Elizabeth Chadwick

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Best selling historical novelist Elizabeth Chadwick won a Betty Trask Award for her first novel The Wild Hunt. She has been shortlisted for the UK's mainstream Best Romantic Novel of the Year Award 4 times and longlisted twice. Her novel The Scarlet Lion about the great William Marshal and his wife Isabelle de Clare, has been selected by Richard Lee, founder of the Historical Novel Society as one of the landmark historical novels of the last ten years.
When not at her desk, she can be found taking long walks with the dog, baking cakes, reading books (of course!) exploring ruins, listening to various brands of rock and metal music, and occasionally slaving over a steaming cauldron with re-enactment society Regia Anglorum.

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Elizabeth Chadwick Hi Brittany,
I would love such things to happen but how it works is that the author is usually approached by a TV or film company who ask to buy the…more
Hi Brittany,
I would love such things to happen but how it works is that the author is usually approached by a TV or film company who ask to buy the rights to the book. Then they have to find the funding to get it made which is easier said than done! However, my Marshal novels have had the rights bought by a film company recently - hooray!!. I have historical consultancy rights on board and they are looking at making a two hour pilot. There is still a long way to go and it still might not happen, but the spark is there. :-) (less)
Elizabeth Chadwick Everyday attitude to violence. While I can understand it and have studied the mindset in order to write it, I do find my modern self at odds with it…moreEveryday attitude to violence. While I can understand it and have studied the mindset in order to write it, I do find my modern self at odds with it at times, especially when it comes to children and animals. I grew up in a society where smacking children was the norm and the 'spare the rod and spoil the child' mentality was still rife. Now it's less acceptable. There's been a shift. So if one writes a beating scene which might be perfectly normal for the Middle Ages it can be difficult for modern readers to absorb. At the same time one has to be true to history, so it's a delicate balancing act.(less)
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“Your enemies have neither the proof nor the backbone to stand against you, but say something often enough in vulnerable ears and incredulity turns to belief.”
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“Grief was just the moment before you tied the thread and began the next one”
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Laird of the Wind by Susan King
Laird of the Wind, by Susan King
In medieval Scotland, the warrior known as Border Hawk seizes the castle belonging to the father of the beautiful Isabel Scott, famous throughout the Lowlands for her gift of prophecy. During the battle, Isabel is injured while fighting alongside her men, and placed under Border Hawk's protection. As the border wars rage on, the warrior and prophetess engage in a more intimate conflict, discovering that their love for the Scottish borderlands is surpassed only by their love for each other.
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Determined to give her son, Jeremy, the childhood he deserves, Chloe Evans has left a tough past behind and is starting fresh in the charming resort town of Jack Pine, Oregon. But protecting Jeremy becomes a dicey proposition when he seeks out the most dangerous man in town, Ben Longtree, to heal his sick puppy. Chloe has been warned to stay away from Ben. But there's something about him, at once gentle and untamed, that intrigues her....

Long ago, Ben accepted his role as the town outcast. Rumored to have once killed a man, he lives in splendid isolation with his forgetful mother, secretly employing his skills as a veterinarian to heal the wounded wild animals that mysteriously come to him. Now Chloe's sunny warmth and brave tenacity arouse desire he has long deified. And although Ben is notorious for his healing touch, it is Chloe's hands ... and heart ... that have the ,.power to save his battered soul.
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The 25th Hour by Jaye Garland
The 25th Hour, by Jaye Garland
The impossible can be quite simple, actually. Just imagine….
With one stroke of her architect’s eraser, an heiress is chased through time by her father’s murderer and lands in the arms of a 19th century Wyoming rancher. The enduring lovers must find the killer before another life is taken—and the rift in time closes, separating them, forever.
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To Conquer a Highlander (Highlander, #1) by Mary Wine
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A fierce Highland laird ready to kill for king and country...

When Torin McLeren discovers his neighbor's plot against his king, he takes their daughter as his prisoner, thereby stopping her father's plot from going forward. But that leaves him with a woman under his roof whom he can't ignore, and not just because she's his enemy's daughter...

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The Champion by Elizabeth Chadwick
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This sweeping tale of romance and forgiveness will envelop readers as it takes them from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness to the west in search of true love.
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