I’ve exciting news to share. My upcoming dual-timeline novel, Love Lost in Time, is now up for pre-order on Amazon in Kindle format, with the paperback following in October. It’ll be published through Ocelot Press on 28th November 2019!
Love Lost in Time is set in present-day Languedoc and late 8th-century Septimania, as the region was called then, particularly in Carcassonne, then already a fortress. Times of great upheaval, with the Franks heading southwards, pushing the Saracens into marginal places and south of the Pyrenees.
Readers of Barbara Erskine, Kate Mosse or Catherine de Courcy might enjoy Love Lost in Time.
A tale of love, death and redemption…
Languedoc, south-west France
Madeleine Winters must live in her late mother’s old stone house in south-west France for one year before she can claim her inheritance – and sell it! Reluctantly leaving her life in England, she begins to renovate the house. But she’s not prepared for all the discoveries…
Is it her imagination when she hears a woman’s voice? Or when the ground shakes?
When ancient human bones belonging to a female are found beneath the kitchen floor, the mystery deepens. How did the woman end up buried, without a sarcophagus and all alone, in that particular spot in the Cabardès hills?
And why were her bones broken?
Septimania, on the coast of the western Mediterranean Sea
17-year-old Nanthild attends Charlemagne’s court with her father, where she is introduced to Bellon of Carcassonne. Unimpressed by the blustering young warrior, Nanthild is shocked when Charlemagne and her father arrange their wedding as a gesture of ensuring Bellon’s support in the king’s conquest of the volatile southern region of Septimania.
Despite his Visigoth origins, Bellon is installed as Count of Carcassonne, and he soon has to face challenges to Frankish rule that often keep him away from home – and his family.
Bellon’s absences make it easy for Nanthild to keep her calling as a healer and wise woman from him, and she continues to visit those in need of her help.
But dangers lurk on her journey…