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A young woman forced to fight for her beliefs...
A chaplain with a secret that could determine the fate of a kingdom...
England, 1452. Under the reign of King Henry VI the country is on the brink of civil war after the Hundred Years' War.
Young mystic Lady Isabelle d'Albret Courteault's family is forced to flee the Duchy of English Gascony for a new and unforeseeable life in England. While they become established in the courts, Lady Isabelle discovers dark secrets about their chaplain and tutor. As their growing relationship places her in harm's way, can she remain steadfast in her promises to uphold the monarchy and her faith?
Set amidst a period of grave uncertainty, this is the story of a woman learning to stand up for her beliefs in a patriarchal world - a beautifully crafted narrative of faith, love and grace.
'Clover's world is so vivid, nuanced and historically well-informed... This is a great debut.' Benedict Warren, BBC Symphony Orchestra