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Children’s Fate is going on a blog tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Children’s Fate by Carolyn Hughes

Genre: Historical Fiction

Tour Dates: 10th - 16th January 2021

Publication Date:  28th October 2020

Standalone Book 4 Of The Meonbridge Chronicles Series

Estimated Page Count - 380

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDF or extremely limited UK paperbacks

Types of post available: Reviews, guest posts, extracts and Q&As

Potential Content Warnings: Prostitution, Black Death

How can a mother just stand by when her daughter is being cozened into sin?

It’s 1360, eleven years since the Black Death devastated all of England, and six years since Emma Ward fled Meonbridge with her children, to find a more prosperous life in Winchester. Long satisfied that she’d made the right decision, Emma is now terrified that she was wrong. For she’s convinced her daughter Bea is in grave danger, exploited by her scheming and immoral mistress.

Bea herself is confused: fearful and ashamed of her sudden descent into sin, yet excited by her wealthy and attentive client.

When Emma resolves to rescue Bea from ruin and tricks her into returning to Meonbridge, Bea doesn’t suspect her mother’s motives. She is happy to renew her former friendships but, yearning for her rich lover, she soon absconds back to the city. Yet, only months later, plague is stalking Winchester again and, in terror, Bea flees once more to Meonbridge.

But, this time, she finds herself unwelcome, and fear, hostility and hatred threaten…

Fear, betrayal and deceit, but also love and courage, in a time of change and challenge – Children’s Fate, the fourth MEONBRIDGE CHRONICLE.

About Carolyn Hughes

CAROLYN HUGHES was born in London, but has lived most of her life in Hampshire. After completing a degree in Classics and English, she started her working life as a computer programmer, in those days a very new profession. But it was when she discovered technical authoring that she knew she had found her vocation. She spent the next few decades writing and editing all sorts of material, some fascinating, some dull, for a wide variety of clients, including an international hotel group, medical instrument manufacturers and the government.

She has written creatively for most of her adult life, but it was not until her children grew up and flew the nest several years ago that writing historical fiction took centre stage in her life. She has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Portsmouth University and a PhD from the University of Southampton.

Children’s Fate is the fourth novel in the MEONBRIDGE CHRONICLES series. A fifth novel is under way.

You can connect with Carolyn through her website and social media:

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

10th January

  1. Being Anne

  2. What Cathy Read Next

  3. Splashes Into Books

11th January

  1. @wendyreadsbooks on Instagram

  2. Mama Bear's book hour

  3. Victoria Wilks Writes

12th January

  1. Just4MyBooks

  2. Historical Fiction with Spirit

  3. Lisa's Reading

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