As the third wife of an abusive French vineyard owner, Madeleine Bouchard hasn’t produced the expected heir after three years of marriage. Fearing he plans to kill her, she flees during a trip to England. Unable to make her way home, she joins a troupe of traveling mummers and reinvents herself as the only woman troubadour in the land, captivating audiences with both song and story.
Nobleman Garrett Montayne’s fascination with Madeleine causes him to pay the troupe to bypass their next stop in order to journey to his estate. Though he suspects Madeleine of being a thief with dark secrets, love blossoms between them under the magical moon of summer solstice.
But Madeleine’s past is about to catch up with her, as her husband is set to arrive to conduct business with Garrett. Madeleine determines to free herself from her loveless marriage and make a new life with Garrett, no matter what the cost.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I enjoyed reading historical romances written in the medieval era, and I decided I wanted to write one myself! I was always fascinated with the stories troubadours told, and so I made my heroine Madeleine the only woman troubadour in all of England.
I had Madeleine join a traveling group of mummers who perform at faires, and I really had fun researching all the goods that were sold and other things about the time period.