Book Title: By Love DividedSeries: The Lydiard Chronicles, Book 2Author: Elizabeth St.JohnPublished: October 2017Publisher: Falcon HistoricalPage Length: 381Genre: Historical Fiction
London, 1630. Widowed and destitute, Lucy St.John is fighting for survival and makes a terrible choice to secure a future for her children. Worse still, her daughter Luce rejects the royal court and a wealthy arranged marriage, and falls in love with a charismatic soldier. As England tumbles toward bloody civil war, Luce’s beloved brother Allen chooses to fight for the king as a cavalier. Allen and Luce are swept up in the chaos of war as they defend their opposing causes and protect those they love. Will war unite or divide them? And will they find love and a home to return to—if they survive the horror of civil war. In the dawn of England’s great rebellion, love is the final battleground. A true story based on surviving memoirs, court papers, and letters of Elizabeth St.John's family, By Love Divided tells of the war-time experiences of Lucy St.John, the Lady of the Tower. This powerfully emotional novel tells of England's great divide and the heart-wrenching choices one family faces. Today, we are stopping over on Candlelight Reading for a fabulous 5 Star Review! Here is a snippet:
“Set during the English Civil War, Ms St.John has presented her readers with a book that leaves a lasting impression in one's heart. The brutalities of war, the emotional trauma of watching as your family is torn apart by political ideas and beliefs means that this novel not only tugs at the reader's heartstrings, but also demands to be read in one sitting - a feat I achieved by staying up to the early hours of the morning to read it - but this book demands such tender devotion, for the story is enthralling and the characters unforgettable..." Candlelight Reading.
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