Blog Tour: By Love Divided The Lydiard Chronicles, Book 2 By Elizabeth St.John.

Updated: Dec 18, 2020

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By Love Divided

The Lydiard Chronicles, Book 2

By Elizabeth St.John

December 7th – December 18th 2020


Book Title: By Love Divided

Series: The Lydiard Chronicles, Book 2

Author: Elizabeth St.John

Published: October 2017

Publisher: Falcon Historical

Page Length: 381

Genre: Historical Fiction

London, 1630.

Widowed and destitute, Lucy St.John is fighting for survival and makes a terrible choice to secure a future for her children. Worse still, her daughter Luce rejects the royal court and a wealthy arranged marriage, and falls in love with a charismatic soldier. As England tumbles toward bloody civil war, Luce’s beloved brother Allen chooses to fight for the king as a cavalier. Allen and Luce are swept up in the chaos of war as they defend their opposing causes and protect those they love. Will war unite or divide them? And will they find love and a home to return to—if they survive the horror of civil war. In the dawn of England’s great rebellion, love is the final battleground. A true story based on surviving memoirs, court papers, and letters of Elizabeth St.John's family, By Love Divided tells of the war-time experiences of Lucy St.John, the Lady of the Tower. This powerfully emotional novel tells of England's great divide and the heart-wrenching choices one family faces.

Elizabeth St.John

Elizabeth St.John spends her time between California, England, and the past. An acclaimed author, historian, and genealogist, she has tracked down family papers and residences from Lydiard Park and Nottingham Castle to Richmond Palace and the Tower of London to inspire her novels. Although the family sold a few 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 legacy. And the occasional ghost. But that's a different story.

Having spent a significant part of her life with her seventeenth-century family while writing The Lydiard Chronicles trilogy and Counterpoint series, Elizabeth St.John is now discovering new family stories with her fifteenth-century namesake Elysabeth St.John Scrope, and her half-sister, Margaret Beaufort.

Tour Schedule

December 7th

A Darn Good Read

December 8th

Madwoman in the Attic

December 9th

The Historical Fiction Blog

December 10th

Candlelight Reading

December 11th

Let the words shine…

December 14th

The Books Delight

December 15th

Oh look, another book!

December 16th

The Whispering Bookworm

December 17th

Ruins & Reading

December 18th

Zoe’s Art, Craft and Life