The King's Man
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The King's Man

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Kit Lovell is one of the King’s men, a disillusioned Royalist who passes his time between cheating at cards, living off his wealthy and attractive mistress and by plotting the death of Oliver Cromwell.

Fleeing a sadistic and ambitious suitor, Thamsine Granville is alone, penniless and friendless in London. She has her own reasons for wanting Cromwell dead and when she hurls...more
ebook, 2nd edition, 328 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Smashwords (first published June 1st 2007)
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If you've read the blurb and you're not intrigued by that, then I don't know what will draw you into a book.

This story has it all; Friendship, hardship, romance, war, blackmail, assassination, drunken tavern songs, bawdy wenches and plotting and dishonesty as thick as three planks of wood. The plot is twisted and gnarly and will drag you along however unwittingly you may be, down the dimly lit corridors of this 16th century historical tale.

Thankfully, it's not all doom and gloom. Kit and Thamsi...more
Darlene Williams
Cromwell is king in all but name in England, while Charles II bides his time at his cousin's Court. Numerous plots abound to put Charles back on the throne in England, but none have yet succeeded.

Thurloe, Cromwell's spymaster and Secretary to the Council of State, wields substantial power in England and holds the lives of his many unwilling spies in his hands. He is a master at inducing individuals to turn traitor to Charles with threats and inside knowledge.

Kit Lovell is one of those unfortunat...more
Few historical romances are based in the turbulent period of history when Cromwell controlled England and Charles II was in exile in France. I opened this novel anticipating something new and different. What I didn’t expect was to be plunged into a heroic tale of a man and woman who find lasting love in a world of treachery, betrayal, and death.

Ms. Stuart delves into dark places in the human soul with a hero and heroine who leap off the pages, passionate and larger-than-life. Her fast-paced plo...more
Cate Ellink
I love Alison Stuart's stories. They're full of depth with lots of fascinating characters. In this one, she has you love a man who's lost his self-respect and honour and has no love for himself. I wish I knew how she did that :) Thamsine, the heroine, is so strong. In a time when women are often portrayed as insipid and vacuous, Alison Stuart makes her women strong, independent and opinionated... And I love them!!
Nan Hawthorne
Lots of fun.. the protagonist is Kit Lovell, a wonderfull angst ridden but terribly heroic and sexy cavalier.
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Alison was born in Kenya and emigrated to Melbourne, Australia at the age of ten. She studied law at Melbourne University and has worked in a variety of areas as a lawyer, including the military. In 2000 she moved to Singapore with her husband and sons and for three years was able to pursue serious, full time writing. While in Singapore she was published in two anthologies of short stories, one of...more
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