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5.25.2016

Born to Treason ~ Review

Born to Treason
By E.B. Wheeler

Joan Pryce has lost her father, been turned out of her childhood home, and sent to live with her godparents. Living in the late 16th century is a dangerous if you are a Catholic in English ruled Wales.  And Joan is both Catholic and Welsh. Determined to live her life so that it will mean something, Joan is about to get caught up in something she never dreamed possible - treason against the Queen of England. But treason comes with a price and sometimes the innocent pay it.

Years ago Joan was promised to Nicholas Bowen, but for years silence has been all that has been between them.  Does the young man who once held the title of friend have a place in her life now or has too much come between them?

As Joan rebuilds her life, she fights to stay true to her beliefs while not endangering those who have offered her a home. But how does one stay true when the very thought could bring about the loss of all she holds dear.

Born to Treason explores the plight of the Welsh as they seek the freedom to worship God as Catholics amongest the Protestant leanings of English rule.  One doesn't often have an opportunity to read a book that is based in Wales and I found this to be an interesting change.

Joan was an interesting and intriguing person and I enjoyed getting to know her.  I would love to read more about Nicholas and learn more about his story before Joan came back into his life.  This is an excellent choice if you are looking for clean reading historical fiction,  This book is appropriate for most readers 12 and up in my opinion.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review and tour participation.

About the Book:
Joan Pryce is not only a Catholic during the English Reformation but also Welsh, and comes from a family of proud revolutionaries. But when a small act of defiance entangles her in a deadly conspiracy, a single misstep could lead her straight to the gallows! Joan must decide between fighting for freedom and finding love.

About the Author:

E.B. Wheeler grew up in Georgia and California. She earned her BA in history from BYU and has graduate degrees in history and landscape architecture from Utah State University. With Welsh ancestors on one side of her family and crypto-Catholics on the other, she’s been fascinated by the story of Welsh Catholics since writing about them in her master’s thesis. She’s the award-winning author of  The Haunting of Springett Hall and lives in northern Utah with her family.