About the Book
The Bridled Tongue by Catherine Meyrick
Publication Date: February 1, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 342 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Alyce Bradley has few choices when her father decides it is time she marry as many refuse to see her as other than the girl she once was–unruly, outspoken and close to her grandmother, a woman suspected of witchcraft.
Thomas Granville, an ambitious privateer, inspires fierce loyalty in those close to him and hatred in those he has crossed. Beyond a large dowry, he is seeking a virtuous and dutiful wife. Neither he nor Alyce expect more from marriage than mutual courtesy and respect.
As the King of Spain launches his great armada and England braces for invasion, Alyce must confront closer dangers from both her own and Thomas’s past, threats that could not only destroy her hopes of love and happiness but her life. And Thomas is powerless to help.
‘People never forget. When the fancy takes them, they bring the old stories out and embroider them further.’
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This story right here is why I have always said I would have probably been tried and burned as a witch if I had lived way back when. But oh my goodness is this book one wile twist after another. Plus it’s also just an amazing love story!
Whenever I think about what it would be like to live in the 1500s I always immediately think that I would not do well. So when reading about Alyce I really felt a sense of kinship with her. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with a woman who has a wicked tongue! But, Alyce is a survivor, so this is not just a tale of the wrongs people do to others. I really loved reading about Alyce because I really loved her character. She was just a good soul surrounded by numerous bleak ones.
The writing in this book was so good! I was immediately hooked and drawn into the story. Plus we were given such a dashing hero character in Thomas. But then again I’m a sucker for period romances where the characters weren’t looking for love but *may have* found in in one another.
About the Author
Catherine Meyrick is a writer of historical fiction with a particular love of Elizabethan England. Her stories weave fictional characters into the gaps within the historical record – tales of ordinary people who are very much men and women of their time, yet in so many ways not unlike ourselves.
Although she grew up in regional Victoria, Australia, she has lived all her adult life in Melbourne. She has worked as a nurse, a tax assessor and finally a librarian. She has a Master of Arts in history and is also a family history obsessive.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, March 17
Review at Books and Zebras
Thursday, March 19
Review at Historical Romance Lover
Friday, March 20
Review at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals
Sunday, March 22
Review at A Darn Good Read
Tuesday, March 24
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Wednesday, March 25
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit
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