Shakespeare’s Women Speak
Kathryn’s strong will and sharp tongue have branded her a shrew in her small town. Now, not even the generous dowry offered by her wealthy father can tempt any man to court her. But when Sir William rides into town on his magnificent war horse, Kathryn’s world turns upside down.
William is like a burr in Kathryn’s side from the very beginning. Even the way he insists on calling her “Kate” irritates her thoroughly, yet she can’t keep from listening for his voice. Though he claims he is the only man for her, she is certain he only wants her rich dowry. When he proposes marriage, she accepts as a way out of her miserable home.
Freed from her cruel family and judgmental town, Kathryn must decide whether she will continue her battle of wills with the sometimes charming, often maddening Sir William. Will she remain the shrewish Kathryn or find a way to be Will’s Kate?
Forthcoming: LOVING BEATRICE
Beatrice expected that before the love of her life, Edmund Benedict, went off to join Henry Tudor’s rebels, he would marry her. But because she was an heiress and he was a landless bastard, he would not ask for her hand, even though she was ready to defy her family for him. Instead, he left her with nothing: no promises of his return, no assurances of enduring love. Her shattered heart healed into something resembling a stone wall mortared with ice.
Two years later, Benedict returns, newly knighted and made wealthy by the victorious King Henry VII, and Beatrice is determined to pretend he never meant anything to her. But as companions to the king and his consort, they can’t just ignore each other, and if they can’t ignore each other, they’ll trade insults with an intensity as deep as their love once was.
The ice in Beatrice’s heart begins to melt the day she overhears her favorite cousin, Grace, say that Benedict still loves her. Warily, like opponents preparing for a joust, Beatrice and Benedict approach each other in love once more. But when Grace is accused of infidelity by her fiancé, Beatrice is sure it’s a lie, and Benedict puts his own life on the line to avenge this betrayal — and demonstrate his love for Beatrice — by challenging Grace’s accuser. Unwilling to simply watch events unfold, Beatrice risks her own future happiness to learn the truth.