YAmazing Race

Welcome to my stop of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors where you can win prize packs including ARCs, gift certificates, swag, and more!

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THE WICKED AND THE JUST by J. Anderson Coats

1293.  North Wales.  Ten years into English rule.

Cecily would give anything to leave Caernarvon and go home.  Gwenhwyfar would give anything to see all the English leave.

Neither one is going to get her wish.

Behind the city walls, English burgesses govern with impunity.  Outside the walls, the Welsh are confined by custom and bear the burden of taxation, and the burgesses plan to keep it that way.

Cecily can’t be bothered with boring things like the steep new tax or the military draft that requires Welshmen to serve in the king’s army overseas.  She has her hands full trying to fit in with the town’s privileged elite, and they don’t want company.

Gwenhwyfar can’t avoid these things.  She counts herself lucky to get through one more day, and service in Cecily’s house is just salt in the wound.

But the Welsh are not as conquered as they seem, and the suffering in the countryside is rapidly turning to discontent.  The murmurs of revolt may be Gwenhwyfar’s only hope for survival – and the last thing Cecily ever hears.


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33 Comments on YAmazing Race

  1. I guess my favorite historical movie would be anything Jane Austin–like the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice.

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  2. My favorite historical movie has got to be The Scarlet Pimprenell even if the characters aren’t based on real people. My favorite historical movie based on a real person is Boudica.
    Mindy 🙂

  3. My favourite historical movie? Um, does the Brother Cadfael mini-series count? If not, my favourite historical movie would be Amazing Grace. 😛 (Suddenly I’ve realized how few movies I watch.)

    My twitter handle is Snazel

  4. I love historical novels! My favorite historical movie? Warhorse was very good, and Centurion was entertaining. But I loved the historical novel “Outlander”! My email is galadriel2931(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Oh wow I really love historical movies, but my favorite are like action packed one. I really love “The Patriot” and “Gladiator” and they are my top two favorites.


  6. Thank you for the giveaway, the magnet looks silly (in a good way, I swear!). Anyways- it’s neat seeing a book about Wales because I’m so used to seeing English Regency/Victorian mysteries and romances and Highland romances that Wales seems to be the red-headed stepchild in the book world in general.
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  7. Favourite historical movie is the Kingdom of Heaven, although I’m not sure how historically accurate it is.


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