To celebrate the launching of her beautiful new website, Elena Maria Vidal, Catholic historian, novelist, and author of Trianon and Madame Royale, is hosting a giveaway of her latest book, The Night's Dark Shade. The winner will be announced January 25. According to the product description:
Set amid the turmoil of the Albigensian Crusade in thirteenth century France, THE NIGHT’S DARK SHADE tells of heresy versus orthodoxy, and of forbidden love versus fidelity. Heiress of her father’s estates in Auvergne, the orphaned Lady Raphaëlle leaves her home to marry a nobleman in a remote castle in the Pyrenees. There she encounters the mysterious Cathar sect who challenge all of her most deeply held beliefs. As she seeks the path of her true calling, she discovers hatred and betrayal, as well as abiding friendship and unexpected love.I have not yet read The Night's Dark Shade, but I know from her blogs, Tea at Trianon and Fountain of Elias, and from her other novels that Elena Maria Vidal is a very knowledgeable and talented lady with a gift for weaving together history, faith and spirituality in a fascinating, informative, touching and inspiring mix. HERE are some interesting reviews of The Night's Dark Shade, and a lovely interview with the author.