“A life without books is like a body without a soul.
A great book is my most constant friend.”
Olivia Longueville

My love for writing started at a young age.  When I was a girl of ten, I visited the fabulous Château de Fontainebleau and toured its library.  This legendary archive is focused on the history of France and Europe, bringing to life events shrouded in the mists of time.
As I entered the palace’s library, my eyes widened in sheer astonishment at the sight of the numerous old books around me.  My heart was humming a tune of celestial happiness as I admired the most impressive collection of volumes I had ever seen.  Since then, I’ve been a lover of libraries, old tomes, and musty pages, and I’ve been drawn to stories that provide glimpses of the past.
I believe that every era is like an architectural landscape with its own peculiar ornaments and jewels.  Years ago, my imagination took me to the magnificent fictional universe spanning thousands of years back, so I’ve devoted my life to creating historical fiction works.  I hope you enjoy this site, where I’ll share my passion for history and writing, and I recommend that you visit other pages for additional tidbits.
My best regards,
Olivia Longueville

A historical fiction author whose unique prose is lush and tinged in the hues of the Renaissance era

SOON TO BE REPUBLISHED!
Between Two Kings by Olivia Longueville
part 1 of the Anne Boleyn alternate history series

Robin Hood’s Dawn by Olivia Longueville
and J. C. Plummer, part 1 of the Robin Hood Trilogy

There is some very exciting news about my Anne Boleyn books!

Now there are new versions of the novel “Between Two Kings” and the other novels in the series. My new reimagining of the Anne Boleyn story is written in the unique descriptive, soul-stirring prose, and features some new storylines and characters. Romance, deadly court and political intrigues, vengeance, historical detail, and red-hot passion – you will find all these captivating things in this series.

PRAISE

“A fascinating and lyrical read, presenting a very credible alternative history had Anne Boleyn escaped the block. Olivia Longueville writes as if she were a fly on the wall witnessing every scene, thus providing the reader a window into the machinations of the Tudor and Valois courts. In particular, the way she builds the comparison between how François I treats Anne to that of the dictatorial and tyrannical Henry VIII, are very believable. Olivia’s education has clearly embraced a study of many of the classics. Even for those not familiar with the works of Homer and Ovid, or any of the other Greek and Roman classical writers, these references add colour and give the reader an insight into what the educated members of society read and found entertaining. Nothing makes an alternative history more believable than if it is set within the bounds of historical facts which are then moulded, with artistic license, to create an engaging fiction. The sub-plots and twists make this book a page turner and, in my opinion, would also make a great film.”
– Melanie V. Taylor, a British art historian and writer –

Robin Hood’s Dawn

Praised as one of the best and most unique retellings of the Robin Hood legend.

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PRAISE

“This exciting story and its memorable cast of characters, this fictional adventure embedded in historical fact – it all works together beautifully to create a riveting and witty narrative… Longueville and Plummer do a fantastic job building three-dimensional characters who are easy to either root for or hate, and are always memorable. The relationships between the characters are beautifully depicted as well, the love story between Robin and Marian being an outstanding example. I’m particularly pleased with how they portrayed Marian – while Robin is very protective of her and desperate to save her, she remains very independent, strong, and brave in a horrible situation.”
– The Quirky Book Nerd Review –

“Authors Olivia Longueville and J.C. Plummer deliver a masterful new tale on Robin Hood. The flavor is authentic. The setting, dialogue, characters, customs, made for an impressive novel. One new delicious twist on this spin on Robin Hood is the role that Lady Marian plays throughout the book. Their blazing relationship is the centerpiece of the entire book. I’m amazed at how well this book was written. Can’t wait for book two!”
– The Writing Train Review –

“Robin Hood’s Dawn was a fantastically well written read, and it not only creates a Robin that I found myself relating with more than any version of the character before, but also a character who is not a perfect hero… The other element of this novel that I tremendously enjoyed was Marian’s character. Instead of being written solely as a damsel in distress this version of her wants to help Robin and insists on being part of his new life as a rogue. She learns to protect herself and when Robin is not there she takes matters into her own hands. “
– The Nerdy Girls Express Review –