My novel is a three-volume historical fiction set in Medieval England (the 13th century).
(I’ve long had titles I thought were perfect for both the series and each book within it. More and more, though, I’m questioning their fit. As such, for now, my work will remain untitled.)
In 13th century England, a low-ranked lady with shrewd political and household management skills takes a secret job with a baron helping smooth his succession as a means of escaping her abusive father and securing a husband.
Women’s fiction; political; slight hints of fantasy (related to the unnatural phenomena people believed in during the medieval times); not a capital-R Romance novel, although it does contain some romantic elements
The first draft of all three books is complete. I’m currently revising the first book in preparation for future submission.
The Hostage, by Edmund Leighton (1852-1922). Not the eponymous subject of the painting itself, but rather the woman in the background with her head covered; the one staring directly at the viewer.