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May 2018: Debut Novel Inspiration
~ Ruth Kaufman ~

CTR asked:
QUESTION: What inspired you to write your debut novel?

Ruth Kaufman said:
I’d read hundreds of historical romance novels and had thought about writing one, but didn’t know where to start. One day, the beginning of the opening scene popped into my head. I saw a woman slumped on a horse that was walking slowly over a hill in a forest. A knight and his men saw her, then someone else came over the hill and grabbed her. Who was she? Who was the knight, and why was he there? Who was chasing her and why? And I was off.


At His Command by Ruth Kaufman cover

At His Command (Wars of the Roses Brides #1)

[Medieval Romance]

The king sends Sir Nicholas Gray to protect recently widowed Lady Amice Winfield from undesirable suitors. Though Nicholas intrigues her, she yearns to run Castle Rising without a man’s control.

Nicholas has no interest in marriage. A kiss sparks desire neither can ignore, yet serving opposing political factions threatens to pull them apart.

At court, the king and queen command her to wed a highly-ranked, wealthy lord. How can she follow the king’s command when she’s a scribe for his rival? How can she marry another when she’s falling for Nicholas?

2016 Booksellers’ Best Award double winner: Best Historical & Best First Book

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