobleman, the marriage brings happiness. However, she is forced to rebel when her husband takes up the Jacobite cause and vows to restore the Catholic king to the throne. While Winifred wants to be loyal to her husband, she also wants to protect him from imprisonment – and worse, the scaffold!
Just how far will she go to save him?
About the Author
I have been writing for most of my life but mostly as a ‘head’ writer. In 2005, I took a year out of work to do an MA in Creative Writing at the Manchester University Centre for New Writing. I have written three novels but this is my first to be published.
Like most Scottish children, I knew the story of Winifred and William Nithsdale and his dramatic rescue from the Tower of London in 1715 but it was only through researching Winifred’s history that I found the story of The Jacobite’s Wife.
As a child psychologist of thirty years, I have used my knowledge of child development and adult relationships to try to understand Winifred’s motives. Without giving too much of the plot away, I still don’t understand why she did it and Winifred’s own writings shed little light on this. I would enjoy hearing from readers about their views!