“A life without books is like a body without a soul.
A great book is my most constant friend.”
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,
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
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.
“A fascinating and unique reimagining of Anne Boleyn’s life! This edition has taken Olivia’s inventive plot to a new level of excellence in its style, plot progression, and alignment with real history.
The secret to success in any alternate history is that delicate balance between what was and what could have been. Olivia’s extensive knowledge and study of this time period and the colorful characters which populate it, shines throughout the book. The relationship between Anne and King François I of France is romantic and develops over time. As a couple, they are clearly more compatible than Anne and Henry.
If you are a reader who savors books, who wants to be immersed in another world, then you will enjoy Olivia’s highly expressive prose. Her world building is detailed, whether it is describing period clothing or complex emotions. Her similes and metaphors are imaginative, and at times, unusual in a way that fans of descriptive narratives will find stimulating. With all the new subplots and twists, this book is truly a page-turner and would make a brilliant film.”
– J. C. Plummer, an American historian and co-author of Robin Hood’s Dawn –
“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 –