• From the award-winning author of the controversial international bestseller The Jewel of Medina, a historical novel that chronicles the lives of four sisters, all daughters of Beatrice of Provence—all of whom became queens in medieval Europe.

    When Beatrice of Savoy, countess of Provence, sends her four beautiful, accomplished daughters to become queens, she admonishes them: Family comes first. As a result...READ MORE

Artist's Statement

 
I strive for beautifully written page-turners that explore relationships and power, especially women’s power. My novels portray women in history who have achieved power, over others as well as — especially — over their own lives, in spite of patriarchal limits. My protagonists — real women from history — have given me courage, strength, and belief in my own abilities. I hope that, in telling their stories, I can inspire others to dream big, to aim high, to dare to make a difference no matter how impossible doing so might seem.