Here is what Anna shared with us about Conquering Passion:
“Every amateur genealogist born in England dreams of tracing their ancestry back to the Norman Conquest. Unless you’re descended from nobility, which I am not, it’s an impossible dream. Common folk didn’t matter enough for their histories to be recorded. I decided, therefore, to create a fictitious family of Normans who came to England as a result of the invasion of 1066 AD, and follow them through successive generations in my novels.
In my research, I came across a factual story of a young Norman noblewoman forced to endure years of exile in Normandy with her psychotic father, cast out of her castle home because of a crime he committed.
I began to think about what life must have been like for her. How did she endure? I wanted to give her a happy ending, and so she became the heroine of Conquering Passion.
Sad to say, the real exile grew up to be a cruel, evil woman who married a Norman nobleman renowned for his barbarity. By all accounts they were a perfect match. She was eventually beheaded courtesy of the sword of an enraged enemy, of which she had many.
You’ll enjoy my story more!”
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