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The King's Man (Guardians of the Crown #2)

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London 1654: 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 w ...more
Published June 1st 2007 by Wings ePress
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Thamsine Granville was hungry; she hadn’t eaten since the previous day and now, in the centre of a huge crowd of people waiting to see Oliver Cromwell pass by, she did something which she hadn’t fully thought through – and when she was snatched from disaster by a strong and determined young man she was frantic. But the entry into Thamsine’s life by the man, whose name was Kit Lovell meant unexpectedly her future changed. But was it for the better – or was it infinitely worse?

Kit Lovell lived lif
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
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
Isabel Ogilvie
Didn't think I would enjoy this book as the English Civil War is not my favourite period in history, but I loved it. Became a real page turner. Couldn't put it down.
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
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.
Téa Cooper
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Where history meets romance. Alison Stuart is an award winning Australian writer of cross genre historical romances. Whether duelling with dashing cavaliers, wayward ghosts or in search of a murderer, her books provide a reader with a meaty plot, historical accuracy and characters who have to strive against adversity, always with the promise of a future together. Alison is a lapsed lawyer who has ...more
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