Jasper's Lament by Katherine Pym
About the Book
London 1664. The 2nd Anglo/Dutch war is imminent, and England prepares against the threat. After his father’s mysterious death, Jasper’s world is thrown into chaos. Coded messages, letters penned with invisible ink, and chests of gold appear from unknown sources. Dangerous symbols in unexpected places drag Jasper deeper into a conspiracy not of his making. Torn between his newfound love for a Dutchman’s daughter, and his loyalty to the king, Jasper struggles with dark forces. If he ferrets out the plotters that plan to tear England apart, will he lose the one woman he loves?
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"Jasper's Lament is as well-named as well-written. Pym has a wonderful ability to tell a good tale with admirable ease and conviction. It reaches heart-strings, cleverly molding so many little side-plots around the major one, yet never losing its racy pace." -Kev Richardson, Historian "A highly polished and well written book, with excellent historical accuracy and a real flavor of the age. Jasper’s Lament is a great read and hugely atmospheric." -Grace Elliot, veterinarian by day, and author of historical romance by night.
About the Author
Katherine Pym is an author of historical novels set in 1660's London with one novel of the French Revolution, including The Barbers and Jasper's Lament. She divides her time between Seattle, WA & Austin, TX with her husband and puppy-dog.
Auther Interview with Katherine Pym
Well-written and full of inviting characters and a fast paced storyline, readers will enjoy Kathryn Pym’s latest novel, Jasper’s Lament. Full of secrets, mystery, intrigue, deceit, murder, religious politics, war, and love this novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats. This novel is full of exciting, as well as twisting adventure taking place in 17th Century London. I would recommend this novel to readers that want a fast-paced enlightening read that portrays 17th Century London.
Note: There is some swearing in this novel, but it is not excessive. There are also a few sex scenes, specifically in chapters 21 and 32, which readers may choose to skip.
Genre: historical fiction
Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.
Publication date: June 29, 2015
Number of pages: 301, e-copy edition only
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A review copy of this novel was provided by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.
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