Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Hugh and Bess: A Love Story by Susan Higginbotham

My review of Hugh and Bess: A Love Story by Susan Higginbotham is up at Historical Tapestry. To read it, click here.

"A delightful novel full of chivalry, romance, and real-life terrors."
Historical Novels Review

Forced to marry Hugh le Despenser, the son and grandson of disgraced traitors, Bess de Montacute, just 13 years old, is appalled at his less-than-desirable past. Meanwhile, Hugh must give up the woman he really loves in order to marry the reluctant Bess. Far apart in age and haunted by the past, can Hugh and Bess somehow make their marriage work?

Just as walls break down and love begins to grow, the merciless plague endangers all whom the couple holds dear, threatening the life and love they have built.

Award-winning author Susan Higginbotham's impeccable research will delight avid historical fiction readers, and her enchanting characters will surely capture every reader's heart. Fans of her first novel, The Traitor's Wife, will be thrilled to find that this story follows the next generation of the Despenser family.


  1. Could you imagine having to get married at 13????? Egads, I would run, run, far away!!

  2. Married at 13? *fainted*

  3. And he was 32. That's practically elderly to a 13-year-old. LOL

    Diary of an Eccentric


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