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About Loretta Livingstone
Loretta Livingstone is a British author, who lives with her husband in a beautiful area of the Chilterns. She has written fiction and poetry collections.
Her first foray into the world of fiction was her novelette, Where Angels Tread - a story about a young homeless girl. All proceeds from this book are donated to a charity for the homeless.
Loretta's most recently published book is Blossom on the Thorn - the third tale in her medieval timeslip series. Out of Time, her first novel, was shortlisted for the 2016 Historical Novel Society Indie Award.
She's hoping to be able to work on books 4, 5 and 6 in the series again soon, alhough health problems have meant taking a break for a while. She suffers from M.E. which means she can't work as fast as she would like, and she is also slowly recovering from suspected Covid-19, which although not severe, has caused additional problems to overcome. As a Christian, she is trusting God to bring her through this.
Loretta says of her work, "Above all, I want to leave my readers with smiles on their faces."
You can follow Loretta on GoodReads, where she has an author profile.
Titles By Loretta Livingstone
"I should have had nothing to do with those accursed Angevins. I should have run like hell in the opposite direction."
Giles de Soutenay can scarcely be blamed for his disappointment. Promised an heiress by Queen Eleanor, he is dismayed to discover that, although young and attractive, his bride has all the warmth of a stone effigy.
For the newly widowed Isabella, the reality of a new husband is no cause for celebration. She will do her duty but no more. She will give de Soutenay no reason to complain but he will not have her heart, for any belief in love and tenderness died during those brief years of her first marriage. However, she has reckoned without Giles' perseverance.
After the snows of winter, spring brings hope, until the arrival of a stranger threatens Giles and Isabella’s blossoming happiness. A stranger who might tear them apart before they have truly found each other. Only if Giles can learn patience and Isabella can learn trust can they hope to find lasting love.
This is book 3 in the Out of Time series although chronologically it is set earlier than book 2 and can be read as a standalone novel. Although this is part of a time travel series, this story is not time travel and only mentions it very briefly.
1191: Giles de Soutenay has never liked or trusted John, Count of Mortain, but when John is taken seriously ill, it falls to Giles to ensure his survival.
2006: Marion Hart, visiting the ruined Abbey of Sparnstow, could never have imagined she would be called upon to help save one of the most dangerous men of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Falling through a gap in time, she finds herself administering first aid to John, inadvertently endangering both herself and Giles.
Book #1 of the Out of Time series - a time travel story, set in medieval England.
'Ms Livingstone has proved her worth as a creditable, skilled, and entertaining writer.'
Mary Chapple, Discovering Diamonds Blogspot.
Genre: Medieval Fiction/Time Travel
The author has included a few favourites from her earliest book which is now out of print.
For the last five years, Marion has kept the promise she made to a medieval knight, one Giles de Soutenay, to deliver two Epipens every year at Whitsuntide via the mystical beech tree which once catapulted her back in time. As long as Giles is able to provide these devices for Prince John, he will be able to keep his lands...and his life.
But this year, Marion is in hospital. Desperate to keep her word, she entrusts the devices to Shannon, her daughter. Shannon only has to place the Epipens in a hollow in the roots of the old tree. However, she has recently been betrayed by the man she trusted. Still hurting and embarrassed by the pity she sees in the eyes of her friends, she just wants to get as far away as possible. And she can't get much further away than the twelfth century.
Hildegarde, Abbess of Sparnstow, is expecting a visit from Giles. She is not expecting a young woman from 2012. As Shannon stumbles her way through the social niceties of the twelfth century, she will discover that some things never change.
Although this is book 2 in the Out of Time series, it can be read as a standalone novel. It was published as second in the series, but chronologically, it comes after book 3, Blossom on the Thorn.
Genre: Timeslip/Historical Fiction
'The medieval world is nicely described, well researched and the characters, especially the abbess, are entirely believable. If you want an enjoyable romp with a modern take on medieval life, then read A Promise to Keep. It will not let you down.'
Jen Black, Discovering Diamonds.
She spent her whole life wishing she was beautiful.
The Good Friend:
Would you want a friend like Sabrina?
The New Office Assistant:
Everyone wanted her - but who would get her?
The Good Samaritan:
Be careful. People aren't always what they seem.
On The Wings Of Love:
Dilys had won her dream wedding - but was there a catch?
Minnie-Mae's Disruptive Night
Whatever was Minnie-Mae up to?
Was Teresa really cut out for this?
Sophie had never had such a tedious Christmas. Whatever could Papa have been thinking? A Regency tale.
It was the opportunity of a lifetime - but would Melissa be able to make it?
Take Me To Your Leader
Where exactly had Kluktuk landed?
Swimming With Dolphins:
It was Cecily's big dream - would it ever come true?
Her husband had planned a surprise for her - but could he ever please her?
Flick's Big Announcement:
Just what was Flick getting up to?
Tales to enjoy with your coffee - but watch out for the twists.
This does not apply to sales of second-hand books.
Innocent and shy, kicked out by her mother, Rita.
Predatory and dangerous. Is Rita really who he wants?
Rod and Carla on a romantic city break and Jeremy,
just 7 years old, out with his dad.
And who exactly is Mike? Could there be more to him
than meets the eye?
Strangers whose lives are destined to cross more than
once and change forever.
When you are in the depths of despair, when the night seems darkest, maybe that's when you'll discover where angels tread.