Ascribe Novel Solutions: promote, advertise and market your quality self-published book on ascribeme.comBased in England, Carol McGrath writes historical fiction and is currently working in the medieval period. She studied History at Queens University Belfast, has an MA in Creative Writing from the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queens University Belfast and an English MPhil from Royal Holloway, University of London. The Handfasted Wife is her debut novel, first in a trilogy titled The Daughters of Hastings. She has been a history teacher/ head of department in a English comprehensive school. Carol McGrath is currently co-director of her husband's successful bespoke solid surface company, Counterproduction. Her first love, however, is writing and she is an avid reader and reviewer.

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Ascribe Novel Solutions: promote, advertise and market your quality self-published book on ascribeme.comThe Handfasted Wife

4.3 stars on Amazon

3.8 stars on Goodreads

Category: Historical

"Moving, and vastly informative, a real page turner of a historical novel... Love, loss and longing bring much the same now as in the 11th century, Carol McGrath's Hand Fasted Wife has the same compelling hold on the reader as any contemporary novel, while remaining faithful to the mores of the time.. What times they were, and what an achievement this book is!"

Fay Weldon 

 

The Handfasted Wife is the story of the Norman Conquest from the perspective of Edith (Elditha) Swanneck, Harold’s common-law wife. She is set aside for a political marriage when Harold becomes king in 1066.

Determined to protect her children’s destinies and control her economic future, she is taken to William’s camp when her estate is sacked on the eve of the Battle of Hastings. She later identifies Harold’s body on the battlefield and her youngest son becomes a Norman hostage. 

This is an adventure story of love, loss, survival and reconciliation. Based on the historical story of Edith Swan-Neck, The Handfasted Wife tells the story of 1066 from the perspective of the royal women.

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Ascribe Novel Solutions: promote, advertise and market your quality self-published book on ascribeme.comThe Swan Daughter

5 stars on Amazon

4 stars on Goodreads

 

 

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 A marriage made in Heaven or Hell. 1075 and Dowager Queen Edith has died. Gunnhild longs to leave Wilton Abbey but is her suitor Breton knight Count Alain of Richmond interested in her inheritance as the daughter of King Harold and Edith Swan-Neck or does he love her for herself? And is her own love for Count Alain an enduring love or has she made a mistake? The Swan Daughter is a true 11th C tale of elopement and a love triangle.

 

 

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