Today, historical fiction & romance author, Cathie Dunn, takes you to the south-west of France, to Carcassonne and its stunning surroundings.
Love Lost in Time, Cathie’s new release, is a dual-timeline mystery set in 2018, and from AD 777, during the expansion of the Franks under Charlemagne into the region of Septimania, the area on the western shores of the Mediterranean Sea and inland. Raids from Saracens were rife north of the Pyrenees, and sites like Carcassonne were fortified to repel those attacks. But as so often, the real danger lay far closer to home!
I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the main female characters - Nanthild - a few weeks ago as part of the Ocelot Character Blog Hop and she's a lady with many talents and many secrets! I loved reading an ARC copy of the novel a couple of months ago, but I have now bought my own kindle version of the final novel to revisit these lovely characters and the amazing setting. Read on to find out more about Love Lost in time.
A tale of love, death and redemption…
Languedoc, south-west France
Madeleine Winters discovers ancient female bones under her kitchen floor. How did the woman end up buried, all alone, in that particular spot in the Cabardès hills?
And why was her back broken?
Septimania, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea
Seventeen-year-old Nanthild must marry Count Bellon of Carcassonne, a Visigoth, as part of his peace agreement with Charlemagne. As a wise-woman, she continues to visit those in need of her help during Bellon’s frequent absences. But dangers lurk on her journeys…
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