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"Vivid imagery worthy of the "Highly Recommended" award from The Historical Fiction Company and five stars!! Congratulations to the author for this fine work of art of the Tudor era." -DK Marley, The Historical Fiction Company

"Richardson tells an exciting and stirring tale with warmth andpassion in a compelling and captivating account of the times. The Rippon Spurrier is unreservedly recommended!" -Book Viral Historical Fiction
"The Rippon Spurrier is a superior example of the historical fiction genre." -Reedsy Discovery 

The Rippon Spurrier

One man will stop at nothing

Marching alongside his master in a Holy War would be a dream come true.

He never expected it to endanger everyone he loved.


Autumn, 1569


Gifted Blacksmith and Spurrier Robert Grey jumped at the chance to march in a rebellion against the heretic Queen Elizabeth. A committed Catholic, he is ready to lay his life down for his faith.


But now, his beloved wife Catherine and their precious unborn baby are threatened.


As the danger around him grows closer, Robert's lifelong friend turns against him, and the mystery of his father's death haunts his sleepless nights. Robert is determined to uncover the secrets of his past. But one man will stop at nothing to ensure those secrets remain buried.


Distrusted and hunted from all sides, Robert and Catherine must fight with all they have to save their family, friendships, and honor. 


But first - they have to stay alive.


If you loved Philippa Gregory's The Lady of the Rivers and Alison Weir's Six Tudor Queens series, you will love this meticulously researched and cleverly written historical novel by C. J. Richardson.


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