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The Irish Princess Her father's only daughter. Her country's only hope.

by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Irish Princess Her father's only daughter. Her country's only hope. Synopsis

Her father's only daughter. Her country's only hope. ________________________________ Ireland, 1152 The King of Lenister, awaiting news of his newborn child, is disappointed to hear he has a daughter. Diarmait MacMurchada wanted another strapping son to shoulder a spear, wield a sword, and protect his kingdom. But from the moment Diarmait held the newborn Aoife knew she would be his most precious treasure. 1166 Forced into exile Aoife and her family find themselves at the mercy of Henry II. Aoife - aware of her beauty but not its power - intrigues and beguiles Henry in equal measure. For Aoife he agrees to help her father, an alliance that leads the MacMurchadas to the charistmatic Richard de Clare, a man dissatisfied with his lot and open to new horizons. Diarmit promises Richard Aoife's hand in marriage in return for his aid in Ireland, but Aoife has her own thoughts on the matter. She may be a prize, but she is not a pawn, and she will play the men at their own game. For herself, for her family, and for her country. From the royal halls of scheming kings, to staunch Welsh border fortresses and the wild green kingdoms of Ireland, The Irish Princess is a sumptuous, journey of ambition and desire, love and loss, heartbreak and survival. ________________________________ Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick 'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times 'Stunning . . . Her characters are beguiling, and the story is intriguing' Barbara Erskine 'Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride' Daily Telegraph 'I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton' Sharon Kay Penman 'Enjoyable and sensuous' Daily Mail 'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home 'A riveting read . . . A glorious adventure not to be missed!' Candis

The Irish Princess Her father's only daughter. Her country's only hope. Press Reviews

I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton -- Sharon Kay Penman Engrossingly written and well-researched * Choice * A riveting read. Meticulously researched with a powerful storyline, this is a glorious adventure not to be missed! * Candis * Meticulous research and strong storytelling * Woman & Home * Chadwick's research is impeccable, her characters fully formed and her storytelling enthralling * Historical Novel Review * Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel, you know you are in for a sumptuous ride * Daily Telegraph * Enjoyable and sensuous * Daily Mail * One of Elizabeth Chadwick's strengths is her stunning grasp of historical details... Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable -- Barbara Erskine An author who makes history come gloriously alive * The Times * Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick * - *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751575613
Publication date: 12th September 2019
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Historical romance, Historical adventure, War & combat fiction,

About Elizabeth Chadwick

Much of Elizabeth Chadwick's research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early mediaeval re-enactment society with emphasis on accurately re-creating the past. She also tutors in the skill of writing historial and romantic fiction. She won a Betty Trask Award for The Wild Hunt and has been shortlisted for the RNA Awards four times.

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