Book Review-The Mistletoe Bride of Minster Lowell- J. P. Reedman | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Mistletoe Bride of Minster Lowell- J. P. Reedman

Friday, December 23, 2022

Christmas celebrations were really a big deal back in the days when this short story takes place. The Lords and Ladies really outdid themselves with decorating, food-you name it! It was a cold, snowy evening but all the guests had arrived and all were having a really good time. The play actors who had been hired had every one joking and laughing. The Lord of Misrule was chosen then a strange man showed up. Everyone assumed that he had been hired to tell stories--and he certainly did do that. It wasn't a pleasant tale. What ends up happening will give you chills and make you wonder----

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Twelfth Night has come to Minster Lovell Hall. Francis Lovell and his wife Nan Fitz Hugh have arranged a fabulous celebration to entertain their friends, Richard Plantagenet and Anne Neville, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The feast is served in splendour, the Mummers arrive to perform the traditional play with much jollity and hi-jinks, and the Lord of Misrule is crowned. But when a strange, mysterious storyteller arrives calling himself Jack Rhymer, the evening takes on a darker he tells the haunting tale of the Mistletoe Bride, a maiden who vanished at the old hall upon her wedding night. A dangerous game is then begun, urged on by the Lord of Misrule. Will history repeat itself at Minster Lovell Hall?

A short novelette set at the time of the Wars of the Roses, featuring Francis Lovell and Richard of Gloucester, later Richard III. approximately 14,000 words.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Born to a Canadian soldier and English war bride, J.P. grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. but has lived in the U.K. for almost a quarter of a century.

Interests include anthropology, archaeology, folklore, fantasy, the Wars of the Roses era (Richard III in particular), Robin Hood, medieval life in general, Stonehenge and the megalithic culture.

Works include two novels set at the time of Stonehenge, Stone Lord and Moon Lord, and two popular works on Richard III (I, Richard Plantagenet parts 1 and 2) written from his first person point of view. Other works include a dystopian novel My Name is Not Midnight, which takes place in a post-Apocalyptic Canada, and a historical fantasy Sacred King which is about Richard III's 'return' in a Leicester carpark. Many short stories and collections are also available, the subjects ranging from high fantasy and horror to pure historical fiction.

Upcoming projects are a Complete Edition of I, Richard Plantagenet (revised, with new details), a novel on Eleanor Provence, Queen of Henry III, and a mystical version of the Robin Hood legend.

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