Author Maureen Cary’s new book “Winter’s Fire” is a riveting tale of conspiracy and willful desire among the nobility of England in the 1600s

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Recent release “Winter’s Fire” from Page Publishing author Maureen Cary is an intriguing novel about the capricious and intricate lives of nobles in 1600s England.

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Maureen Cary, a native of California who has spent twenty years teaching college-bound seniors in the Bay Area, has completed her new book “Winter’s Fire”: an evocative book that shares the fascinating moments of England’s finest nobility that involve secrets, murder, revolution, and their own wants.

In the England of James I, it is better to keep one’s own counsel, especially when the Gunpowder Plot is afoot. Lady Elizabeth Cary has been invited for a stay at Baynard’s Castle by her friend and mentor Countess Mary Herbert. The two are attending a play at the Globe when Countess Mary’s son Philip appears and tells his mother of the plot against the king. When the play ends, Countess Mary’s party returns to Baynard’s, where all await news of the night’s events.

The residents of Baynard’s Castle have their secrets, and when she visits her friends, Lady Elizabeth has secrets too. There is a well-known late-night visitor in the castle whose presence might bring scandal. Lady Elizabeth is keeping money that belongs to her father’s servingman, Toby Jones, in an arrangement that could anger her husband’s family. Sir Henry Cary is being held for ransom by the Spanish, and it has been over two years since Elizabeth has seen him.

The one secret Elizabeth is considering confiding to Countess Mary has to do with her growing desire to write her own play. When she attends the theater with her friend, she sometimes imagines that they are watching a play written by herself rather than Master Will Shakespeare.

Published by Page Publishing, Maureen Cary’s tale shows the reality of what one’s passion and selfish dreams can do to the best of people, regardless of status or being.

A historical drama, “Winter’s Fire” will surely captivate the readers’ interest in the lives of lords and ladies of England past and their circumstances that drive their lives to a web of power struggle and personal desires.

Readers who wish to experience this work can purchase “Winter’s Fire” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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