The Importance of Pawns

Keira’s book, The Importance of Pawns, is a powerful tale of “love, revenge, danger, valour struggle and bravery.” So writes Roberta Rich, best-selling author of The Midwife of Venice Trilogy.

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Danger lurks beneath the glitter of the sixteenth Century French court for Claude and young Renée, heiresses to the rich duchy of Brittany. Their mother, Queen Anne, lies dying. King Louis, their father, knows he has little time to live.

Countess Louise d’Angoulême, guardian to the girls, is mother to the next king. For years she has envied the dying queen. She plots to marry wealthy Claude to her son. Her unexpected guardianship presents a golden opportunity, but only if she can remove Baronne Michelle, their protectress.

As political tensions rise, the futures of Princess Renée and Baronne hang in the balance, threatened by Countess Louise’s plots. Will timid Claude untangle the treacherous plots Countess Louise is weaving? Will Claude outflank the wily countess to protect young Princess Renée? And can she find the courage to defend those she loves?

Based on historical events and characters, The Importance of Pawns will rivet you until the last page. It pits envy, power and intrigue against loyalty and the strength of women’s friendships. 

The Importance of Pawns is available as both an ebook and paperback on Amazon.

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