I am absolutely delighted to be able to show you the cover of my new book, The Long Way Home. This is the third book of The Southwark Saga, but is a little bit different from the first two. While most of it does not take place in Southwark, you will see many of the same characters from the series in it including Mark, Jane, Meg, Joe Ledford, and of course, Jack and Alice. In this one, Alice is goes waaaaaay outside her comfort zone as she becomes the Mistress of the Marquise de Harfleur's wardrobe. I can't wait to share it with you. Here's the cover!
The Long Way Home
A paranoid king, a poison plot, and hideous shoes…it’s not easy being Cinderella.
After saving the life of the glamorous Marquise de Harfleur, painfully shy barmaid Alice Henshawe is employed as the lady’s companion and whisked away to Versailles. There, she catches King Louis’ eye and quickly becomes a court favorite as the muse for Charles Perrault’s Cinderella. The palace appears to be heaven itself, but there is danger hidden beneath the façade and Alice soon finds herself thrust into a world of intrigue, murder, and Satanism at the heart of the French court.
Having left his apprenticeship to serve King Charles as a spy, Jack Sharpe is given a mission that may just kill him. In the midst of the Franco-Dutch war, he is to investigate rumors of a poison plot by posing as a courtier, but he has a mission of his own. His childhood friend Alice Henshawe is missing and he will stop at nothing to see her safe. When he finds her in the company of the very people he is meant to be investigating, Jack begins to wonder if the sweet girl he grew up with has a dark side.
When a careless lie finds them accidentally married, Alice and Jack must rely on one another to survive the intrigues of the court. As old affection gives way to new passion, suspicion lingers. Can they trust each other, or is the real danger closer than they suspect?
In the meantime, I will be at a couple of great Facebook parties over the next month and I hope you can stop by to join the fun! On Tuesday night I will be at Kat McIntyre's Hunting For Spring Release Day Party at 4:30 EST. I'm also beyond honored that the Belles' Book Club has chosen Tyburn as their book for February. Hurray! We will all be getting together to discuss the book on February 18th, so please stop by to say hello and feel free to bring any questions you have for me!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend! :)
Update: You can now pre-order The Long Way Home for 20% off the cover price from Liquid Silver here!