New Novel Tells Story of Love, Fate and Freedom in Medieval Times

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Wendy A. Wilson tells a moving story where absolute rule is power, where love is blinded by contract and freedom to choose is non-existent

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A romantic novel set in Medieval England takes readers back in time in which the daughter of a powerful Irish king will be given in marriage to a knight of William of Normandy’s choosing while a sailor who simply offers his vessels in exchange for land and a small title is also demanded by William to wed one of his choosing. While the sailor decides to never accept the woman William demanded for him to wed, the king’s daughter hopes her touch will bring them together. Will there be true love? Will both of them be allowed to make their own choices? Or will their situation tear them apart? Find out in A Touch of Irish, the latest book from author Wendy A. Wilson’s “A Touch Series” novels.

In this story, Lady Morghan, the daughter of Connor O’Cehealahn knew that she will be given in marriage to a knight of William of Normandy’s choosing. She just hoped that it will be the man whose touch will make her heart race and her body in heat. Even though she knows that her father would never allow her to wed a simple man with a small title, he bartered her for as much as he could achieve. Her father was forever looking for a way to advance his influence in the world and to better his position at home in Eire. He listened to offers and made up his mind that William was powerful enough to take charge of England and rule the land as well. William simply needed to use Morghan to gain the most for himself.

Meanwhile, Edwin de Ballard was nothing but a simple sailor who offered his vessel to William in exchange for a small title and a piece of land to call his own. He and his men brought some of the king’s men and supplies from Normandy. As reward, he carries the title “Baron of Ironwood.” Now, he is forced to stay, attends a feast and eventually weds some dried-up old spinster the king forces on him. He does not want this arrangement but he cannot leave. If he does, all the contracts he has concerning the shipment of his arms and men will be null and void. He feels like a hog being led to slaughter, not a titled man who fought beside the king. He only asked to be allowed to make his own choices but is prevented from doing so. Nevertheless, he met Morgan and was quickly smitten by her beauty yet he doesn’t know that she was the one he is about to marry.

Readers will be readily swept away with this powerful story. A Touch of Irish is one entertaining read that will take readers back during medieval times where absolute rule is power for all the lands of England. Elements of greed, lust, power, fate, love and choices are clearly manifested in this moving novel that is sure to make readers ask for more.    

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About the Author
Wendy A. Wilson was born in the suburbs of Chicago in August of 1956. But as a child, she didn't like reading. It was not until adulthood that she was diagnosed with dyslexia. It was when she picked up a historical romance book in high school that she fell in love with reading. After high school, she lived in Germany for eighteen months, then Washington State for five years. Moving back home, she met her husband at a picnic. Since he was from St. Louis, they met in Springfield and eventually moved there. They got married in 1989. She has two daughters. In July 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had her treatment for a year. Today, she is cancer free and still able to find the time to work on what she loves.

A Touch of Irish * by Wendy A. Wilson
A Touch Series Novel
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 268 pages; 978-1-4771-0094-3
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