Sometimes I find a book that whets a thirst to read isn’t yet available in print or audiobook editions, thereby a quick way to satisfy my curiosity is to seek out more information about the story and/or the author whose penned the book itself! Being a tour hostess for Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours (or HFVBTs for short) held a bit of an advantage with this lovely historical new release, as I opted to host the author and an excerpt of her novel in lieu of having a print copy to review!
I appreciate being able to dig a bit deeper into the context of the story whilst trying to nestle out a bit about the author’s process towards writing the novel! Hopefully you will enjoy the questions I posed to Ms Turnquist and enjoy this small jaunt into the world she’s created on behalf of the Czechs of whom inspired her directly to set her novel in their country!
The red-headed Karin is strong-willed and determined, something she inherited from her father. She tries to keep her true nature a secret to avoid being deemed a traitor by those loyal to the king. Karin and her father butt heads over her duty to her family and the Czech Crown. She is then sequestered to the Royal Viscount’s hunting lodge.
Not aware of everything that is happening, she becomes the target of an individual with murderous intent. Her heart soon becomes entangled though her father intends to wed her to another. The turmoil inside Karin deepens and reflects the turmoil of her homeland, on the brink of the Hussite Wars.
Read an Excerpt of the Novel:
Karin’s eyes fluttered opened, and she knew her hold on consciousness was firm; the darkness would not come for her again. She sent up a silent prayer of gratitude as she drank in the sights, sounds, and sensations around her. As she already knew, she was in her quarters at the hunting lodge. Someone had changed her into a nightdress, and her hair fell loose around her. The nightshift and her hair clung to her as if her vision of swimming had been more than illusion. Her eyes adjusted, and what had seemed like incredible light before was now dim to her sight. Dark drapes had been drawn, and she could just faintly make out the sunlight in the window beyond.
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