‘Written in their Stars’ Blog Tour + Giveaway

Written in their Stars by Elizabeth St. John

Publication Date: November 19, 2019 Falcon Historical eBook & Paperback; 384 Pages Series: The Lydiard Chronicles, Book 3 Genre: Historical Fiction     London, 1649. Horrified eyewitnesses to King Charles’s bloody execution, Royalists Nan Wilmot and Frances Apsley plot to return the king’s exiled son to England’s throne, while their radical cousin Luce, the wife of king-killer John Hutchinson, rejoices in the new republic’s triumph. Nan exploits her high-ranking position as Countess of Rochester to manipulate England’s great divide, flouting Cromwell and establishing a Royalist spy network; while Frances and her husband Allen join the destitute prince in Paris’s Louvre Palace to support his restoration. As the women work from the shadows to topple Cromwell’s regime, their husbands fight openly for the throne on England’s bloody battlefields. But will the return of the king be a victory, or destroy them all? Separated by loyalty and bound by love, Luce, Nan and Frances hold the fate of England—and their family—in their hands. A true story based on surviving memoirs of Elizabeth St.John’s family, Written in their Stars is the third novel in the Lydiard Chronicles series.

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About the Author

Elizabeth St.John spends her time between California, England, and the past. An award-winning author, historian and genealogist, she has tracked down family papers and residences from Nottingham Castle, Lydiard Park, to the Tower of London. Although the family sold a few castles and country homes along the way (it’s hard to keep a good castle going these days), Elizabeth’s family still occupy them – in the form of portraits, memoirs, and gardens that carry their imprint. And the occasional ghost. But that’s a different story… For more information, please visit Elizabeth St. John’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 9 Review at Passages to the Past Tuesday, December 10 Review at Jackie & Angela’s Book Reviews Wednesday, December 11 Review at Books and Zebras Friday, December 13 Review at @ya.its.lit Saturday, December 14 Review at Liberty’s Literary Loves Monday, December 16 Review at Red Headed Book Lady Tuesday, December 17 Review at Impressions In Ink Wednesday, December 18 Review at @bookishbellee Saturday, December 21 Review at Tales from the Book Dragon Monday, December 23 Review at Gwendalyn’s Books Friday, December 27 Review at Historical Romance Lover Sunday, December 29 Review at 100 Pages a Day Friday, January 3 Review at Hoover Book Reviews Monday, January 6 Review at Reading the Past Tuesday, January 7 Interview at Let Them Read Books Wednesday, January 8 Review at Donna’s Book Blog Review at I’m All About Books Thursday, January 9 Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit Friday, January 10 Review at Broken Teepee Review at A Darn Good Read


During the Blog Tour, we are giving away two signed copies of Written in their Stars! To enter, please use the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on January 10th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Paperback giveaway is open to US residents only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen. Written in Their Stars https://widget.gleamjs.io/e.js


From the very first page, I knew this was one I was going to love. First of all, this era, this setting, this concept in history is one of my favorites ever to read about, to learn about, and to see the different perspectives of each individual at this time fascinates me beyond belief. So this was everything I could’ve possibly wanted in a historical fiction. 

The author’s writing style is so unique with a magically eerie quality that it instantly captivated me. The different point of views, the different sides that we were perceiving were all very enthralling and very well told. 

If I read correctly, I think it was stated that the author pulled from her personal family’s history and it completely blew my mind. The accuracy of the mindsets and the events that played out was complete perfection. It was exactly what I would expect of factual history but with the author’s own approach and it made for a very compelling novel that I could not set down! 

An amazing depiction of the unflinching truth of history while highlighting perfectly the role that women took on behind the scenes as kingkillers, as spies, as rebels, the roles that aren’t emphasized in history and I genuinely enjoyed every minute of it. 

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