With the dawn of a brand-new year, why not try a new genre? For readers (or listeners) who have bypassed or resisted historical or religious fiction, especially novels set during the 1700s or earlier, give the following trilogy by Nancy Bilyeau a try:
- THE CROWN – 1537: An aristocratic young novice nun, Joanna Stafford, must find a legendary crown to save her father and to preserve the Catholic faith from Cromwell’s ruthless terror.
- THE CHALICE – 1538: England is in the midst of bloody power struggles between crown and cross that threaten to tear the country apart. Joanna Stafford risks imprisonment again when she is caught up in a shadowy international plot targeting the King.
- THE TAPESTRY – 1540: In the heart of the Tudor court, Joanna Stafford risks everything to defy the most powerful men of her era. Henry VIII’s Palace of Whitehall is the last place she wants to be, but a summons from the king cannot be refused.