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The Tapestry Shop

Arras, France 1265
This is the untold story of the wandering minstrel who first penned the story of Robin Hood. Adam falls in love with Catherine, who intends to join King Louis' crusaders. But Catherine's piety and Adam's scorn for the crusades force them both to examine their beliefs, after which they must each make a life-changing choice.

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Bronze Medal Winner for Popular Fiction
Florida Book Awards
Medallion Winner  ·  Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Winner  ·  First Coast Writers’ Festival

The Tapestry Shop

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Jeanne of Clairmonde

First Place 2009 Royal Palm Literary Awards

An English prison and false accusations are not what Jeanne plans when she joins forces with a French legion. Intrigue, a nighttime castle raid, and a bold French squire further complicate her already dangerous mission.

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Elizabeth Elson Books

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Writing as Elizabeth Elson, Joyce has ventured into the world of Ebooks with her series on Women in History. Elizabeth’s carefully researched books uncover the amazing lives of women who managed to carve out their own remarkable destinies while living in the shadow of powerful men. Elizabeth’s biographical fiction exposes the heartbreak, romance, and little-known facts of these unforgettable personalities. Click here to learn more.

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‘“Julia: Daughter of Rome”. . .  is a quick read, but a really good one at that. We’ve often heard about Octavian, the first Emperor of Rome, and all the stories that go along with his quest to the throne. However, a lot of us fail to realize that he had a daughter named Julia. And even fewer know her story. This tale follows her life as a strategic pawn for her father’s personal gain.’
~ One of My Favorite Reads: August Edition (Aug 12, 2012) on Samantha Cangelosi’s Green Eggs and Sam Blog.

“Theodora of Constantinople” ‘really gave me a glimpse into the Byzantine Empire and the people who helped shape it. Theodora’s life was full of long journeys and heartache, but the way Elizabeth writes, you can’t help but feel like Theodora planned it all herself just to prove a point to all women out there. She wanted us to know that no matter how many times your life path leads you through a dark forest, you’ll eventually get to the meadow.’
~ One of My Favorite Reads: December Edition (Dec 22, 2012) on Samantha Cangelosi’s Green Eggs and Sam Blog

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Haunt Hunter's Guide to Florida

An essential Guide to haunted sites, and a search for the mysterious truths surrounding the legends of Florida's turbulent history.

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Detail from A Vision of Fiammetta by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
and the William Morris Dove and Rose textile design used for the
background were adapted from the images on Wikimedia Commons.