The Rebel’s Daughter
Helena Woulfe, the daughter of a wealthy Exeter nobleman leads a privileged life, however, when rebellion sweeps the West Country, her family is caught in its grip. After Monmouth’s bloody defeat in battle at Sedgemoor, Helena sets off for Somerset to find the three missing members of her family.
With the Woulfe estate confiscated by the crown, Helena and her younger brother Henry hope the anonymity of the capital city will be more forgiving to the children of a convicted rebel. However, Helena finds her search for security and respectability in London are threatened by someone who wishes harm to a traitor's daughter.
Petrea Burchard - "In this story of divided loyalties, family fealty and great loss, Seymour creates a brave heroine. As her family finds themselves on the wrong side of the kind, Helena Woulfe finds she must protect her family and her home at Loxbeare. Seymour is especially good at description. She really puts us there. A ripping tale!"
Diane Scott Lewis - Helena Woulfe thought her lavish life on a seventeenth-century estate would never change. When her father is on the wrong side of Monmouth's rebellion, Helena must flee the safety she's always known, and enter a dangerous world as a traitor's daughter.
Anita Seymour writes with a sure hand; her knowledge of the seventeenth-century, battles and customs, sweeps you into the era. Helena is a strong, yet vulnerable character you will be intrigued to spend time with.
A great story!
Ginger Simpson - A book about 17th Century England was the last thing I thought would captivate me, but I was seriously mistaken. Anita Seymour writes with such description and depth, you are certain to be reeled in and made to walk in the character's shoes. I've read just about everything from this author because of her writing style and ability to make history fascinating, and I'll bet you'll feel the same. If I could give her a higher rating, I would in a hot minute.
John Claire - Anita Seymour knows her 17th century stuff, and brings to vivid life her characters in that time frame. By the time I'd finished reading this novel, I felt I'd been there, in the countryside as Helena looks for members of her family through the broken bodies and stench of blood that are the realities of war, and as she tries to keep safe along the narrow, crowded lanes of London.
Helena holds her head high, knowing everyone considers her father a traitor. Her family has lost everything in the rebellion, and with her younger brother, she tries to make a new life in the city that never sleeps. This is a novel I plan to keep on my kindle for a long time.
The Goldsmith’s Wife
It is 1688 and in London, and Helena has what she always wanted, respectability and security, although her brothers remain a worry - Aaron schemes in Holland with the Prince of Orange to depose the reigning king James II, and Henry carries his own sorrow, pining for another man's wife.
Prince William arrives in England to re-establish the Anglican Church, and when anti-Papist riots break out in London, Helena is forced to flee from her home – again.
While Helena strives to keep what she holds dear, can she and her brothers attain what they desire and above all, will they ever learn the fate of their missing Father, who disappeared after the Battle of Sedgemoor?
AnneMarie Brear - This sequel is a thoroughly good book. Helena has matured from the first book, and her story is so interesting and true to the period of the turmoil that was the 17th century in England.