An emotionally charged historical drama…
Set in the 13th Century England, Miller’s latest delivers an intricate and authentic rendering of one woman’s heart wrenching love for two men. When Lady Gabrielle took refuge in a French convent, she had no idea her life was going to change forever. After being recognized, Gabrielle is captured and taken to an English castle as a prize for Sir Michael Marston. And though love for her lover, Montague of Rouen, burns deep in Gabrielle’ heart, she soon becomes Marston’s soulmate, thanks to a spell casted by the powerful witch Minerva. As England drifts into civil war, Montague attacks. Gabrielle is forced to choose between the two men. What will she decide? Miller creates in magical detail people’s way of life and is just as specific and authentic in his depiction of the spiritual wounds of war-torn England and France. But the heart of the novel is his expertly crafted, multi-layered cast of characters. Readers will easily fall in love with the endearing Marston and passionate Montague. Gabrielle, with her iron core of character and courage, makes for an intriguing heroine. Miller vividly demonstrates how Minerva, through potions, spells, and cunning both casual and calculated, brings Gabrielle and Marston together, engineering a bond that gets Marston out of the recesses of depression. Evocative, assured prose pulls the reader deep into the intriguing storyline. The pacing is swift, the surprises are plenty, and the poignant ending packs an emotional wallop. This stirring historical is as much about the very nature of the intricacies of love as it is about the questions of duty, responsibility, faith, trust, betrayal, and revenge. This is a stunner.
Song of Gabrielle: The Woman Who Loved Two Men
By John Anthony Miller
Taylor and Seale Publishing
Pub date June 16, 2021
Price $18.95 (USD) Paperback, $4.84 Kindle edition