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The Exiled (edition 2005)
The Exiled: A Novel by Posie Graeme-Evans
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 074344373X, Paperback)In this windswept story set in the lusty fifteenth century, the enchanting Anne faces the challenge of raising her child in exile. Always resourceful, she flourishes as a merchant and is able to support her household. But the local businessmen aren't pleased about competing with a woman and her foes are multiplying around her, desperate to put her back in what they believe is her rightful place.
Anne has a secret that her enemies could use to destroy her. Her beloved son is the product of a passionate affair with the king, Edward IV, who knows nothing of his existence. If this information were to fall into the wrong hands, it could prove lethal for Anne and her child. She struggles to find peace in a world of duplicity and suspicion, where adversaries masquerade as allies, and someone very powerful wants her dead. Yet, despite the pressure of her enemies, what pains Anne the most is that she is unsure when or if she will see her darling Edward again.
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Enjoying her success as a merchant, exiled fifteenth-century single mother Anne incites the wrath of chauvinist local merchants, a situation that threatens to reveal her son's identity as the illegitimate son of the king.
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