Please join us on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7 PM PST as we welcome author Patricia Bracewell to discuss her new novel, THE STEEL BENEATH THE SILK.
This book is the breathtaking conclusion to Bracewell's Emma of Normandy Trilogy, brimming with treachery, heartache, tenderness and passion as the English queen confronts ambitious and traitorous councilors, invading armies and the Danish king's power-hungry concubine.
The Zoom meeting will be at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85120377510.
You can pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/ggpSteelBeneath
ABOUT THE STORY
The first two books of the trilogy, SHADOW ON THE CROWN and THE PRICE OF BLOOD, introduce the 11th-century queen of England, Emma of Normandy. In 1002, fifteen-year-old Emma crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Æthelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. With a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies.
In the final book, THE STEEL BENEATH THE SILK, Emma is determined to outmaneuver her adversaries and protect her children and countrymen. She forges alliances and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patricia Bracewell taught literature and composition before embarking upon her writing career. A lifelong fascination with British history and a chance, on-line reference to an unfamiliar English queen led to years of research, a summer history course at Downing College, Cambridge, and a stint as writer-in-residence at Gladstone's Library in Wales. Patricia lives with her husband in Northern California. Visit www.patriciabracewell.com/