My novel is a three-volume historical fiction set in Medieval England (the 13th century).
(Because it is, indeed, still “in-progress”, and because I’m superstitious, at least in part, I’m not ready to share the title yet, even though I’m fairly certain I won’t change it.)
In 13th century England, a lowly but skillful lady escapes her abusive father by using her shrewd administrative and political expertise to help a baron battle his greatest enemy, and resorts to treachery and sin to ensure the coming war’s outcome will result in the life – and love – that she wants.
Political, magic realism; 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.