A Knight of Spain

A Knight of Spain

Marjorie Bowen

Fiction

From the author of God and the Wedding Dress: An engaging historical novel of romance and intrigue based on the life of Don Juan of Austria. On a midsummer day, storm clouds form over Alcalà as three young princes decide who will earn the attentions of the beautiful Doña Aña Santofimia . . . While Don Carlos, the prince of Spain, wins the chance, it is the king's illegitimate brother—Don Juan—who later wins the lady's heart. But ambition, religious wars, and the machinations of the royal family divide the young lovers. Don Juan must take his own fate in hand to protect those he loves, and Spain itself, amid the deep divisions that threaten to destroy it all . . . Praise for Marjorie Bowen "Miss Bowen's work is of the exceptional class." —The Scotsman on Mary Queen of Scots
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God and the Wedding Dress

God and the Wedding Dress

Marjorie Bowen

Fiction

The prolific author of A Knight in Spain presents a gripping work of historical fiction set during the Great Plague of London. In a remote Derbyshire village, over three hundred years ago, a man tried to serve his God to the best of his belief . . . but at a terrible cost to himself and others. William Mompesson is the new rector of Eyam. He is young, handsome, and has a lovely family. Life is too easy in the countryside, as his wife and children enjoy his generous income and the apathetic locals do not require much spiritual guidance. Mompesson's greatest daily challenge is for the souls of his parishoners, as paganism and the famous dissenter Thomas Stanley vie for the attention of the people. But he soon faces a great test as the Plague comes to town, possibly in the crate with his sister-in-law's wedding dress from London. As his parishioners die one after another, Mompesson is witness to unbelievable horrors that test...
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