Lucy’s Lost Physick Garden in the Tower

When I was back at the Tower a few weeks ago, imagine my delight when my Beefeater guide informed me that Lucy’s lost garden is going to be restored. The Victorians built housing over part of the land, and so the garden between Lucy’s house and the Bloody Tour is being excavated. Here’s an article I wrote for Mary Anne Yarde’s lovely blog about the garden, and Sir Walter Raleigh’s role in her curatives. The Tower of London’s Physick Garden

By Love Divided Honored with a BRAG Medallion

Thrilled to announce that By Love Divided joins my first novel, The Lady of the Tower, as a BRAG Medallion Honoree. Awarded for excellence in independent fiction, a BRAG Medallion lets readers know that the work is worthy, and has been given this honor by readers. Thanks for the great endorsement, and I REALLY appreciate the award! https://www.bragmedallion.com/award-winning-books/historical-fiction/by-love-divided/

New Release | Audio Book

Preview:

So excited to say that The Lady of the Tower Audio Book is now on sale on Amazon, Audible and I-Tunes. Thanks to the fantastic Bridget Thomas, a very talented actress who narrated the novel, Lucy’s story is now available for your listening pleasure. And, it’s truly a whole different experience from reading – especially hearing the language and original recipes and letters read aloud. I actually got goose-bumps a few times, even still.

If you are a new subscriber to Audible, the book is FREE if it’s your first choice. I do hope you enjoy!

Coming in May – The Lady of the Tower Audio Book

In final production review of The Lady of the Tower Audio Book. It is a whole new incredible experience to hear their stories, letters and words aloud. I can’t wait to share. Bridget Thomas, an extremely talented narrator, won the audtion based on my readers’ votes (and mine, I was so hoping they’d love her as much as I do). Check out her voice on the clip on her website.

https://www.bridgetsvoice.com

Just a couple of weeks until release date!

By Love Divided – “An Epic Story of a Civil War Family”

Thrilled with this wonderful review of By Love Divided which appeared today in Reading the Past, one of the best historical fiction blogs around.

“The novels in Elizabeth St. John’s Lydiard Chronicles are standouts in the recent resurgence of historical fiction set in 17th-century England.”

http://readingthepast.blogspot.com/2018/04/by-love-divided-by-elizabeth-st-john.html

 

The Lady of the Tower Audio Book

Thanks to all my wonderful FB Friends and Tweeps who voted on the very clear winner to narrate and produce the Audio Book for The Lady of the Tower. I’m now at the next stage – a critical review of the first 20 minutes of the book! How does this sound to you – a great cross section of mature and young Lucy, Allen, Barbara and Joan. Post a comment or drop me an email and let me know if this meets your imagination of the characters!